Dan Hulslander: Thanks shovelers


— While your supplement about our record snowfall was entertaining for some, I know there are a great many employees of at property management companies who worked very hard to keep sidewalks, pathways and driveways free of all that snow so that everyone else could easily get to and from the mountain. It would have been nice to see some sort of acknowledgment from Ski Corp. or some others that were interviewed.

I know that for two solid months, myself and guys working for me shoveled every morning, and on a lot of those days, it was an all-day process trying to keep up with it. I know that this type of winter is what keeps us all fed and sheltered, but a little recognition for all of the support staff members in town would go a long way toward keeping experienced, happy employees.

Dan Hulslander

Steamboat Springs


Glenn Hilley 9 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the Kudos' brother of the shovel, it has been a tough year keeping up with it all. Ski Corp, IntraWest and everyone else in a mountain ski town will always parlay extraordinary snow years into marketing and attracting hordes of skiers. I could be wrong, but the last time I looked at ski ad's, they were all about Nordic blondes in the latest gear blowing through the deep stuff grinning ear to ear. Let me know if you ever see a Steamboat ad featuring a sweaty, soaking wet guy flailing away with a snow shovel in duct taped 10 year old Sorrels at 5am. Although it would be nice to see an article from a guy like Andy Wirth complimenting the efforts of city crews, private snow removal contractors and maintenance companies for keeping everything that makes money accessible, that's about as likely as spotting him out on a sidewalk with a shovel. In the meantime, if im feeling the need for a compliment or recognition about how hard I've worked in this snowiest of Steamboat winters, I guess Ill call my mother.


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