Talking Points: (You can copy and paste the ones that you want to use)
I’m writing to ask you to vote to approve the new lease with Sky Tavern that is on the City Council’s agenda in December.
The City of Reno has been a great partner with Sky Tavern for over 70 years, and we look forward to continuing this strong partnership for another 70!
Few cities can boast that they have a City Park with a ski hill (and a hiking and biking area!) and Sky Tavern has brought great pride to our community for 70 years.
Several Olympians learned to ski at Sky Tavern, like David Wise, Tamara McKinney and Lane Spina, and they have gone on to bring us great pride.
Many Para-Olympians learned to ski at Sky Tavern’s Adaptive Ski Program. Each year you will find dozens of physically and mentally challenged skiers and their families enjoying a fun day at Sky Tavern.
A national major donor praises the Sky Tavern Board and staff, saying that they run one of the best "Learn To Ski" programs in the country!
The Jr. Ski Program at Sky Tavern has positively impacted over 100,000 kids in our community for the last 70 years.
This longer-term lease is critical to ensure the Sky Tavern Board has the ability to raise money needed to put in snow making and lights, along with other investments and improvements. These improvements will ensure a consistent ski season for thousands of young skiers and their families each year.
Having lights will open up the hill to allow local high school ski teams to train after school. Many local resorts are turning away high school (and even UNR’s) ski teams, so having consistent snow and night skiing will benefit our local athletes.
The Jr. Ski Program at Sky Tavern has allowed thousands of low-income kids to learn how to ski. Not only is the ski training program the most affordable in the Sierra, there are scholarships available for economically disadvantaged families.
The Jr. Ski Program at Sky Tavern has played a critical role in creating new skiers that then support our local ski economy.
The Jr. Ski Program at Sky Tavern is a great program that introduces kids and families to skiing, encouraging wintertime fun and activities for all.