Archive for June, 2012
Resorts Cancel Fireworks Displays to Promote Responsible Stewardship of State’s Forests, Continue to Offer Additional Summer Activities
As of today, no Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts are directly impacted by the fires burning in certain locations in Colorado. All resorts with summer operations are open for summer business. However, resorts are watching the fires closely and are prepared with emergency wild land fire plans in place, communicating with guests about the serious conditions and working with the USFS and related agencies to mitigate any fire threat.
Heightened Fire Danger Prompts Copper to Revise 3 Ring Weekend Festivities, Still Dozens of Family-Friendly Activities to Enjoy
Due to heightened fire danger throughout the state, the Copper Mountain Resort Association has worked closely with the Copper Mountain Fire Department and Summit County Sherriff to determine the safest course of action for 3 Ring Weekend, Copper’s annual Fourth of July celebration. The three parties involved have determined that this year’s fireworks display will be cancelled and that alternative entertainment be provided.
Crested Butte is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. What does that mean for visitors and the people who live there? They’re at the epicenter of beauty and adventure that the majestic Colorado Rockies provide. Where to start? Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) has put together a list of epic, yet authentically “Crested Butte” activities at the resort and in the surrounding area to give guests the ultimate Rocky Mountain summer vacation.
In case you missed it, back in April the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) honored 13 resorts across the nation with its annual National Ski Area Safety Awards, including Colorado Ski Country’s Aspen Skiing Company, Telluride Ski Resort and Copper Mountain. Each season the awards recognize those resorts that have done an outstanding job of educating employees and guests about skiing and snowboarding responsibly. The 2011/12 winners are:
Thanks to the efforts of the Howelsen Hill Centennial Committee, the Steamboat Springs City Council, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, local and regional granting agencies, and the scores of community and parent volunteers and donors, the project to construct the HS45 Year Round Ski Jump is in full swing at Howelsen Hill. The project is being funded by grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, Rotary Club, the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation Recreation Fund, Colorado Group Realty Foundation, Gates Family Foundation and the Kettering Family Foundation, as well as City matching funds and many private donations. (continue reading…)