Group hears about co-op ski area

By Courtney Duke Graves
Acantha reporter

In the hopes of developing a plan to re-open Teton Pass Ski Area, the Choteau Area Port Authority held a live-streamed question and answer session on June 6 with Bob Ackland, the founder and managing member of Steep Management, LLC., a company which helps ski areas better organize and increase productivity.

Ackland has spent 40 years working in the outdoor recreation industry, with 20 of those years devoted solely to ski areas. He served as the general manager of Mad River Glen Ski Cooperative in Vermont (a ski area that saw an average of 47,000 visits a year) and was with the company when it transitioned to become a co-op.

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