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Council hopes ski hill society is re-established

The Town of Drumheller is continuing their efforts to work at ensuring there is a sustainable ski hill for the valley.  

Mayor Terry Yemen stated, “There are rumors that the Town of Drumheller is in negotiations with developers to redevelop the land. That statement is absolutely false. We are not negotiating with any developer for that property.  Right now our main priority is to ensure that the land will be used for a ski hill.” Mr. Yemen went on to say, “The Town of Drumheller only owns a portion of the land in question.  The town does not own the area where the ski lodge is and has no control over the property expect for the land up towards the top of the ski hill. There are many other outstanding issues that the organization needs to resolve and I hope they can get to the point where we can work with a registered society.”

 

The Town of Drumheller has met with one not for profit organization which wanted to explore their options for operating the ski hill.  That particular organization has decided not to proceed at this time. The Town has had several conversations and meetings with Zrinko Amerl, the manager with the Drumheller Valley Ski Club (1997).  “The purpose of the meetings was to move this issue forward, however the Town of Drumheller is unable to work with an organization which had its not for profit charter revoked. The organization still is a defunct society and can not operate as a not for profit society,” said Mayor Yemen.

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.  


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