Black Mountain of Maine Fund

$37,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 41 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.
+ Read More
Update 7
Posted by Jim Carter
41 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.
+ Read More
Update 6
Posted by Jim Carter
41 months ago
Stay tuned for a big announcement at Black Mountain tomorrow at 10AM...
+ Read More
Update 5
Posted by Jim Carter
41 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.
+ Read More
Update 4
Posted by Jim Carter
41 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.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 1.0K total shares
Ej Martin
41 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

+ Read More
Rocky Swain
41 months ago

Keep Black Mountian going!

+ Read More
Crystal Duguay
41 months ago

The Duguay Family loves BMOM!!!

+ Read More
Sarah Crowley
41 months ago

Save Black Mountain!!

+ Read More
Andy Shepard
41 months ago

Thanks Skiing Mag!

+ Read More
Sam Bass
41 months ago

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

+ Read More

$37,514 of $50k goal

Raised by 212 people in 41 months
Created June 27, 2013
KM
$5
Kevin McKenna
41 months ago
KG
$10
Kathryn Guare
41 months ago
JK
$20
Judi kelly
40 months ago

This is in honor of my cousin Pam Nadeau Miller and her family, because they enjoy Black Montian so much~

BH
$20
bill henderson
40 months ago
JD
$20
Jerry Dinsmore
41 months ago
GP
$20
Gary Philbrick
40 months ago
BF
$20
Betsey Foster
41 months ago
$25
Ian Ogilvie
41 months ago
SR
$25
Sue Richard
41 months ago

In memory of Mom and Dad, and the countless times they hauled us up to Black Mountain for a great day or night of skiing.

PC
$25
Patti Christie
40 months ago
Ej Martin
41 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

+ Read More
Rocky Swain
41 months ago

Keep Black Mountian going!

+ Read More
Crystal Duguay
41 months ago

The Duguay Family loves BMOM!!!

+ Read More
Sarah Crowley
41 months ago

Save Black Mountain!!

+ Read More
Andy Shepard
41 months ago

Thanks Skiing Mag!

+ Read More
Sam Bass
41 months ago

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

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook