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So I see we are all in agreement here. I thought that was what you meant, exduffer, although I had to read your post a couple of times to "get" it.
I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but my thought is that, yes, SSWSC and Howelsen Hill do their part in bringing money/visitors to this town. There was an article back in December (written by John Russell), where he interviewed Rick Devos. Mr. Devos says SSWSC/Howelsen Hill hosts over 100 ski events/competitions each winter, which bring approx 10,000 visitors to town.
Also, since I have kid in SSWSC, I know I pay a pretty penny for him to train with SSWSC, but I'm okay with that. He has world class coaches..ex Olympians (gold medalist even!!), ex USA ski team coaches, ex USA ski team members etc... Also, I know I spend A LOT of money locally each year on one or two new pairs of race skis, new boots, race gear...a lift ticket to Howelsen and Mt. Werner etc...
And, ex duffer,my daughter is a member of the newly formed Nordic team at the Middle School. The event at Howelsen Hill a 2-3 weeks ago brought in almost 250 out of town high schoolers and middle schoolers...and they spend money too. Yes, very impressive!
I do have a question... I know Howelsen Hill used to be self run. Why did the city ever take over? Was it because HH wasn't profitable and would have likely had to close?
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I think exduffer was being sarcastic by saying we don't need all these athletes and families coming to our town, spending their money on lodging and food (after all, anything to do with SSWSC is a drain on this community, how could it possible be bringing visitors/money to our town?)
Am I correct, exduffer?
Sharon and Scott, there is a new playland opening for kids. It is Steamboat House of Bounce. It is located in Copper Ridge. Has a separate area just for toddlers...Wi fi, coffe, snack bar, party room for birthday parties etc. It will be wonderful!! Steamboat really needs something like this. Grand opening is Nov 5th! They have a website and a facebook page for more info.
I'm also very excited for the new Steamboat Gravity Center. It definitely will fill a need for the teens!
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