New On-Mountain Facility Supports Local Race Team
Big Sky, Mont. (December 31, 2019) - In cooperation with Big Sky Resort, this season the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) has a permanent clubhouse in which to store gear, have meetings, wax skis, and eat lunch in their own nearly 2,000 square foot, ski-in, ski-out locker room. The BSSEF hosted a grand opening ribbon cutting on December 30 to celebrate the opening of the new facility.
"Ski racing, competition, and education are core to the industry and our mission of developing lifelong mountain enthusiasts," said Troy Nedved, general manager of Big Sky Resort. Nedved adds that the building is a natural evolution of the resort's years of support for the ski team by providing ski passes for coaches, closing terrain for racing, grooming special race and training areas, and making other facilities and spaces available for their gear and operations.
"This building is a key piece to our continued support of BSSEF, their mission at Big Sky and the broader community."
Jeremy Ueland, program director at BSSEF, says the building is a big step forward for his growing organization. "This is the first time we've had a team facility used for the whole team. This clubhouse is huge for us. It allows us to bring athletes, coaches and parents all together."
BSSEF has experienced steady growth over the decades, and now provides opportunities for more than 150 children, ages seven to 18, to become better downhill, freeride or Nordic skiers.
The new building will house lockers for athletes and coaches, a team meeting space and an office. It will be used as a location for team lunch breaks, gatherings and parent/athlete meetings.
"We are incredibly thankful for the partnership of Big Sky Resort to make this project happen. Our team is thrilled to have a permanent home at Big Sky Resort," added Ueland.