GMA Freeride Training Hill Campaign
GMA Freeski & Snowboard Club is a 501c3 non profit organization. We are raising funds to establish for our own independent training facility and free beginner hill.
Our goal is to improve the athlete training experience by developing a GMA curated training hill in our community. The features would be just what our athletes need, and they would be sessionable in a way that is not possible at most mountains.
Also, we believe that everyone should be able to experience the joy of sliding on snow and realize that cost is often a barrier. The free beginner hill is a novel concept that would open up access to our sports.
Develop an immaculate terrain park which will include:
snow sculpted machine-built and hand-shaped park features air training site
rails and boxes of a variety of size and shape to promote athlete progression
Purchase and install a Surface Lift, TOW PRO Rope tow 200-800 ft, snow guns, compressor, and power generator, and a grooming or drag machine
Develop free beginner terrain to provide open access to skiing and snowboarding, thereby addressing the inequality in our systems and doing our part to diversify our sports.
Host GMA training sessions, training camps, regional events, beginner lessons, and special events for organizations that support those experiencing inequality.
Avoid lift lines and Mountain Road traffic
Decrease GMA footprint at Stowe Mountain Resort on busy times and during pandemic
Fundraising Goal: $60,000