Steamboat briefs: Top local women skiers to host a Girls Freeski Day

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— U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member Eliza Outtrim and other top local women skiers will host a Girls Freeski Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Ski Area. The free ski camp is for girls 8 to 14. All abilities and disciplines are welcome, and the girls must provide their own ski pass or lift ticket. Skier drop-off and pick-up is at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s parking lot in Ski Time Square.

The camp is touted as a fun and relaxed day of freeskiing on Mount Werner. The coaches and athletes putting on the camp will provide tips and advice for skiing on all types of terrain. The registration deadline is Saturday. To register, email Deanna Manthei at dmanthei@sswsc.org.

Mountain Resorts achieves sustainable business status

Mountain Resorts is the latest Routt County business to achieve certification in the Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium. Mountain Resorts, a subsidiary of The Resort Group, recently was awarded gold certification status.

Mountain Resorts sustainability coordinators Deb Tyree and Marguerite Rickard created an internal sustainability team that is tackling action items such as enhancing recycling and reusing materials, reducing energy usage and employing best practices for water conservation.

A total of 81 local businesses have participated in the sustainability program, which was established in 2007. The program is overseen by Environmental Solutions Unltd.

Aging Well has calendars available for winter classes

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, has winter class calendars available. Fitness classes for older adults begin Monday and are offered in Steamboat, Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa. The winter schedule includes beginner tai chi for health, Arthritis Foundation Exercise and healthier living, a chronic disease self-management workshop. There is a $3 requested donation per class unless otherwise noted. Stop by the VNA, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, to pick up a calendar, or visit www.nwcovna.org to view a class schedule. For more information, call 970-871-7676.

Visiting Nurse Association offers meningitis vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18 years, as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a meningococcal vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colorado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Newborn Network offering resources for Routt County

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

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