MRA has partnered with Maine’s Mt. Abram to convert its first Mountain Playground. This will be the first of its kind, making it a leading design for future projects. As part of this partnership, membership shares will be available via MRA, which will offer a variety of benefits and privileges, reciprocation at other Mountain Playgrounds, as well as allow for elections to represent membership in dialog with ski area management. Mt. Abram is a 560-acre privately owned and operated ski area that recently won the 2012 Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence by the National Ski Areas Association.
Located in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, this Mountain Playground will be a model of MRA’s vision to create a destination that has minimal focus on infrastructure and more emphasis on community integration, environmental respect, and riders’ opportunity. Three surface lifts will offer skiing for all abilities and provide access to 10,000 acres of world class terrain.
KTVA, Channel 11 covers the story…
Dave Scanlan, Manitoba Mountain Project Manager, discusses project in interview with NASJA President, Jerry Hoffman…
MRA has created the “Support the Future of Skiing” crowdfunding campaign to increase public support and integration of the efforts in transforming mountains and community life around the globe.
Mountain Rider’s Alliance is evaluating other projects in the United States, Canada and Argentina.