Ben Tiffany

Ben Tiffany 4 weeks ago on Summer visitor survey showing decline in biking numbers raises eyebrows at Steamboat Springs City Council meeting

Scott, Do you think this survey really provides any useful information? I would think those that come to town to ride challenging mountain bike trails would not be inclined to take surveys about the experience. They would be out riding.It's simply too early to determine whether such trails will have strong support;when the trails were approved,there seemed to be that support. This issue should be addressed again next year when there is more information to go on.

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Ben Tiffany 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Skiers could face fine for rescues in backcountry

Ken The headline implies that skiers might be fined for needing rescue on inbounds "slopes",which is obviously not accurate. The headline writer is probably not a skier.

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Ben Tiffany 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Summer visitor survey showing decline in biking numbers raises eyebrows at Steamboat Springs City Council meeting

Scott, Unless and until the new trails are built,or at least some of them,there is probably no accurate way to determine what the public desires. We are at the beginning of the trail building project,which was started when there was some pretty strong evidence that such trail were wanted. It is far too early to start questioning whether this is still true. Do you really think that tourists come to Steamboat because there is a strong interest in the Core Trail? I agree that the Core Trail is a good thing,and expanding it is desirable. Funds should be found to do this,but not at the expense of the trail building project that has been planned.

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Ben Tiffany 1 month ago on Summer visitor survey showing decline in biking numbers raises eyebrows at Steamboat Springs City Council meeting

Very good letter,Robin. It is absolutely correct that those involved with planning and building the mountain bike trails in Buffalo Pass (and perhaps elsewhere in the valley) are top-notch people who know what they are doing and why. To question the work that these people are doing based on this survey is idiotic. It has been correctly pointed out that none of these trails have been completed yet,and therefor cannot realistically be factored into the survey results or conclusions. Why don't you wait at least a couple of years and see what people think then?

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Ben Tiffany 9 months, 2 weeks ago on R.B. Rick Fisher: Debt of gratitude

I would like to add my thanks to the Steamboat Ski Patrol and the personnel at YVMC for their care when I injured myself on the ski mountain in January. I know many of these patrolmen and women personally,and I feel that I haven't really thanked them properly for what they did for me. They know who they are;you folks are the best! I've always thought so,and now I know for sure. Thanks again for your caring professionalism.

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Ben Tiffany 10 months ago on One pint at a time

You've lost me on this one,Mark. "Private solar electric production facility"? I need more information about that. I don't go along with the city's "blight" designation any more than you do,and I EARN my 100 days of skiing each year. You probably don't like beer anyway.

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Ben Tiffany 11 months, 2 weeks ago on John F. Russell: Panthers, commentators find out why expectations can be so dangerous

"Everybody knows that Carolina is the better team." You "explain" things so well,Mark. Oddsmakers are not stupid,but they are often wrong. Carolina could play the Broncos defense ten more times and perhaps lose eight of them.

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