April 08, 2011
Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort official says he doesn’t want to lose
the Washington State Special Olympics Winter Games. But General Manager Mark Millette says the ski hill can’t
continue to absorb all of the costs of donating to the event. Millette made in clear in an interview with
Wenatchee Bureau Chief Steve Hair that he’s willing to work with special Olympics and the community in efforts to
bring the games back in 2012 . .
The Special Olympics this week announced that they were considering
dropping Wenatchee as the host city for the winter games because Mission Ridge was no longer going to donate the
cost of lift tickets for the three-day event. But Millette explains the ski hill can’t afford that luxury anymore
given the current economy . .
Millette says under the deal currently on the table Mission Ridge would
continue to donate but there would have to be some level of shared cost . .
From a business perspective
Millette conceded that during the three days when the Winter Games are held Mission Ridge is still open to the
public. But with over three thousand people attending the event there are few if any hotel rooms available and as
a result the ski hill loses mone