Black Mountain of Maine Fund
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.
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.
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.
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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