As we reported earlier this month, Steamboat is auctioning off authentic trails signs to raise money for the Environmental Fund at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. Bids started at just $50 and increased by $10 increments.
Well, there were a lot of increments. Of the 30 ski trail signs auctioned most of the signs have bids of $500 to $1,000, but one of the signs — for See Me trail, an expert run near the base area is showing a current bid of $18,000.
However, this may be a huge typo.
“We’re trying to get in touch with the bidder,” said Loryn Duke, a spokesperson for the resort told the Denver Post. “Because we’re asking for $10 increments, and the previous bid was $170, we’re wondering if it might have been a typo — that they were trying to bid $180. That’s a really big mistake.”
The trail sign auction will close on Oct. 31.