Summer skiing is in jeopardy. Beartooth Basin in Montana needs help to keep the spirit of skiing alive. As one of the few remaining ski areas not owned by a giant conglomerate, the small resort is facing an uphill battle with repair and maintenance costs that total to about $65,000. They’ve launched a gofundme campaign in hopes that the snow community will lend a helping hand in combatting the big bill. Here’s the ways a donation would help the resort:
Lift Maintenance - $35,000
Replacing their gearbox is the most important item on their to-do this, and without it, the resort can’t operate.
Insurance - $8,500
It’s a must for any ski resort and unfortunately doesn’t come cheap.
Fuel - $5000
Beartooth wants to use BioDiesel to fuel the stoke this summer as part of their commitment to making a positive change for the environment.
Snow Surface Maintenance - $10,000
This money would be put towards a Pisten Bully SnoCat rental, which would aid in grooming and building park features.
Terrain Expansion - $7,000
Beartooth just got the green light for two additional lifts, which is always exciting but never comes cheap!
If you want to help out Beartooth, you can donate here. Regardless of costs, the resort still intends to open on May 26th.
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