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This profile was last updated on 11/19/03  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Lenny Cottom

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Watauga Democrat Online, 19 Nov 2003 [cached]
"We've already got a pile of snow out here - we did a good number on it [Thursday] night," said Leonard Cottom, owner of Hawksnest Golf and Ski Resort in Seven Devils."Unfortunately, we're not open.Right now, we're shooting for a Thanksgiving Friday."
Cottom said that Hawksnest is practically on standby, awaiting one more night of cold weather.
"We've got a ton of snow out there," he said."We could almost open the tube park if we could push some of the snow down there."
As for the tube park, Cottom could not be any more enthusiastic.
"This is going to be brand new," he said."It's going to have a 105 foot vertical drop to it.It's going to be like a roller coaster."
Aside from the revamped tubing park, Hawksnest has added an additional 75 feet in length to the beginner's area, also providing easier access to and from the area for beginner skiers.
"We think that's going to be a big hit with the beginner type skiers," Cottom said.
Hawksnest is also in the final stages of completing a 2,700-square-foot deck attached to the main building.The deck is expected to reach completion this week, and Cottom said further additions would be added next spring, including a restaurant.
Watauga Democrat Online, 17 Jan 2003 [cached]
Lenny Cottom, marketing director for Hawksnest Golf and Ski Resort, is also optimistic.
"[The season] started early and stayed cold," he said."The temperatures have been great for us - a good return to the old winters.From years past, it's been a good season.If it stays like it's going now, we'll be in good shape."
While Cottom hopes that inclement weather will not affect this weekend's potential, he still feels that the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will bigger than President's Day weekend in February.Just in case, however, Hawksnest will be prepared.
Leonard Cottom, president of Hawksnest, estimates 3,000 to 4,000 skiers on the slopes for the weekend.
"I'd say we've had more skiers this season than I've ever experienced at this resort," he said, attributing the high numbers to the reopening of Hawksnest for skiing this season.
"The tube park is very popular and we're adding a new area for this weekend to accommodate the demand."
Last season, the resort operated solely as a snow tubing park.Ski Hawksnest plans to continue skiing through March."I just hope the cold weather stays," added Cottom.
"I anticipate the season to get better and better.We'll stay open into March.It just depends on the weather and the traffic count."
Town of Seven Devils, 13 May 2008 [cached]
Lenny Cottom marked a map for the Board to show the 6,000 square foot building, tubing runs and parking lot.
At the request of the Board, Lenny Cottom sketched a plan for clarification onto a map for the Board to review showing the location of the parking lot, building, and tubing. Discussion followed regarding the size of the parking lot and the Board agreed to make the following change to (3) The parking lot is not to exceed four (4) acres and (4) The parking lot is to be on the property referred to as the seventh (7 th) and second (2nd) fairways with buffering comparable to existing buffering added where buffering doesn't exist. Lenny then sketched these changes for clarification onto the map.
Lenny explained that part of the parking will be within those four acres.
Application for Conditional Use Permit - Ski Hawksnest, Inc. / Lenny Cottom
The Mountain Times - The High Country's Home Page, 12 July 2001 [cached]
Leonard Cottom , President of Ski Hawksnest , is reportedly planning to appeal a judge's decision that dismissed his ski resort's lawsuit against the Town of Seven Devils.
Cottom had filed suit alleging that the town and its police force had harassed his resort's customers and employees.Last month , Judge Lacy H. Thornburg dismissed Cottom's suit.The ruling was made after the judge determined that there was no legal or factual basis for the suit.
Cottom has been battling with the town since last year.He has several times threatened to close the resort , which is one of the more important tourism draws in the mountain community.
Cottom had also written a letter to N.C. Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety in February.
The Outdoor Network, 11 Nov 2001 [cached]
According to Raleigh-based 'The News and Observer', Ski Hawksnest's owner, Leonard Cottom, announced earlier this week that the resort's skiing operation will close for good.The paper reported that Hawksnest's closing will affect most of the resort's 250 seasonal employees, along with an estimated 50,000 winter-time tourists that visit the northwestern region of the state.
Cottom decision to close the resort follows the dismissal of a lawsuit he filed alleging that the town of Seven Devils, NC, and its police force had continually harassed Hawksnest's customers and employees.Last month a judge dismissed Cottom's suit, ruling that there was no legal or factual basis for it to continue. (Cottom alleged in his lawsuit that police had engaged in a campaign of stopping and searching vehicles that left his resort.)
North Carolina ski resorts, which number less than 10, have recently received negative press as a result of two ski hill-related deaths.As reported by The Outdoor Network in February of this year ("Snowboarder Instructor Dies on North Carolina Mountain" – February 14, 2001), a 22-year-old former snowboard instructor died at Hawksnest after boarding out of control down an intermediate hill where he slammed into a tree.Also in February, an elementary school guidance counselor, celebrating her son's 10th birthday, was killed while snow tubing down a 375-foot hill at Ski Beech, not far from Hawksnest.
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