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 PistenBulley was delivered November 19 and is ready-in-waiting for the snows to fall and lay some spectacular trails for you.
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.
If you want to give extra for us to make additional payments on the Cat, you can donate via check or click the “donate” button BELOW, which will take you to PayPal where you can pay via PayPal or with your own credit card. If you pay by check, please note “New Groomer Fund” in the memo line so we assign it to the new cat. Mail checks to: Meissner Nordic PO Box 2032 Bend, OR 97709-2032.
Why a new Cat?
While the BR400 has served us well over the past 5 years, the 20+ year old machine sent us on-going, not so subtle hints that it was ready for retirement last spring. 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, BR400 was no longer up to the task (for more on the PistenBully100 visit to Meissner, check out the KTVZ news story).
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.
Donate to the New Groomer
Click the button below to donate funds to Meissner Nordic’s campaign to purchase a new groomer.