Grassroots efforts in Wyoming led a non-profit to purchase an abandoned ma-and-pa ski resort in the Bighorn Mountains.
In 2004, the once family-owned and -operated business shuttered.
Its closure amounted as a huge blow for local Wyomingites whose closest slope is about an hour and a half away.
The ABF bought the ski resort for $275,000 and have plans to reopen it in December 2016.
“A project like this is a lot to take on,” Jamie Schectman, executive director of the Antelope Butte Foundation told POWDER. “There are only 22 ski areas owned by non-profits out of 470 current ski areas in the United States.”
Renovations like these have the potential to cost around $4.3 million.
As of now, the foundation has raised $300,000.
POWDER recently dug into the trials and triumphs of transforming this local’s paradise: gaining cooperation, a ticking clock and fundraising all play integral parts.
Read the full story and find out how to support their efforts on POWDER’s website.
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