|Coop Name: My Mountain Co-Op||N° of Employees: 25|
|City: Terrace||N° of Members: 800|
|Country: Canada||Year of formation: 2011|
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.
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.