Mount Sima to Open This Season
SAM Magazine--Whitehorse, Yukon, October 23, 2013--After receiving news early this summer that the City Council of Whitehorse rejected a request for $400,000 to continue to operate Mount Sima, a community ski hill, a group called Friends of Mount Sima rallied and raised more than $200,000 through fundraising efforts and season pass sales and announced that the area will open its doors this season. According to CBC News, the ski area's financial difficulties were so bad that the previous board of directors all resigned and the hill was closed in July. The current board says it is now in a better position than any previous season with over half the operating budget in place before the season begins.
For more on the story, check out this previous news release: http://www.saminfo.com/news/two-small-town-areas-us-canada-face-closure