Nestled between the Northern Rockies and the Coastal Range of British Colombia in the Cariboo Range lies Mt Timothy Ski Area, a humble hill that exists outside ski industry trends such as resort “consolidation.”
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A “not-for-profit society,” the mountain is completely volunteer operated and has been so since opening in 1988. Yet over the past summer, the ski area was plagued by wildfires, leaving season pass sales lagging behind their average for this time of year. And while the ski area holds a balanced budget (*they generated a small profit last year), a pile of debt was left over from the shortfall in season pass sales.
“We are outside municipal area boundaries, so are not supported by local services taxes; we must rely on ticket sales, donations, fundraising events, grants, and in-kind volunteer time.” – GoFundMe
In order to remedy that debt situation, while generating usable capital to hire on its seasonal workforce, Mt Timothy is asking for your help. They’ve since set up a GoFundMe Page and they’ve already raised over $7k of their $50k goal.
Give ’em a hand won’t ya: Save Mt Timothy Ski Hill [GoFundMe]
Annual Average Snowfall – 200″+
Vertical Drop – 1017′
Lifts – 5
About Mt Timothy Ski Area:
Mt. Timothy is a family-oriented ski hill, located in the heart of British Columbia’s Cariboo range. Affordable skiing, amazing snow, no line-ups and diverse terrain make Mt Timothy the perfect mountain for your family.
It began with a group of hard-working volunteers, government grants and fundraising, Mt Timothy opened in 1988. From the start we were a non-profit society run ski hill – one of only a few left in Western Canada.
- Everyone that purchases a Season’s Pass becomes a member of the Mount Timothy Ski Society.
- All profits stay at the Mountain and in the community.
- Governed by a board of 9 directors, and managed by 1 General Manager
Find out more here: Mt Timothy Ski Area