Our Taste of Spring Event was a great success. Thanks to Haley Apparel, we were able to offer free tubing to over 200 guests over the weekend. Everyone had a blast. We also delivered plenty of great Discovery Lessons while musician Jim Ljungh serenaded us with great tunes in the sun. It really was great to see how well our beginner area held up to last week’s warming. Only wish I had remembered my sunglasses.
There is still lots of ski season left, and we remain optimistic about the end of February and March. The cooling we have seen in the last week has really done the hill wonders, it’s like it shrink wrapped the saturated snow, hardening it and preserving it. It has given our team a chance to address some of the areas of concern and come up with plans to re-route traffic away from the lower 2/3rds of Sternwheeler, our main green run off the chair. We are very pleased to announce we will be able to safely re-open the Chairlift and T-Bar this upcoming Thursday and Friday, February 8th and 9th and throughout the weekend.
A ski season as challenging as this one is weather wise. All our plans to comeback from last season’s challenges have been working. At the end of December, we had financially caught up with the previous season through new product development, increased events, and corporate sponsorship of events and programs. Since then, things have gotten more difficult because of the warm weather in January.
Difficult has never stopped us in the past. We are the ski hill that was saved by its community. It is again up to our community, the Membership, to make sure it stays saved. Our management team is making plans for every eventuality, but we need your help. We need cashflow to keep the place going. We understand these are not the conditions that typically draw the masses to Shames, but we need to keep our generators turning, our bills paid, and most importantly our staff working. We need attendance. Times are tough all over, not everyone is in a position to spend money on skiing and snowboarding, or help causes they care about. If, however, you can help, here are some things that you can do:
- Come skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, bring a friend
- Take a lesson, try the opposite sport
- Come for lunch, coffee, or a beer
- Buy Advertising
- Buy Coop Memberships
- Buy Corporate Passes
- Sponsor Events and Programming
With all the challenges this tiny ski hill has faced and overcome throughout the years, we are still here, we are still fighting to preserve Shames Mountain for generations to come.
For more information, please feel free to email us to [email protected]
General Manager, My Recreational Mountain Cooperative,