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PreservING

THE FUTURE of FUN


Support Authentic
skiing & riding experiences

 

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HOW YOUR CARD BENEFITs
Community and Independent Ski Areas

Your purchase of the Mountain Playground Card supports the Mountain Playground Group, a consortium of like-minded community and independent ski areas that work together to reduce expenses while increasing efficiencies and profits as well as bringing marketing and additional exposure.

 

 
 

EXPLORE LOCAL
SKI & RIDE PLAYGROUNDS

The Mountain Playground Card is your ticket to know and support local ski areas as well as enjoy some great benefits.

 
 
 

50% off lift tickets

all season at ARCTIC VALLEY, AK

 
 
 

FREE LIFT TICKETS

all season at
BALD MOUNTAIN, ID

 
 
 

TWO for ONE lift tickets

all season at BEARTOOTH BASIN, WY/MT

 
 

33% OFF ADULT + CHILD LIFT TICKETS

all season at ELK RIDGE, AZ

 
 
 

5th Person per vehicle skis free

all season at HURRICANE RIDGE, WA

 
 

50% Off Lift tickets

all season at MT. ABRAM, ME

 
 

2 FOR 1 MID-WEEK LIFT TICKETS

all season at MT TIMOTHY, BC

 
 

2 FOR 1 LIFT TICKETS

Fridays at PHOENIX MOUNTAIN, BC

 
 

2 for 1 night skiing

all season at Snow King Mountain, WY

 
 

Discounts with Brand Partners

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HOW YOUR CARD BENEFITs
SheJumps

15% of all Mountain Playground Card sales benefits SheJumps, our non-profit partner. Their mission is to increase the participation of women & girls in outdoor activities by creating high-visibility “Get the Girls Out!” events, Outdoor Education, Youth Initiatives and grassroots recreational gatherings. The SheJumps community consists of females of all backgrounds and ages who help one another reach their highest potential through outdoor adventures and education.

Don't miss the Get the Girls Out Event at Beartooth Basin on June 16, 2017!

 

 
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GET the CARD

For only $29  you’ll be supporting independent and community ski areas that keep skiing fun and accessible. Plus, get discounts on lift tickets, deals with brand partners, and help benefit SheJumps.

 

MOUNTAIN PLAYGROUND GROUP

 

The Problem

Since the 1980's, 33% of ski areas have gone out of business and another 150 are considered "at risk". 

They are more affordable and more accessible to more people. They support local communities by providing jobs and a place for multiple generations to recreate in the great outdoors.

Most skiers and riders begin at smaller, community ski areas and graduate to bigger ski resorts.

Community and independent ski areas are a crucial part of the overall ski industry ecosystem and as they go away, the whole sport suffers.

 
 

the solution

The Mountain Playground Group is a solutions based approached designed to assist ski areas to be more profitable and sustainable.    We provide small ski areas with:

- Sharing in best practices
- Marketing, advocacy & awareness
- Regular operations and marketing phone calls that include a specialist/expert speaker.
- Examining expenses and working towards achieving economies of scale
- Working on large scale initiatives designed to increase participating

Our ski areas are banding together to make a positive impact and increase their chance of survival.

 

Mountain Rider's Alliance

The Mountain Rider’s Alliance was founded in 2010 due to the growing concern about the direction the ski industry was headed. Big business had infiltrated the sport, consolidating ownership and forcing smaller ski areas out of business, an alarming trend that continues today.

MRA has been the leading voice on the importance of community ski areas and has been featured in over 200 media articles. MRA’s slogan of “Creating Sustainable Mountain Playgrounds tm” resonates with many snow enthusiasts across the globe. MRA has worked with ski areas in 3 different countries as well as providing consulting and master planning.  

MRA will be hosting the Summer Shredfest at Beartooth Basin, in Red Lodge, MT on June 16–18, 2017. The annual event will include a symposium “Community Ski Areas at Risk” and will have a panel discussion and ski industry veteran Jon Reveal as the keynote speaker. The event will be streamed live.