Details on the project to reopen the Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area are below. This information is based on an in-depth appraisal, 3rd-party feasibility study, and project development through our partners. Click Here for our project booklet.
The “Open Antelope Butte” campaign is a total of $4 million. Each project in the campaign is prioritized and will be competed in that order as funds are secured.
As of June 19, 2017 we have raised $894,038 toward our goal!
Priority #1: Purchase Antelope Butte ($290,000) COMPLETE
Purchase Antelope Butte from the US Forest Service and secure preliminary permitting including permit fees, insurance, and bonds.
Priority #2: Prepare Antelope Butte for Operations ($3.37 million)
Restore the lodge and lifts to safe and modern conditions. Purchase the equipment and supplies needed to open, finalize start-up preparations, and provide operating capital for first months of operations.
Priority #3: Initiate Endowment Fund ($340,000)
Create an endowment fund to provide operational support if needed in the future.
Fall 2016: Begin repairs & restoration of lodge and facilities
Summer 2017: Open Lodge
Fall 2017: Complete restoration of chair lifts & installation of surface lift
December 2017: Open for Winter Operations