(Bend, Ore – April 19, 2010) – Mt. Bachelor has tallied up the results of the 2010 Charity Ski Weeks and the results show an increase
in participation and funds raised over the program’s inaugural year. In 2009 Mt. Bachelor’s Charity Ski Weeks raised $70,750 for
Central Oregon non-profits. The 2010 results show a donation of $95,000. In the first two years of the innovative program that
allows thousands of local skiers and riders to ski for $25 and have that $25 go to the charity of their choice, $165,750 has been
raised and donated by Mt. Bachelor.
“We’re proud to offer broad community support through this growing program,” said Alex Kaufman, Mt. Bachelor Marketing
Director. “The success of the Charity Weeks is not just in the funds it raises or the local folks who get to ski for a good cause, but that
it adds foot traffic into the offices of these local non-profits. Their phones are ringing, their email lists are growing, and their donator
rolls are expanding. This helps their cause year round.”
Twice per season, Mt. Bachelor provides an allotment of $25 ski vouchers to five area non-profits that are valid for 10 days in
January or April. The non-profits then distribute those vouchers throughout the community and when people use them to ski for
$25, all of the funds goes back to the distributing charity.
“Saving Grace is thrilled to be part of the charity voucher program at Mt. Bachelor,” said Kelly Schukart, Director of Development
and Communication at Saving Grace. “It is a great fundraiser and way to reach new potential supporters in the community. We are
grateful for Mt. Bachelor’s partnership – what a fun way to raise funds and awareness! We had families come back to our office after
a day on the slopes and make a donation, telling us they had such a great day they wanted to do more.”
In addition to the Charity Ski Weeks campaign, Mt. Bachelor is proud to support hundreds of local and regional causes as well as
local schools via the Ski for Schools Program. Donation requests for fundraising auctions and raffles can be made via the “donations”
form at http://www.mtbachelor.com/community.
Mt. Bachelor is slated to be open for skiing and riding through May 16 with over 2000 acres of terrain serviced by three express
quads. Numerous events are scheduled including the Hope on the Slopes team challenge, which raises money for the American
Cancer Society, the King and Queen of the Cone, which raised money for the Environmental Center, the US Bank Pole Pedal Paddle,
and the North American Pond Skimming Championships. Spring passes offer access everyday through May 16 and are available for