Ski Mt. Bachelor, help those in need

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 14, 2009 12:04 pm

What’s better than skiing or snowboarding? How about skiing or snowboarding for a great cause? That’s what Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor ski area is serving up again this year, with another season of Charity Ski Weeks.

For two weeks in January and two weeks in April, you can ski Mt. Bachelor for $25, and that money will go directly to non-profit organizations like United Way, NeighborImpact, The Environmental Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Volunteers in Medicine. Last season, the ski area raised $70,000 for these causes.

The Charity Ski Weeks in January are from the 4th-15th. In April, they’re from the 5th-16th. Some more non-profits that you’ll be helping out include MBSEF, Sparrow Clubs, Saving Grace, Boys and Girls Club, and Oregon Adaptive Sports. Alex Kaufman is the Marketing Director at Mt. Bachelor: “There is genuine excitement about the potential of this program in its second year. We’ve proven that it can work to get lots of folks on the slopes, while also raising significant funds for the betterment of the community. Now we can work on growing the total amount of funds raised year over year. While charitable giving has taken a hit nationally and locally in the last couple of years, we are proud to be growing ours as the need increases.”


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