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Real Estate Auction
Historic Mt. Wawasee - 55 +/- Acres - Selling in 4 Tracts

Saturday, November 14th - Auction Starting at 10:00 AM

New Paris, IN - Elkhart County

  • Historic Mt. Wawasee Ski Resort
  • 55 +/- Acres Selling in 4 Tracts
  • Indiana's First Ski Resort in 1962
  • Gravel and Timber Potential
  • Amazing Recreational Property
  • Highest Point in Northern Indiana - 1,056 FT

Owner: Sanuk Dee LLC

Contact the Sale Manager:
Brandon M. Steffen
260.426.0633 (office)
260.710.5684 (direct)

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Property Location

18646 County Road 50, New Paris, Indiana

Real Estate Description

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! This historic property was once the Mt. Wawasee Ski Resort in New Paris, Indiana. The property offers spectacular views and many potential uses. It features an 8,000 SF timber frame lodge. The possibilities are endless!

Excellent Recreational Property – Former Mt. Wawasee Ski Resort –
Potential Gravel and Timber - Tremendous Development Potential

Many More Potential Uses: Ski/Snowboarding/Tubing Hill, Christian Retreat Center, RV Camping Park, Restaurant, Weddings, Motor Cross Park, Gravel Deposits, Concert Hill, Paint Ball Park, Winery & Vineyard, Bed & Breakfast, Wind Farm

Tract 1 - 3.01+/- Acres:
Consists of a prime, 3 acre home site. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and great views in this lightly wooded parcel.

Tract 2 - 18.4+/- Acres:
This large tract offers a gorgeous landscape of rolling hills, a clear fresh water pond, and woods at the back of the parcel.

Tract 3 - 10.0+/- Acres:
Tract 3 offers abundant road frontage and a wonderful timber frame lodge, the former Mt. Wawasee Ski Lodge. Ideal for a commercial venture. Spectacular views from this wonderful section of land.

Tract 4 - 23.6+/- Acres:
The largest parcel is tract 4 featuring the highest point in Northern Indiana. Don’t miss the views from atop this gorgeous tract.


(from Goshen News September 22, 1962)

“One of Elkhart County's Famous landmarks, old Buzzard Hill located south east of New Paris, is being revamped in the construction of a ski resort, setting a precedent for Northern Indiana recreation. The $100,000 ski resort is being constructed by three South Bend Men, Robert F. Haskin, Loyal Wilson and Clifford Hamilton, on the land leased from Paul Christner, Route 5, Goshen. The jump itself is situated on the north side of the hill and will feature equipment to make its own snow. One of the buildings is shown in the above photo in its foundation stage. Three ski lifts are expected to be operated when the winter sport gets its county opening.”


Real Estate Inspection

Thursday, October 29th from 3-6pm and Sunday, November 8th from 1-3pm. Feel free to contact Sale Manager for a private showing.

Auction Location

On Site


Procedure: The property will sell at live public auction in 4 individual tracts, any combination of tracts, or as a total 55+/- acre unit. Increments of bidding and conduct of the auction shall be at the sole discretion of the auctioneer.

Method of Payment: A non-refundable earnest money deposit in the amount of 10% of the purchase price will be required the day of sale.

Acceptance of Bid: Successful bidder will be required to enter into a purchase agreement immediately following auction at the site. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any bid

Title: Seller will provide buyer with a commitment of title insurance in the amount of the purchase price insuring the transfer and marketability of title. Seller will provide buyer with a fully corporate warranty deed conveying title to the buyer.

Buyer’s Premium: A 1% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid price of the real estate thus, determining the final selling price of the real estate.

Taxes: Taxes will be prorated to the day of final closing.

Possession: Day of final closing.

Survey: The seller will not provide buyer with a survey. If the buyer or buyer's lender requires a survey it will be at the sole cost of the buyer.

Condition of Property: The property is selling “as – is” “where- is” with no warranty being expressed or implied. Each buyer has been afforded the opportunity to perform his or her own due diligence on the property prior to bidding; your bidding is not contingent upon any inspection or condition of the property.

Agency: The Steffen Group is acting as the exclusive agent of the seller.

Disclaimer and Absence of Warranties: All information contained in this brochure and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and discretion of the auctioneer. The Auction Company or The Seller does not warrant the ability to build on the tracts. All tracts being conveyed “As-Is” “Where-Is” with no warranty being expressed or implied.

For more information, please contact a Steffen Group sale manager at (260)426-0633.

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