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Hart Ski Hill Ready for the Season

Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 3:55 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The financial  woes seem to have passed  for the Hart Ski hill, now there is just one outstanding issue for the  hill before  it will be  running.“We’re hoping  for snow” says Mike Gareau, President of the Hart Highlands Winter Club which operates the skill hill in the north end of the city.

Just a few months ago,   there was talk  of the  ski hill’s future being in jeopardy  because of a lack of funding,  but Gareau  says that was a misunderstanding ” We lost  our gaming funds, which is approximately $20 thousand dollars a year.  We’ve been  very fortunate, we’ve always had gaming funds,  but as soon as you lose $20 thousand dollars,  a year, you have to start  rethinking  your spending and what you’re gong to do.”

Dollars weren’t the only think lacking last year,  the season was cut short  because of a distinct lack of snow, so last year  was not  a good  year for the ski hill  “If we have another bad year  then we’ll have to be  extremely cautious  on how we spend our money so that we  do not close” says Gareau.

On Friday of last week, Brandt Tractor Ltd of Prince George came across with $5,000 for the  ski hill “That’s fantastic” says Gareau “We’ve had  fantastic support from Brandt and other corporate sponsors in the community, everyone’s been stepping up and helping us out with financial donations parts and pieces for our maintenance, and labour etcetera, so it’s been wonderful.”

Now there is only  one thing left, and that is for  Mother Nature  to do her part, and  provide  enough snow to make for a  good ski season   “We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.  If we have another bad (snowless) year then we’ll just have to be extremely careful on how we spend our funds so that we  don’t close.”



The little hill that could. thinkin it must be close to 50 years old. thats a lot of happy kids over that length of time.

Thanks Brandt Tractor and Mike Gareau for the support and hard work to help keep our neighbourhood ski hill open!

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