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Mount Mancelona

WE’RE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE & SHARE THE MOUNT MANCELONA STORY AND VISION.  ALL WE NEED IS YOU!

 

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Beautiful, historic 75-acre parcel with hundreds of open acreage surrounding the land that sits 1.5 miles north of Mancelona, Michigan, called the highest traffic point or the “Hub” of the US 131 corridor.  Mount Mancelona is surrounded by an outdoor recreation paradise including the Jordan River, Chain of Lakes and coastal communities and is the gateway for millions of tourists It is an incredible community-driven project to revive a historic 1952 built Ski Mountain and support a small Northern Michigan rural town revival.

 

PURPOSE : Amplifying Humanity In Nature 

THE BOOM & BUST HISTORY OF THE TOWN HAS LED TO 1000S OF FORESTRY AND MANUFACTURING JOBS LEAVING (MANCELONA IS SAID TO HAVE RE-BUILT CHICAGO WITH THEIR PIG IRON MANUFACTURING). IT IS RIGHT IN THE HEART OF BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN WHERE MILLIONS VACATION, LIVE LIFE AND ENJOY FOUR SEASONS OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITY.  WE AIM FOR MOUNT MANCELONA WITH OUR BENEFICIAL LLC MODELED BUSINESSES AND OUR NONPROFIT 501C3 THE GOOD WORK COLLECTIVE TO LEAD A MACROECONOMIC BOOST FOR THE REGION AS A HUB OF THE 131 CORRIDOR

Community Engagement  

Our focus is building the "Mountain Of Dreams LLC" to be a diverse and active community of memberships, tiny home to tree house village timeshares, welcome all to seek their purpose and passions either by enjoying the activities and events or as leaders in their sport, music, arts or startup beneficial business ideas.  We are aiming to be a small rural town incubator and build the tools and resources to share with other small rural towns where there are also over 200 lost or closed community ski mountains and hills across America.  

The whole project is non-zoned and endorsed by the city, county, Rotary, MI Senators, and the Director of Ag/USDA, Jason Allen, who said we “are more applicable for state and USDA funding than anything he is working on in Michigan”.

We have many strategic partners and local business sponsors.  We first gained endorsement by Mancelona Township, Antrim County, Mancelona City Mayor, Traverse City Rotary & Marsha Smith, Triston Cole Regional House Representative & Michigan Senator, and Jason Allen (past senator now Director of Michigan Agriculture & USDA) as well as hundreds of regional local leaders, citizens and over 4500 Face Book fans in just months.  The whole project is non-zoned with unique state funding potential and capital options. Jason Allen, said we “are more applicable for state and USDA funding than anything he is working on in Michigan”.

Watch the interview with Mancelona Township Supervisor Supporting the Vision for Mount Mancelona

 MOUNT MANCELONA

We are on a life-long adventure recreating and restoring this magical untouched natural paradise as a 75+ acre ski mountain "in nature" resort that was built in 1952 and closed in 1984 then in 1994/95 was one of the first Snowboard Only ski resorts. We will be an anchor for festivals and events with outdoor recreations four season programming big and small.  We can host up to 10,000 capacity camping events for 2019 and potential over 35,000+ capacity for 2020 with support and investment to build a Main Stage on the 425k sq. ft. old Bunny Hill that is a natural amphitheater surrounded by trees and nature.  Based on our "Ewok inspired"design with conservation and long-term sustainability vision we will host incredible multi-habitat camping, Tentsile Aerial tents over delicate lichen forest floors and yurt, cabin, tree house, hobbit house, tiny house, shipping container, glamping back to nature ski in villages and transformational experiences.   We have 9 stages identified and building hi-speed internet for the site to offer live streaming from all stages and behind the scenes interviews.  We are organizing macro festivals focused on many outdoor recreation enthusiasts from Mountain Biking to Disc Golf and supporting local Veterans to Youth Empowerment Camps & Family Events. We want to be flexible by design with the ability to host big events and concerts as much as intimate gatherings including historic lodge rentals, weddings, art & health and wellness retreats, community fundraisers and  private gatherings.  The historic Lodge now sleeps 24 inside on new beds (or up to 37 is our record) and is a step back in time from historic art and collectibles on the walls.  The lodge has full live recording and film services with a future top recording and “writing in nature” studio. We have the tools and resources for business to private retreats and aim to drive good work in our region.

 

CONTACT

We want to hear from. If you're interested in renting space or you just want an update on events and promotions. Don't hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.  

 

mountmancelona@gmail.com

Tel: (231) 499-4968

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