Some of our readers may have seen the recent Denver Post series supposedly about ski safety and the industry here in Colorado. In this republished article that ran in yesterday’s Summit Daily News, Sheriff John Minor of Summit County shared his response. Below is his opinion piece.
As the sheriff in Summit County, I read with interest the recent series of articles in The Denver Post about skier injuries and fatalities. While I agree that any fatal accident is tragic, the vast majority of them are just that … tragic accidents. Each person made a conscious choice to ski/board, and each person wanted the thrill and enjoyment that snow sports are known for.
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Bob Wilson, Public Relations Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation.
With a lot more people expected to travel Interstate 70 west of Denver over the next few weeks for Spring Break and as part of enjoying the last part of the ski season, we believe this is a good opportunity to pass on what’s currently occurring on the corridor.
Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month Attracts More Than 153,000 Children and Adults to Beginner Lessons in January 2013
The Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month task force recently released its numbers for this year, deeming it an overall success. More than 153,000 children and adults from 34 states registered for beginner lessons from professional instructors during January 2013 as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month/Bring a Friend (LSSM/BAF)—an increase of more than 50,000 compared to 2012 and more than 130,000 since the initiative began in January 2009.
This blog comes to CSCUSA from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com.
Spring skiing at Steamboat is amazing. But we’ll get to that.
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Kristen Lummis, creator of BraveSkiMom.com.
For the past eleven years, the last day of the work week meant Bud Light Big Air Fridays at Snowmass. This competition invites all comers to show their stease on the 40-foot jump on Upper Fanny Hill. It’s an impressive display of progressive insanity and flight. And while Big Air Friday still welcomes in the weekend at Snowmass, it’s no longer the only game in town.
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Mike Goodwin, Senior Editor of Snowboard Colorado.
Last week I rallied down to Aspen with staff photographer Aaron Dodds for the first park shoot of Volume 4 of Snowboard Colorado Magazine. We met up with a young crew of dudes – Red Gerard, Blake Axelson, Ezra Racine and Wylie Adams – and lucked out with a bluebird day.
This blog comes to us from Amber Johnson of MileHighMamas.com.
Mom: “Can you please unpack your lunchbox?”
Daughter: “Why should I do it? You’re the one who packed my lunch for me.”
Mom: “I did it to be nice. It’s your responsibility to make it and then unload it.”
Daughter: “Well, if you made it, you should be the one to clean it.”