Echo Mountain announced today that the privately-owned ski and snowboard area will host an online auction for the mountain’s first 2012-2013 season pass. All of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Lower North Fork Fire victims.
Beginning at 5 p.m. today, bids can be submitted any time prior to the 5 p.m. Saturday (MDT) deadline with eBay serving as the primary platform for the auction. Updates on the bidding will be available at the Echo Mountain Facebook page.
“We’ve had employees, season pass holders and daily customers affected by this tragedy and want to help those people out,” said Cindy Dady, Echo Mountain general manager. “When disasters like this hit so close to home, it really takes a toll. We’ve got a special, unique opportunity to contribute to the relief efforts.”
Echo Mountain season passes for the 2012-2013 ski/snowboard season are not yet available to the public. They go on sale this Sunday morning at 10 a.m., so this winning bidder will have a unique, exclusive prize that’s meaningful at the same time.
“The 2012-2013 Echo Mountain season pass also includes three days at each of our partner resorts – Ski Cooper, Sunlight and Powderhorn,” Dady said. “For a limited time, buyers also get two $25 buddy passes added to their season pass, so the total value is well over $700. It’s a great deal – and a great way to help out some folks who really need it.”
Echo Mountain will also be collecting cash donations at the mountain for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season when Echo Mountain closes on April 15.