Chris Bogue president of the Mount Joy Ski Club is extending heartfelt well wishes to their numerous community supporters as the non-profit reflects on the progress they have made this year.
With grading on the new bunny hill complete, the finishing touches are going in ahead of opening day on January 8th, weather permitting.
Bogue attempted to make a list and check it twice, and in the spirit of the season he shared greetings on behalf of the ski fraternity at Mount Joy.
“I’m sure there’s others that I’m missing, but we would like to say thanks and Merry Christmas. As well as the volunteers who make this operation happen. Nobody collects a pay cheque from this hill.”
He notes Mount Joy is about 100 metres high and compares favourably with its neighbours, as a place where people can come to learn how to ski.
For this year’s upgrades the president and the board acknowledge the service of the RM of Wilton for their work on the grounds over the Summer, Precision Contractors who helped move tons of dirt. Also, Arby’s Lloydminster, Grindin’ Gears and Titanium Energy Services for renovating the rental shop.
Bogue continues the list with Conly Compression for keeping the generators going especially for the snow machines. J-GAARD Contracting who helped with repairing their water reserves. AECOM pitched in with labour and materials as they put in about a kilometre of electrical infrastructure in the ground.
He says for all who helped in anyway, their gratitude abounds.
With Mount Joy in its 56th year, they are looking forward to building the legacy.
“If we want this around for our kids and our kids’ kids, then we have to put in that work and it takes time, effort and money, none of which we can do by ourselves. So having the community around us and supporting us the way that it has been; it’s very important to our success.”