Steamboat Donates $20K From Uphill Access Passes To Local Search & Rescue

Steamboat Donates $20K From Uphill Access Passes To Local Search & Rescue

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Steamboat Donates $20K From Uphill Access Passes To Local Search & Rescue

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Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. will contribute nearly $20,000 to Routt County Search and Rescue from fees collected from their uphill access program purchased during the 2020-21 season. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the uphill access policy and user guidelines were updated for the 2020-21 season in response to a boom in uphill users at the ski resort in recent years. Skiers and snowboarders were asked to sign an electronic waiver and purchase an uphill access pass for $20, which provided users with an armband for identification. The fees collected covered the cost of the armbands and cost of administering the program. A remaining portion will be donated to Routt County Search and Rescue:

“Routt County Search and Rescue is extremely thankful for the generous support provided by Steamboat Resort through the donation of uphill pass proceeds. This donation from Steamboat Resort will be a tremendous help in our efforts to maintain an up-to-date and effective team.” –President of Routt County Search and Rescue, Jay Bowman

Dave Hunter, Ski Corp. vice president of mountain operations had this to say about the uphill access during the 2020-2021 ski season:

“This season especially, it was important for us to be able to provide an outlet through outdoor recreation. We look forward to working with the growing uphill community to provide a safe experience for all.”

The ski resort closed operations for the season on April 11th, but uphill access is permitted this spring. The resort is no longer grooming to the top of Thunderhead Lodge. Skiers and snowboarders are asked to be aware of increased heavy machinery in the area due to the start of construction projects. MORE INFO HERE

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