BVMC & Skyline Plans and Co-funding
Plan for Skyline and Co-op Investment in Bear Valley
Skyline Investments, Inc believes that a strong partnership between the community and Skyline is essential for the revitalization of Bear Valley as they have done in other resort developments. The community's interests and membership funds will be represented and managed through the Bear Valley Mountain Cooperative instead of their membership based club programs.
The Co-op will provide advice and allocate our member funds to provide financial support toward capital improvement projects that accelerate the development of Bear Valley into a thriving year round destination resort. This collaboration will benefit its members, Bear Valley enthusiasts, and property owners along the Highway 4 corridor.
In return Skyline has agreed to provide substantial benefits to Co-op Members as outlined on the benefits page.
The Co-op will direct proceeds from the sale of Co-op shares to co-fund member approved capital improvements annually that will be reviewed and voted on by the co-op membership.
In addition to purchasing the resort assets, Skyline will be responsible for all operating expenses, maintenance, marketing, and improvements not directly associated with Co-op shared funding.
Examples of improvements that the Co-op would consider co-funding
1. New ski lifts
Village side lift along with terrain expansion into Sunrise Bowl (as per approved EA)
2. Co-op Member Community center(s)
Member dedicated resort and village facilities - Lockers, service, and social gathering
3. Mountain restaurants
Approved day use restaurant and deck facility at Bear Top (near Kuma and Polar Express lifts)
4. Terrain expansions
Village side trail improvements: Village "Skiway" beginner run, Sunrise Bowl, improved Home Run "Fingers"
Mokelumne West Bypass beginner run
5. Snowmaking expansions
Expand snowmaking to bottom of Polar Express
Expand Koala area snowmaking from Water Tank to NASTAR
6. Family facilities
Improved and expanded "Cub Club" facilities at mountain and village kids recreation facility.