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39. Friends of Shames: A Skier’s Journey

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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://https://www.mymountaincoop.ca/
About this coop:

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.

If your beloved ski hill ran out of money and had no choice but to close, what would you do? With time running out for majestic Shames Mountain in Northern BC, local skiers from Terrace, Prince Rupert, and Kitimat have decided to take matters into their own hands and buy the ski hill as a community co-operative. This is what’s at stake for the people who call Shames home, and sheds light onto a different way of owning & operating a ski hill. And of course, there are plenty of deep turns and stunning terrain along the way.

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Jordan Manley
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