Mountain purchase makes sense

Dear Sir:

Rumour has it that you can own a piece of Shames Mountain for $299. At
least that’s how I view the My Mountain Co-op memberships.

Dear Sir:Rumour has it that you can own a piece of Shames Mountain for $299. Atleast that’s how I view the My Mountain Co-op memberships. Makes youwonder what else you can get for your hard-earned $299. Let’s see. For$299 you could fill up your truck or buy  groceries for 2 weeks. Buy100 cups of Tim Horton’s coffee (maybe), lose the lot at the casino,or get your vehicle detailed. Take 6 friends out for dinner, spend theday at the spa, or buy a flight to Vancouver.So is a lifetime membership in Canada’s first non-profit community skico-operative worth $299? Well, what do you get? A ski hill, for one.In our backyard. With a vote on how it’s run. And not just any skihill. Our hill, our little old Shames Mountain, gets the highestannual snowfall of any lift serviced ski area in North America. Youread that right. North America.What else? No lift lines. Planned terrain expansion and on-hillaccommodation within five years. Potential for year-round mountainactivities. A selling piece for recruitment and retainment ofprofessionals for the northwest.We’ve all heard about mega projects run by corporations that areheadquartered elsewhere, which may or may not come to town. MyMountain Co-op is a sustainable initiative, grown right here, tobenefit our own community. What could be better?The way I see it, My Mountain Co-op isn’t a bunch of snow-drownedfanatics wanting their own ski hill. It’s a community that appreciatesthe asset sitting on its doorstep.Tania Millen,Terrace, BC