With ski resorts in limbo, city of Breckenridge plans for various outside winter actions
BRECKENRIDGE — At a particular assembly Wednesday, Aug. 19, Breckenridge City Council mentioned concepts for winter actions outdoors of snowboarding and snowboarding that visitors can have interaction on this 12 months.
As a city with a tourism-based economic system, council members are involved about potential capability limits at Breckenridge Ski Resort, a serious winter attraction. Mayor Eric Mamula stated he hopes tourism can stay profitable with a few of the city’s concepts so as to add different actions.
“We have to focus on the issues that we will do one thing about,” Mamula stated. “Individuals are nonetheless going to wish to come right here. … We have to be sure that we’re providing them each alternative to come back right here and do some outside actions.”
Utilizing info from the Breckenridge Tourism Workplace survey, focus teams and committees, Assistant City Supervisor Shannon Haynes introduced concepts to the council that might assist Breckenridge maintain companies open and maintain individuals coming to city.
That focus was totally on outside winter actions, which council member Jeffrey Bergeron stated he’d prefer to maintain entry-level to allow them to be geared towards the typical customer.
The council additionally mentioned methods to make backcountry snowboarding safer for newbies after unexperienced skiers flocked to the backcountry when ski resorts shut down in mid-March. Council member Dick Carleton steered the city companion with the Colorado Avalanche Info Middle and push out hyperlinks to the group’s web site and hotline.
Haynes stated the city may do a greater job of promoting and educating visitors about groomed areas, just like the Gold Run Nordic Middle. She additionally steered the city groom different flat areas just like the McCain property between Coyne Valley Highway and the Fairview Boulevard roundabout.
Breckenridge Director of Recreation Scott Reid stated creating higher transportation to and from the Gold Run Nordic Middle is one other subject of dialog. He famous that the middle has checked out doubling its fleet of fats bikes and snowshoes for lease as these are two actions individuals can do outdoors with out a lot expertise.
City Supervisor Rick Holman introduced up an thought for outside ice skating or video games of broom ball at Maggie Pond, and Mamula steered approaching the native HOA about ice skating on the pond. Council member Dennis Kuhn steered opening elements of the Breckenridge Golf Membership for snow tubing, however council member Erin Gigliello stated there are issues about how tubing would possibly have an effect on the course.
Past outside exercise concepts, Haynes mentioned how companies would possibly be capable to put up tents on their properties, similar to on restaurant patios or doubtlessly on non-public parking areas, so that companies can develop their footprints. She stated the Pink, White & Blue Fireplace Safety District is engaged on pointers for companies to soundly put up tents. Haynes stated the Breckenridge Tourism Workplace additionally plans to ship out an FAQ sheet on the subject.
Council gave a thumbs up for creating designated pickup parking areas for eating places and retail shops, however shot down the thought of a one-way Most important Road and Ridge Road resulting from security and visitors issues. Mamula steered as a substitute that the city and retailers use the riverwalk path to maneuver pedestrian visitors off Most important Road.