Dear Mad River Glen skiers and shareholders:
THANK YOU! Over the last three years we have worked together to raise the funds needed to sustain our beloved Cooperative ski area for another generation of skiers.
On May 3rd we closed the public phase of the capital campaign less than two weeks after our record-setting season of 136 skiing days. The final end-of-season match netted over $323,000 from 454 donors. What a way to end the ski season!
The Preserve Our Paradise Campaign currently stands unofficially at over $5.5 million in cash and pledges. This amount is unofficial because donations are still rolling in. We plan to announce the final tally at the Green and Gold shareholders’ meeting on October 5th.
This level of funding means that we will be able to support our most essential capital projects, many of which have been rolling out over the last two years. We are so grateful to the MRG community and all the volunteers who worked on the campaign.
Our biggest projects will be to renovate the Basebox and rebuild the Patrol Building during the 2020 construction season. The planning, design, and estimating is well underway. You will receive much more information about this through Green and Gold and we will also be asking shareholders for their approval of the final budget as required by our bylaws. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, we have many memories of this campaign and this great ski season as we head into the Memorial Day weekend. General Stark’s Pub opens for the summer season this Thursday, May 23, and on Friday we will be drawing the winner of the season pass raffle at the Pub. Any donor who gave $250 or more during the last match is entered to win! You don’t have to be present to win but we hope you can come for some of Mad River’s legendary hospitality.
Thank you again for your generosity. There is still much work to do, and we hope to add to the final campaign total as we go forward this summer and fall. Any gifts between now and Green and Gold will be gratefully accepted and help fund important enhancements to the crucial building projects.
Have a wonderful summer season and we look forward to seeing you back at the mountain very soon.
Campaign Co-Chair & President, Board of Trustees