'Bachelor Winter Games' Resort Ordered to Close

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The Vermont ski resort served as the backdrop for the Olympics-themed ABC spinoff of 'The Bachelor' franchise that aired in February.

A private Vermont ski resort that was the setting for ABC's The Bachelor Winter Games has been shut down for failing to pay taxes.

A spokeswoman for the Hermitage Club said Monday that the resort missed a required payment to the state and was ordered to close until it is paid. She said the members-only club hopes to reopen by this weekend.

The resort owes more than $1 million in back taxes and recently laid off about 80 people. Last month, a bank filed a foreclosure notice on several properties, saying the club had defaulted on more than $16 million in loans.

The Hermitage Club hosted The Bachelor Winter Games, a four-episode spinoff of The Bachelor that ran in conjunction with the Olympics.

Host Chris Harrison had said the spinoff series might become an annual event.