Hilltop is definitely on the smaller side of Alaska ski areas, and its target market is beginner skiers/riders and ski jumpers. Still, it’s a pivotal ski area for the local people of Anchorage, which is Alaska’s largest city. The Anchorage Assembly is currently considering giving American Rescue Plan funds toward a new chairlift replacement and a new surface conveyor lift. Their current triple chairlift is nearly forty years old, and breakdowns of the lift can take weeks or months for it to reopen. In terms of the proposed surface conveyor lift, beginners can only use a rope tow when they start out, which can be an agonizing experience and deter them from continuing to take lessons.
The $2,260,000 in funds from the Assembly would help keep Hilltop Ski Area a sustainable non-profit business for the next forty years. With these plans, the ski area needs help from the people of Alaska to endorse the proposal. If you’re interested in voicing your support, Hilltop has an email prompt and the email addresses of the Assembly members listed here.
In case you missed it, the details are in our post on June 13!
❗Please take a moment to click the link below to view a sample letter that we would ask you to submit to the Anchorage Assembly, asking them to support both projects ❗https://t.co/iRydNiPREg
— Hilltop Ski Area (@Hilltopskiarea) July 1, 2022
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