Black Mountain of Maine Fund

$37,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 37 months
JC
Jim Carter   RUMFORD, ME
Historic Black Mountain of Maine, a non-profit ski area that has been an epicenter of nordic racing and alpine skiing, as well as the healthy, active outdoor lifestyle in Maine for three generations, had its best year ever last year, but lost its funding source.

The nordic trails have hosted every level of competition from World Championships, to USSA National Championships, Maine State high school and middle schools state championships, Bill Koch Festivals, J2 championships, Eastern High School Championships, the Sassi Memorial - Maine's unofficial all-class state championship and the Chummy Broomhall College State Championships. Black Mountain, the Chummy Broomhall stadium and the hundreds of Chisholm volunteers in their red jackets, have been the force behind nordic skiing in the East.

The alpine ski mountain is 1,385 feet of vertical, Maine's 4th tallest, has a beautiful post and beam lodge with two museums, two fireplaces, a cafe and Last Run lounge, a new snowmaking system, as well as four paved parking lots. Two seasons ago, in an effort to expand our mission of making skiing accessible to all Mainer's, we began charging $15 for day tickets, even for vacation week, and $150 season passes with no blackout days. The result was dramatic growth, and a lot of new, young faces at the mountain. This year we have increased our ticket prices to $25 and our early season passes to $175 in an effort to make Black Mountain a self-sustaining entity, however, we are not there just yet.

We need your help to continue making healthy lifestyle choices accessible to everyone. Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations will help fund operations to keep Black Mountain open. I hope you will remember the role Black Mountain has played in your skiing career, or that of someone in your family and are inspired to give generously and pass the word to your friends to help as well.
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Update 7
36 months ago
With Black Mountain soon to be again under community ownership, AND ANNOUNCING THAT IT WILL OPEN THIS SEASON, it is now even more critical that Black Mountain continue to see strong community support. Black is one of Maine's tallest ski areas and has one of the nicest lodges anywhere, four paved parking lots and is , BY FAR, the best value in skiing in America.

Please pass the word and keep the fundraising momentum going. Remember, Bangor Savings Bank will match your contribution, making every dollar you donate worth two to the mountain.
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Update 6
36 months ago
Stay tuned for a big announcement at Black Mountain tomorrow at 10AM...
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Update 5
36 months ago
With Bangor Savings Banks' matching grant, every dollar donated counts as two to Black Mountain. Pass the word that now is the time to give generously.
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Update 4
36 months ago
Bangor Savings Bank has just announced that they are contributing a $25,000 matching grant to Black Mountain. That puts us at $100,000 two weeks into our campaign, with three weeks to go. That also means that every dollar contributed on this site will mean $2 to Black Mountain.

We had a packed audience for the announcement, with a lodge full of kids and young families who don't want to see Black Mountain close. Let's help ensure they get to keep coming back to the mountain for years to come.
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Ej Martin
37 months ago

Andy - Thanks for putting this together, along with your efforts both here at Black Mtn. and Big Rock, two ski hills that I've had the pleasure to call "home" over the years. While I will be submitting my own donation here shortly, another donation level / fund raising effort (here or elsewhere) to be considered may be the selling of "lifetime ski pass". Put the price of such a pass at 10-15X the cost of a single year's pass. Just a thought. -Ej

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Rocky Swain
37 months ago

Keep Black Mountian going!

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Crystal Duguay
37 months ago

The Duguay Family loves BMOM!!!

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Sarah Crowley
37 months ago

Save Black Mountain!!

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Andy Shepard
37 months ago

Thanks Skiing Mag!

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Sam Bass
37 months ago

Shared via facebook.com/skiingmag and twitter.com/skiingmag.

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$37,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 37 months
Created June 27, 2013
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$100
Andrew Crowe
32 months ago

Good luck!

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DM
$250
Donald Medd
32 months ago

Black Mountain is a very special place to me. I know it's only a small amount but I hope it helps to keep things running. Thank you to the Chummy Broomhall, Rich Kent and everyone else who made Black Mountain what it was to me in high school and college and what it is today. Sincerely, Don Medd

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SM
$250
Scott Marchildon
33 months ago

In honor of my HS ski coach and friend Rich Kent.

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LC
$100
Little Sebago Lake Yacht Club
34 months ago

From the skier's at LSL

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$500
Anonymous
34 months ago
SC
$250
Sean & Linda Cameron
35 months ago
BC
$500
Bethel Outing Club
35 months ago
$100
Anonymous
35 months ago
DI
$100
David Inger
35 months ago
Ej Martin
37 months ago

Andy - Thanks for putting this together, along with your efforts both here at Black Mtn. and Big Rock, two ski hills that I've had the pleasure to call "home" over the years. While I will be submitting my own donation here shortly, another donation level / fund raising effort (here or elsewhere) to be considered may be the selling of "lifetime ski pass". Put the price of such a pass at 10-15X the cost of a single year's pass. Just a thought. -Ej

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Rocky Swain
37 months ago

Keep Black Mountian going!

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Crystal Duguay
37 months ago

The Duguay Family loves BMOM!!!

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Sarah Crowley
37 months ago

Save Black Mountain!!

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Andy Shepard
37 months ago

Thanks Skiing Mag!

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Sam Bass
37 months ago

Shared via facebook.com/skiingmag and twitter.com/skiingmag.

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