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Is spring creek still off leash or has that been abandoned??
Aspen I would expect to be expensive. Jackson hole is in a different league then Stmbt and has a tram just like snowbird which is also expensive. I did not realize that Telluride was up there but they got the locals by the balls as well becuse if there location.
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If you remember Mark, Stmbt tried to close down spring creek at certain times to allow off leash. That idea was not thought through very well IMO and realy didnt make sense. Yes land is expensive and hard to come by these days but just like public parks there are many many people who want a public dog park in town. RV offers that to the thousands of dog owners who live here and for those dog owners who dont. I have had so many people ask me if there is a dog park here and now I can finaly say yes. The social interaction between dogs is extremely important.(another reason why dog parks are becomeing standard. The negatives about RV are that many people here still dont know its an off leash area unless you google stmbt dog park. Also, the dog waste that is left behind by irresposible owners is just out of control. The grass is not cut down so it cant be seen until its to late. Maintained dog parks are much cleaner and usualy have volunteers to help keep it that way. I think that because RV is open space, there are those that dont think they need to clean up after there dog. Thats disgusting for the rest of us who want to play chuck it but not through a poop field.
It is considered a dog park but I have frequented many dog parks accross states and most of them are fenced , have shade and water. Boulder county has a couple open space dog parks but most open space areas require your dog to be on leash or for your dog to be off leash cerified. Dog parks are usualy fenced so those who may not have the best trained dogs can still let them off leash without being woried they will run away or chase something accross the steet and over into DV's pond. There is usualy a second fenced area for smaller or more timid dogs. That is why RVP is more of an open space area and ohnestly I'm glad it wasnt cluttered up with fences. It is still great that there is somewhere to let them run in town without getting a warning or a ticket. My dogs and I are grateful for that.
I always thought that part of fetcher park could be a realy cool dog park with water, a grassy park, public facilities and access to the core trail. I always see other dogs enjoying a quick dip in the pond and a game of toss in the park. Even though all dogs are sopposed to be on a leash it is a popular place to let them loose hopeing not to get stopped by the law. (I believe that Steamboat was just named Dog Town USA in some magazine recently.)
Well I'm sure that Rita would not be happy at all and their home sits next to tbe park so I cant imagine how upset Don is with this proposal. As far as dogs go, my two pooches barked no way in hay and I have no choice but to listen to them. Steamboat has had issues with creating or designating a dog park for many years even though most towns now have them. Even though RVP would not have been my choice because its more of an open space then a dog park, at least we have somewhere to take them to run and play without having to go out of town.
I feel some powder nights approaching and its fantastic. For those who work 9-5 it will be a blessing to go ski off a frustrated day at work.
I to John hope there is no break between day and night schedules. The only thing that worries me are the 3-5 apres skiers shoveling down a few to many beers and then hitten the slopes. Gaper day, St Pat day, last day are the great few exceptions. Lets hope it doesnt become too much of an issue. Even though I dont want to pay extra to ski later, maybe charging an extra fee to ski nights will keep that to a minimum.
That might be a little far if they are trying to be centraly located. I have always liked the location they are now and response time seemed good. 7th st. and the Tugboat have always been the trouble spots in the evening. If they have the opportunity to expand into the entire building it should be considered.
I dont know about you all but I received 2 of them. Thought it was overkill an unnecessary as well. Ride the rockies or pedal the peaks is way more of a mess when they come up here. There has never been a reverse 911 for those.
I am glad that they are going ahead with this decision and I think it will be a good thing for the community. ( finally a decision that makes sense..IMO..).
We already pay the most at almost twice what other ski areas charge for a ski pass. (over $1000). It will be very disapointing if they decided to rake the locals pass holders for more money considering that the community could have thrown a dagger into this, delaying it indefinately.
Intrawest realy needs to consider giving back to the locals in some way and not coupons or vouchers but offering a more reasonable approach to affordable skiing somehow. Sticking us with more money out of pocket seems greedy. More then likely they will try to charge us any way because they can. Lets hope that if they do, they will charge something like $50 onto our pass for unlimited night skiing and not try to seperate it from season pass holders..
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