Monday, February 14, 2011

My Mountain Co-op Memberships - The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

Your sweetheart will fall AOT (or head over heals) in love with the new My Mountain Co-op Memberships. After a year of research and planning this lovable gift is hot on the market. Be the first to become a member and buy the gift that keeps on giving … to you, your family, your community.

With a variety of membership options and benefits, the reasons to buy are epic in proportion. Not only will you be making history as part of Canada’s first non-profit ski co-operative but you’ll have a voice in the future direction of the ski area. And perhaps most importantly – you’ll be an owner of a ski area renowned for its record-breaking powder days!

Are you a business, association, service group or corporation? Let us help to customize the perfect Best Friends of My Mountain Co-op package. We’re ready with the tools to meet with your organization.

Individual memberships are only $299
Business memberships are great value at $599
Best Friends of My Mountain Co-op Packages

The first 299 people to become members will qualify for our draw to win a free Season's Pass as well as the honour of riding the first chair for the 2011 - 2012 season.

Get more than a great Valentine’s Day gift with a My Mountain Co-op Membership. Visit our freshly re-designed Web Site to buy your membership today and send an e-card to spread the word.

MMC Insight
Friends of Shames has developed a Feasibility Study and Business plan that shows how My Mountain Co-op will be sustainable, innovative and efficient over the next five years. Should My Mountain Co-op purchase Shames Mountain on April 30th, 2011, these plans will guide MMC operations. Plans provide:

Win-win partnership arrangements, like the one with Northwest Community College.
Innovative ways to expand the revenue base
Great ideas ‘YOU’ contributed at the BUZZ held in February 2010.
Opportunities to reduce costs and move towards “greener” operations
Long-term perspective on the required maintenance and upgrades of lifts and equipment
Terrain expansion opportunities and the associated costs.
Findings related to potential land development.
Ideas on how to best serve Northwest communities as a key recreation/tourism area.

Upcoming Events:
My Mountain Co-op Blasts Off at Shames Mountain – Saturday February 19th

Ready, set ... Launch Party! The new My Mountain Co-op is fuelled up to blast into orbit with a fun-filled and informative afternoon at the hill.

Join Friends of Shames at Galloway's Mountain Bar on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 for Apres-Ski Festivities.

~ Enjoy a Burger and Beer for a great deal
~ Learn all about My Mountain Co-op at a Special Presentation beginning promptly at 4:00pm
~ Ask Questions and Get Answers
~ Participate in the Torch Light Parade at Dusk
~ Celebrate with cake and hot chocolate
~ Be Inspired, Buy a Co-op Membership and Share the Excitement

Ruins and Hawkair Host Shredfest – Friday March 4th - Sunday March 6th

Shames Mountain will morph into Shredville with a slew of contests, prizes and games. Plus there’s a big dance on Saturday evening at the Thornhill Community Centre. Stay tuned.

The MCC Hubs
We are also thrilled to announce MMC’s home base will be opening March 1st at the Kwinitsa Foreman’s Residence right (corner of Hwy 16 and the overpass in Terrace). It’s an amazing space and location. Great for transportation to/from the mountain, highly visible and in the same building as summer ice cream sales.

Be on the lookout for the MMC Ambassadors on location at Shames Mountain. A booth in Galloway’s Lounge will sell memberships, provide information and resources, gather feedback and answer questions.

The Locker Room
Have your say. Complete our short bi-monthly survey. Your feedback matters.

Calling all bloggers, journalists, photography and multimedia buffs
My Mountain Co-op wants your photos, videos, stories and testimonials. Be a part of our communications campaign. Help buy Shames Mountain Contact

Ways to Take Action
1. Learn all about MMC
2. Buy a MMC membership
3. Ask your friends and neighbors to do the same
4. Ask your employer to buy a business membership or corporate sponsorship package
5. Share MMC information on your social media sites
6. Volunteer to help MMC and/or become an ambassador. Contact