Purchase a new snowcat for Meissner!

A new PistenBully 100 paid our trails a visit in early March and with your help, we’re hoping to make it the newest member of Meissner Nordic.  While the BR400 has served us well over the past 5 years, the 20+ year old machine is sending us not so subtle hints that it’s 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, BR400 is becoming weaker at providing the quality of grooming that we have all grown to appreciate (for more on the PistenBully100 visit to Meissner, check out the KTVZ news story).

We are seeking your support to purchase a machine that will take us 15-20 years in to the future of Meissner Nordic.  If you like the idea, please 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.

All this said, 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 a donation to the new cat in place of your membership donation, we prefer that you prioritize your membership donation; and encourage your friends to become members too.

It is thanks to each of you 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.



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