4. My Mountain Co-Op

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Coop Name: My Mountain Co-Op N° of Employees: 25
City: Terrace N° of Members: 800
Country: Canada Year of formation: 2011
Website: http://www.mymountaincoop.ca/
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My Mountain Co-op grew out of the Friends of Shames group which had been established to save the Shames ski hill in northern British Columbia, Canada.

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Three ski lifts. 8,000 acres of backcountry. The highest snowfall in North America. A skier’s dream. A dream which grew into a co-operative. In the far north-west of Canada, 350 kilometres south of the Alaskan border, Shames Mountain ski area nestles at the head of the forested Shames River valley. For a region which has been hit by economic downturn, Shames is a bright spot in what can be a hard country. “It brings people to town,” says local Jon Hopper. Shames was on the market for several years with no likely buyers before a like-minded group of ski enthusiasts and business people came together to form the My Mountain Co-op.

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