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Timberline Uses Crowdfunding to Raise Money for Improvements


  Timberline Four Seasons Resort is using crowdfunding to raise money for improvements.

The Tucker County resort launched an online crowdfunding on Tuesday at The goal is to raise $75,000 in 65 days.

Timberline CEO Fred Herz tells The Charleston Gazette that the resort sees crowdfunding as a way to engage customers in its activities and planned undertakings.

He says crowdfunding gives customers a sense of belonging and participation.

Money raised by the crowdfunding will help pay for upgrading the ski lodge, hotel rooms and a terrain park.

Other planned improvements include additional hotel rooms and 40 new snow guns.