Save Lost Valley!
Organized by: Friends of Lost Valley
Friends of Lost Valley via Crowdrise
October 20, 2014
EVENT DATE Oct 17, 2014
Lost Valley Ski & Banquet Resort has served the greater Lewiston Auburn community since 1961 as a safe and friendly family ski resort where kids and adults alike learn to ski, build skills and confidence, and create memories of high-spirited times with family and friends having fun and engaging in healthy outdoor physical activity.
Unfortunately, the resort has declined in repair and appearance over the years, and machinery, equipment, and infrastructure has become outdated and inefficient. The 2008 recession also hit the small resort hard and years of operating in the red has the nail and hammer poised over the coffin of this cherished family institution.
But it's not too late to grab the nail and hammer out of the reaper's hand and "Save Lost Valley!" Over the past few months, as news of the resort's impending doom has spread, a team of motivated local individuals, known as Friends of Lost Valley, has banded together to find solutions to keep Lost Valley alive. The team realizes there are larger leadership and infrastructure challenges that will need to be addressed in the long run, in order to keep Lost Valley sustainable for years to come. They are presently hard at work - hand-in-hand with the current management - finding solutions to these longer-term challenges. However, in the short term, Lost Valley remains in triage, in need of an immediate cash infusion to stay in the game and at least open it's doors for the 2014/15 ski season. The resort will need the support of its community to make this happen.
Friends of Lost Valley has created this Crowdrise campaign to meet 2 fundraising benchmarks:
$50,000 will allow Lost Valley to partially open, getting the much-loved colored chair swinging again for 2014/15.
$100,000 will allow for a full opening, with both the colored chair and the silver chair in full operation for the 2014/15 season.
Please note that if we do not reach a funding threshold to allow Lost Valley to open, all collected funds will be donated to the Auburn Ski Association, Central Maine Adaptive Sports, and other local 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations that support skiing in our community. Should that happen, all donations would become tax deductible.
As we work to solve the larger challenges ahead, Friends of Lost Valley thank you for your crucial support at this urgent time! Together, we can Save Lost Valley!
Photo Credit to Steve Yenco Photography.