What is Donation Day?
One day prior to Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Opening Day, the resort will be spinning the chairlift for Donation Day on November 22, 2017! The second annual Donation Day is in conjunction with the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF). Skiers and riders will receive a lift ticket for the day with a $15 per person donation, and 100% of the proceeds from lift ticket sales will go directly towards the local organization.
“After offering Ski Free for a number of years, we thought we should make a greater impact to our community by charging everyone a nominal fee to ski and ride on this day and then give back to a great local organization that is in line with our company values by getting more kids in our valley on the slopes and out on the Nordic trails,” explains Ethan Mueller, President of CBMR.
CBMR is modeling their Donation Day after similar programs, where they will collect a donation from everyone who skis and rides that day; season passes will not be valid. The one exception is everyone ages 6 and under will ski free, as they always do at the resort. CBSF supporters will be helping CBMR staff sell tickets and giving thanks to all who come up to support Donation Day.
The CBSF is a local organization that provides financial support for the youth of Gunnison Valley in their pursuit of sportsmanship, passion, excellence, and discipline through snow sport experiences.
We look forward to seeing you out there!