A fundraiser for the Coppervale Ski Hill, located on Highway 36 between Susanville and Westwood, raised about $7,000.
“It was good,” said Norm Wilson, Coppervale’s manager. “We got a lot of community support. It was pretty cool.”
He said the Friday, Nov. 7 fundraiser held in the cafeteria at Lassen Community College raised a little more money than last year’s event. He said the event sold 225 dinner tickets, but most of the money was raised from the sale of auction and raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals.
Wilson said the fundraiser would not be as successful without that support
“There were a lot of older folks who are not in skiing or snowboarding mode,” Wilson said. “I’m pretty excited about that. They came to support us no matter what, and I think that’s a valuable deal.”
The fundraiser may be over, but Wilson said Coppervale always accepts tax-deductible donations through the Lassen College Foundation account.
The money raised will be used to offset the ski hill’s insurance costs.
Before there’s snow on the ground, the Coppervale crew works to prepare the ski hill.
“The brush is cut,” Wilson said. “We’re waiting for the OSHA inspection the first part of December. Then we’ll just be waiting for the snow. We’re hoping for snow. It would sure help us and the lakes and the rivers and everything.”
Doug and Meg Sheehy and John Tew provided musical entertainment during the event.
Once Coppervale opens for the season, callers can check current conditions by calling the snow phone at 257-9965.
For more information, call Wilson at 258-7635.