Ben Tiffany

Ben Tiffany 1 week, 2 days ago on Era of the Super Pass: Vail's 'transformative' purchase of Park City issues a challenge for destination ski resorts like Steamboat

It's nice to hear Mr. Cohee say such nice things about Colorado mountains and skiing,but I think he is wrong in his opinions about the mountains and skiing in Utah. The resorts in Utah offer superb skiing,with terrain for anyone and everyone. They do a much better job of offering lift ticket value than most resorts in Colorado do;obviously they still think the day skier is important. While it's true that a skier can find good discounts in Colorado with a little research,the Colorado resorts don't do much to encourage anyone who does not have some sort of season pass. Daily lift tickets went well above $100 at most of the larger resorts years ago,and these resorts seem to be proud of that fact;they compete to see who can charge the most. Most Utah resorts don't seem to share that marketing approach,and I applaud them for that. The snow in Utah is legendary,and deserves to be. There are other reasons why Colorado resorts do well in competition with the Utah resorts,but it certainly isn't because the Colorado mountains are better.

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Ben Tiffany 1 week, 2 days ago on Broncos beat Bills, 24-17, behind Anderson's 3 TDs

If Peyton Manning does not start playing better,the dream of another trip to the Super Bowl for the Broncos will end pretty quickly. He has been throwing lots of weak passes lately,and has not looked like his old self in quite a while.

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Ben Tiffany 1 month, 1 week ago on Democrat incumbent Mitsch Bush defeats McConnell in state house race

Fred, Diane was simply a better candidate,and deserved to win. For once,try being a gracious loser and stop looking for conspiracies in anything that you disagree with.

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Ben Tiffany 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Steamboat City Council is 1 vote shy of adding parking meters downtown

A quick note;Telluride also has parking meters in their core downtown area. I don't know whether any of the other resort towns besides Aspen have meters,and I don't know how effective they are in either town. I am sure that we don't need them here,now or in the forseeable future. Many have noted that there is not really a parking problem here,except on some obvious busy occasions,and having to walk an extra block or two to one's destination hardly constitutes a hardship. If City Council indeed did not authorize the recent expensive parking study (and I'm sure we would like to know who did),then it should not put any serious thought into its suggestions,which do seem to be meter-happy. I can guarantee that any meters in the downtown area would be immensely unpopular,both with tourists and locals and would very likely bring us unintended consequences (most of which would be bad.) I urge City Council to pay attention to what the people are trying to tell them,and I think that message is;this is not the time to even consider parking meters.

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Ben Tiffany 3 months, 3 weeks ago on Altitude adjustment: The story behind the summit

All of Colorado's 14ers (including the ones that don't quite make the criterion of "fourteener") are special,even the easier walkups. Anyone who climbs even one should be commended.The feeling one gets on the summit on a beautiful clear day can't be adequately described to anyone who has never experienced it. I've climbed something like thirty-five of the 14ers,and hope I someday manage to climb the rest. There are also many,many magnificent peaks of lower altitude,a lot of which are much tougher than virtually all of the 14ers. My hat is always off to anyone who gets off the couch and heads for the top.

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Ben Tiffany 5 months ago on Major U.S. 40 construction about to change Steamboat's summer at both ends of town

What a good idea;simultaneous roadwork on both ends of town to maximize the inconvenience and frustration of all road users. I don't suppose they could finish the work on one end of town before starting in on the other? It certainly seems like better planning could have happened.

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