My Recreational Mountain Co-operative, our legal name, is Canada's first non-profit ski community co-operative. MMC is based in Terrace, British Columbia serving the northwest region and beyond. My Mountain Co-op is working on completing the purchase agreement from the Shames Mountain Ski Corporation and is gearing up to operate Shames Mountain for the 2012-2013 ski season. MMC was born from another nonprofit society, Friends Of Shames (FoS). Their purpose was to support the development and long-term viability of the Shames Mountain Ski Area with a sustainable plan, resources and strategic partnerships. Since 2008 FoS has been reviewing how to keep the ski hill open and viable for the long-term. They had extensively reviewed business model options including non-profit (society), co-operative and charity business structures. They also consulted with lawyers and consultants who specialize in non-profit and alternative business structures, as well as, hosted numerous community forums to gather feedback and encourage discussion. As a result, they determined that the community service co-operative model is the best legal structure for the ski area.