Imagine a powder day at Whitewater where you don’t burn your mouth on your coffee as you run out the door to beat the rush to the hill; or imagine not having to lug your gear two miles across the parking lot because you just couldn’t get out of bed fast enough.
It doesn’t have to be a dream, it could be a reality with rock star parking at Whitewater Ski Resort.
“Rock star parking is front row, directly in front of the lodge, reserved parking every day, all season long,” said Whitewater Ski Team president Paul Osak.
The idea came up last season after a Whitewater regular suggested it to Osak.
“I wish I could take 100 per cent credit for it, but the idea came from one of our regulars up at Whitewater who presented the idea to me at one of our ski races we ran up at the hill,” he said.
In June, Osak approached Whitewater management about the idea.
“They were very supportive and agreed to allow us to run this raffle and they were very co-operative,” he said.
The proceeds of the raffle will be split 50/50 between the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society and the Whitewater Ski Team.
“The hope is that this will become an annual fundraiser for both organizations,” said Osak. “It really benefits the young athletes to develop a life long love of skiing and a safe experience when under the ropes.”
There are 2,000 raffle tickets available and the tickets are $10 each.
“You must be a season’s pass holder to win,” said Osak. “If you want to go out and make donations if you’re not a season’s pass holder we’ll happily take them as donations but you have to be a season’s pass holder to win the draw. It’s not transformable.”
For the lucky winner, if you can’t make it to your parking spot by 12:30 p.m. the barricade will be removed and it will become open to the public.
Tickets are available at the Nelson Whitewater office on Victoria Street.
The last day to buy tickets is December 7 and the draw will be at the lodge on December 10.