When will the ‘big boys’ get it? | Sun Mountain lodge closes its doors amid sexual harassment scandal
Sun Mountain Lodge, a ski resort in Lowell, has closed its doors after the resignation of its executive director, who resigned amid a sexual harassment investigation.
The lodge was closed Saturday morning and its website was unavailable Sunday evening.
The resort said in a statement that the investigation found no evidence of any sexual misconduct.
The investigation was launched after a report was made in August about a sexual relationship between the director and a male guest.
The report was shared with other members of the lodge.
A spokeswoman for the resort, which was founded in 1912, said that it was not immediately known whether any of the staff was facing disciplinary action.
“As a family business, Sun Mountain Skiing is committed to fostering a culture of respect and integrity in all our workplaces,” the statement said.
“We take these allegations seriously and are taking the appropriate action.
The company takes these matters seriously and is cooperating fully with the authorities.”
Lowell, Mass., police were investigating allegations of a sexual assault by a male resident of the resort.
The hotel’s Facebook page said the lodge was “reviewing its procedures” and could not immediately be reached for comment.
Lowell Mayor Thomas W. O’Connor Jr. issued a statement Saturday saying that he was “deeply saddened” by the resignation and “we are deeply saddened to hear about the departure of Sun Mountain CEO Dave Wilson.”
O’Connors statement said the mayor has been in contact with Sun Mountain management to share his “heartfelt gratitude for all the hard work and commitment that Dave has demonstrated in his time at the helm of the Lowell Ski Area.”
The mayor said he will meet with Wilson to discuss the lodge’s future.
O: https://politi.co/1E7p0Zo#2 The Associated Press contributed to this report.