It’s Ours! New Snowcat for Meissner….

Thanks to each of you who donated some extra dollars to help us purchase our new PistenBully 100!   The extraordinary support from each of you and from our business community has been both humbling and exciting.  It’s an honor to be making this possible for you.  The PistenBully was delivered November 19, 2013, just in time for the ski season.

Now that we’ve made the purchase, it is even more important to us that we maintain a strong membership base and a reliable operations budget.  The new cat will not do us any good if we don’t have the money to run it on an annual basis.  So if you are considering making an annual donation versus putting money in the “blue box”, please prioritize your annual support; and then encourage your friends to become supporters too.

Why a new Cat?

While the BR400 served us well for over 5 years, the 20+ year old machine sent us on-going, not-so-subtle hints that it was ready for retirement.  We purchased it because we wondered how our community would respond to professionally groomed trails versus periodic volunteer grooming with a snowmobile. Your extraordinary support for the area since we began that experiment is clear. Unfortunately, the BR400 was no longer up to the task.

It is thanks to each of you and our business community that Meissner is what it is today.  We appreciate your on-going support and hope you are proud of what you have created.


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