Great Divide Ski Patrol clinic to be ready for season

On a day when Great Divide Ski Area was expected to see upward of 15 inches of snowfall, the Lewis and Clark County Commission approved a pass-through grant of nearly $30,000 to complete a new ski patrol clinic on the slopes in time for the upcoming season.

The new ski patrol building is being built at the Great Divide Ski Area in Marysville.

SONNY TAPIA, Independent Record

Great Divide Ski Patrol Foundation, a local nonprofit set up for the purpose of raising funds and building the new clinic, is the sub-recipient of the grant. The grant funds come from the U.S. Treasury via the American Rescue Plan Act, specifically the act’s general revenue enhancement program.

The $27,150 will be spent to complete electrical work in the new clinic.

Great Divide Ski Patrol is part of a larger, national ski patrol organization.

“When we realized we needed to build a new building, we wanted to keep ownership local, so we created a new organization,” Peter Strauss told the county commission during its Tuesday morning meeting where the grant was approved, referencing the Great Divide

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