Thanks to Rio Tinto, Shames Mountain is installing a beginner conveyor lift and snow tube lanes with both projects to be ready by the next ski season.
The project aims to make skiing and snowboarding more accessible to novice riders and people with disabilities by enabling riders to safely and readily access the beginner slope. The project will also diversify activities on the mountain by adding snow tube lanes.
“We are proud to be part of a project that supports the wellbeing of our people as this is a priority for us. Our contribution to Shames Mountain is an important local investment that provides recreational activities for our employees and the community and allows them to experience the majestic landscape our region offers,” said Affonso Bizon, Rio Tinto BC Works General Manager, of the company’s $60,000 donation.
Last year, Rio Tinto also contributed $30,000 to support groundwork in preparation for this summer’s construction.
“Rio Tinto’s donations to this project, and their long-term support of My Mountain Coop Shames Mountain has been critical to our sustainability as a business. Rio Tinto understands the importance of Shames to the region, they understand our community-based business model and are there with us when we need their support. We look forward to working with Rio Tinto in growing Shames Mountain for years to come,” said Dave Gordon, My Mountain Co-op vice-chair and corporate liaison.
Encouraging employees to get active and enjoy the region year-round, last month, Rio Tinto held a three-week ‘Get Active Selfie Challenge’. This challenge encouraged employees to get outside and enjoy the parks with their families or get active and appreciate the views on Shames Mountain.
Winners of the challenge were given 2021/2022 Shames Mountain Season Passes for their selfies with their families.
To know more about the partnership between Rio Tinto and Shames Mountain contact Dave Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-638-0488.