Our Impact

Anthony Lakes Outdoor Recreation Association (ALORA) Mission Statement:

To enrich and improve the lives of Baker, Union, Grant, and Wallowa County residents, especially youth, through enhancing local, year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, focusing on stewardship, education, and promotion of outdoor activities, and ensuring that all opportunities/activities are provided in an affordable manner.

By the Numbers

"Support Local" Dollars Generated in Baker, Union, Wallowa & Grant Counties

$4,880in 2021-22 so far

Weekly Subsidized Ski Days For Local Students

550

Lodging Partner Program

$450k

in visitor dollars to Baker & Union County

during winter 2021

Local Jobs Provided

75Winter Seasonal
30Summer Seasonal
12Year-Round

Over $3m being put back into our local community in wages & local spending

ALORA strives to spend local and is dedicated to our staff of locals. From October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021

  • ALMR spent $2.3m, 75% of which were local expenditures
  • ALMR paid $1.2m in wages during that same timeframe
  • With over to $3m in expenses going into the local economy, ALMR is proud to continue supporting and advocating for local spending through Outdoor Recreation.

Staffing

  • 12, fulltime, year-round positions in 2021 (up from 2 in 2012)
  • Summer: 30, fulltime, seasonal positions
  • Winter: 75, full and part-time seasonal positions

Lodging Partner visitors brought $450k to Baker & Union Counties during the 2020/2021 season. (About 1800 lodging partner tickets during the past season)

Support Local Program
In an effort to bolster local spending, Anthony Lakes offers a “Support Local” lift ticket: guests who brought a recent receipt of $40 or more from a small, locally owned shop or restaurant receive a $25 lift ticket.

Year-round Youth Programming

Ski for the Health of It

  • Offered to Baker and North Powder students (about 250 students)
  • 8 consecutive Fridays of skiing for $80
  • Priority given to those who have little to no skiing experience
  • Additional school and youth groups visit during a normal season. With upwards of 350 students on the mountain on Fridays, ALMR sees an additional 200 kids from other programs on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Golf for the Health of It

  • Eight week/12-day golf program for 80 Baker County youth
  • An additional k-3 class was added due to continued interest

Camp for the Health of It

-New for summer 2022
-Multi-day camp offered to Baker County students
-Focus on outdoor recreation stewardship and safety

5th & 6th Grade Sundays

  • Free lift ticket, lesson, and rental for any (local or visiting) 5th and 6th graders
  • Eight consecutive Sundays, starting early January
  • $20 “accompanying adult” ticket available
  • ALORA plans to initiate a similar program for the golf course as well

Bike for the Health of It

  • Three bike events held throughout the summer
  • Forty bikes and helmets available to ride for free
  • Free hot dog/BBQ for families that showed up
  • Guided rides, bike safety, and maintenance clinics
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