Kitchener, ON, November 24, 2011 – Chicopee Ski Club is proud to announce the beginning of a brand new era for skiers and snowboarders in the Tri-City area with the launch of its new quad chair lift on the North Hill – a project that cost $1.5 million. “This is only the first step of many designed to upgrade and extend existing facilities under Vision 2020 – Chicopee’s 10-year strategic plan” states Bill Creighton, Executive Director of Chicopee.
This new lift will be able to bring up to 2,400 people per hour to the top of the hill and will make its official debut at a special ribbon cutting ceremony on December 16th, 2011. This is the date set for Chicopee’s action packed Season Opening – an event you won’t want to miss! Not only will Chicopee be providing FREE skiing and snowboarding, it will feature special presentations from community dignitaries and sponsors, great music, entertainment, prizes, and of course, the first ride to the top!
To make this event even more exciting, Chicopee is offering something special to the community – the opportunity to buy a chair on our new North Quad Chair Lift and actually ride your chair at its inaugural run on the 16th. This is rare indeed – an opportunity for you to place your name (or your organization’s name) on a chair for all to see. With the life of our chair expected to be 25 years, that’s a lot of exposure and a great way to establish your personal legacy with the club.
Chicopee Ski Club is a not-for-profit organization and has over 2500 members. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors and run by a multi business-unit Management Team. “Chicopee has always sought to serve the public first by offering affordable and accessible outdoor activities, programs and lessons to local people” adds Creighton. Recently in May of 2011, Chicopee was honoured with an award from the Kitchener Sport Association for “the organization demonstrating outstanding leadership, excellence and influence to the sporting community”. The Club also hosted a unique dedication ceremony in June 2011 where Kelly Vanderbeek was recognized as a “Lifetime Honourary Member of Chicopee” and was awarded a chair from the original North Lift that will remain on-site as a representation of her success and contributions to the sport of skiing.
For more information on this event or Chicopee’s memberships, tickets, programs, camps, events and facilities, please contact Chicopee at (519) 894-5610 or visit: http://www.discoverchicopee.com
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