My eyes are open, and the 'Boat is lacking diversity. I too have enjoyed the diversity at the grocery stores, the restaurants and the lift lines over the past week. Scott Stanford's March 1 article resonated to what's good and bad about Steamboat.
We relocated here from a big city to simplify life and give our child a healthier environment in which to grow. But now I have to stop and wonder what else is missing?
I love Steamboat for what it has to offer. But seeing the diversity in Steamboat this week has made me realize that as much as we cherish this idyllic outdoor life here in the 'Boat, we're all, and especially our children, missing a true aspect of life. And that is the true ethnic diversity of our nation.
I agree with Stanford and hope that someday Steamboat will be more diverse, and when the National Brotherhood of Skiers comes back to Steamboat again, we won't be so surprised when we walk down the aisle at the grocery store.