The Drumheller Valley Ski Hill has defaulted on the conditions of a Notice that was served last week.
On November 10, the Town of Drumheller served a Notice of Reinstatement of the Notice of Termination of the Sale Agreement to the Drumheller Valley Ski Club. The notice stated that The Drumheller Valley Ski Hill Association was required to remedy all defects at the Ski Hill. This included payment of all indebtedness to the Town and to provide the Town firm assurances that the Association will undertake the operation of the ski hill for the 2010/2011 season.
The Drumheller Valley Ski Club did not meet those requirements and is now required to surrender the land to the Town.
Mayor Terry Yemen stated, “This is an unfortunate turn of events. The Drumheller Valley Ski Hill had over a year to meet the requirements we all agreed upon. In that time not only were those requirements not met, but the association lost their status as a registered not for profit organization.”
On October 1 2009 the Town and Drumheller Valley Ski Club entered in to an agreement of intent regarding the operation of the Ski Hill. In the agreement the Town of Drumheller agreed to rescind the 2009 Notice of Cancellation and Termination on condition that the Drumheller Valley Ski Club acknowledge its indebtedness to the Town and its indebtedness be settled within a reasonable period of time. The 2009 agreement specified that upon meeting all of the conditions in the agreement the Drumheller Valley Ski Club would take ownership of the property. Once they had ownership of the property they would sell the land to Badlands Ski Hill Ltd which would be responsible for all future maintenance and upkeep of the hill. None of the conditions were met and the Drumheller Valley Ski Club did not sell the land to the Badlands Ski Hill Ltd.
It is Council's hope that a group or organization will come forward with a viable business plan that will allow for a 2010/2011 ski season. Our intention is to ensure the long term viability of this recreation area and we will consider proposals for the continuation of the ski hill operations.” said Mayor Yemen.