Some of our readers may have seen the Denver Post series supposedly about ski safety and the industry here in Colorado. In this response letter, National Ski Patrol Executive Director Tim White weighs in on behalf of ski patrollers.
To the editor,
Since 1938, the nonprofit National Ski Patrol (NSP) has dedicated itself to serving the public and outdoor recreation community. As a testimonial to its good work, NSP received a federal charter from the U.S. Congress in 1980. Today, NSP is made up of more than 28,000 paid and volunteer patrollers nationwide. For all these decades, skiers and snowboarders have come to know ski patrollers as dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to make the slopes safer and who often put themselves in harm’s way to rescue those who have become hurt or lost on the slopes. (continue reading…)
Some of our readers may have seen the recent Denver Post series supposedly about ski safety and the industry here in Colorado. Below, James Moss of Recreation Law weighs in with his response.
The Denver Post wrote three articles starting Sunday March 17 and ran through March 19. The articles attempted to portray the ski industry in a negative light. To do that though it had to stretch and in several cases make up information to support the ideas.
The articles did not make me happy, more because they were so misleading. I wrote responses to those articles. (continue reading…)
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.