The Mountain Rider’s Alliance have released some details of their proposed membership model for Bear Valley.
The premise for the membership model is to shift the long term planning of the ski area operations to Mountain Playground users. This will ensure decision making is made for the next generation, not the next quarter.
Memberships are a non-equity ownership stake, similar to China Peak’s Peak Club.
Once the membership entity has been developed and capitalized, it would enter into a long term lease with an acquisition group, hiring Mountain Rider’s Alliance to manage the ski area.
BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN PLAYGROUND MEMBERSHIP PRICING
||Membership includes (vote, 15% discount, children 8 and under ski free). No annual fee for employees.
||Included after 1 season of work
||Membership plus (1) Adult season pass
||Membership plus (2) Adult season passes
||Membership plus Family Pass (2 adults plus all kids under 18)
||Membership plus 4 transferrable passes
||Membership plus 4 lifetime transferrable passes* plus name on plaque
||Membership plus name on chairlift, lifetime season pass* for 2 adults and annual gala
||Membership plus name on chairlift, lifetime family season pass* and annual gala
||Membership plus run named in your honor, name on lift, lifetime family season pass* and annual gala
*Lifetime Season Passes valid through life of lease to membership entity
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS COULD INCLUDE
-15% discount on all services and goods
-up to $200 in annual Bear Bucks
-5 complimentary tickets for friends and family (per season)
-Members only opening day
-Access to the Zones, 400 acres of north facing advanced and expert terrain (pending permit approval)
-Coupon book for local businesses and preferred partners
-Children 8 and under of shareholders ski for free
-Reciprocation at all Mountain Playgrounds
-One Vote for Board of Directors
-Eligible to Run as a Board Director
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS for CHARTER MEMBERS
-First right of refusal for future amenities, such as members locker room
-Name on plaque listed as a charter member
-Occasional first tracks/early ups privilege
-Special edition charter mug
-Access to annual membership banquet
The membership board will be made up of (5), including (1) Bear Valley/Sherman Acres/Sky Ranch, (1) Highway 4 Corridor resident (1) California resident, (1) Out-of-state resident and (1) employee. The board will elect a president who will meet with the General Manager weekly.
Annual Membership Fee of $200 to keep membership active (not required for employees). Annual fees will be used to offset lease payment.
Guests are welcome, but membership has it’s privileges.
So what are your thoughts? If memberships became available, would you become a Mountain Playground member?