Entertainer Lawrence Welk, whose trademark bubbles earned him big bucks, has made an offer to purchase the 37-acre Silver Pick Resort in southwest Colorado near Durango, a real estate salesman says.

The longtime television bandleader will not reveal his plans for the ski-oriented resort located near the Purgatory Ski Area until the sale is complete, said Lawrence Stien, a salesman for Western Realty of Durango.The resort includes 41 condominiums and an 18,000-square-foot lodge.