This episode of Community Matters features three conversations and three topics. Our guests were…
Superintendent Leslie Nichols of the Gunnison Watershed School District, and Lake School Director Jennifer Kennedy, on the impacts of the omicron wave on schools in the Gunnison Valley.
Eric Murrow and Zach Kinler of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center, with an update on backcountry conditions, and opportunities to learn more and engage with community members.
Jason Blevins, veteran ski industry reporter, Staff Writer for the Colorado Sun, and author of The Outsider, an outdoor industry newsletter from the Colorado Sun. We cover the current state of the ski industry, including recent public relations problems for Vail Resorts.
Superintendent Leslie Nichols of the Gunnison Watershed School District and Lake School Director Jennifer Kennedy are technically school administrators, but they both spent some time covering for sick teachers last week. The omicron variant hit Gunnison County starting around the holidays, and it’s been a rough start to the new semester.
The 2021-22 “Santa Slammer” was a historically large snowstorm in the Gunnison Valle, but now just a few weeks out, avalanche danger in the Crested Butte backcountry is rated as “Low” We talk to Eric Murrow and Zach Kinler about why and how. We also discuss upcoming educational opportunities with the Center.
Vail Resorts is having a difficult season, but our guest Jason Blevins says we shouldn’t worry. Even as labor disputes and visitor complaints present an unfavorable image of the company, both Vail – and the industry as a whole – appear to be doing well in the long run.