The GSCRA Supports Sunlight's Colorado River Round Table Grant Application for funding to construct a reservoir in Babbish Gulch to help with snowmaking.
July 7, 2015
RE: Colorado River Round Table Grant
To Whom It May Concern:
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association would like to support Sunlight Mountain Resort in pursuing a Colorado River Round Table grant to help build a small reservoir in Babbish Gulch. This reservoir would be filled in the spring during runoff and the water stored for use in the ski area’s November/December snowmaking season.
Snowmaking is important to Sunlight as it is to any ski area. Dependence on the weather makes it difficult to plan or execute predictable and successful ski area operations. As a resort community that entertains more than 1M overnight visitors, we realize that most of our visitor traffic comes during the summer season. Sunlight helps balance our tourism economy by providing positive social and economic impact to the community during the winter months. It’s very important for the ski area to have the physical water available in order to continue offering a quality ski/ride experience.
Please consider Sunlight Mountain Resort’s grant application favorably and don’t hesitate to contact me if I can provide additional supportive information.
Marianne Virgili, IOM, CCE
President & CEO
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!