November 10, 2017
Today is opening day for the ski mountain. While natural snow started early this year the storms did not continue, so snowmaking is the source of most of the snow we have. Copper’s snowmaking crews have done a great job getting Main Vein ready for today, as well as continuing to prepare the Speed Venue on the eastern side of the Mountain. Many international ski teams have already checked in and are starting their training.
The front page of today’s Summit Daily features our 95 year old friend and avid skier, Frank Walter. Frank is a legend at Copper and states in the article featuring him that his goal is to ski when he is 100. What an inspiration he is to all of us!
Last evening was the Ten Mile Planning Commission work session regarding the major PUD Amendment that Copper has proposed for the north end of the Alpine Lot. Currently zoned for parking, Copper is proposing 80 workforce housing units for this site. While housing is a critical need throughout Summit County, the proposed height of 55 feet for these six buildings is of concern to many, as this is the front door of the Resort. Proposed elimination of the play field located here is also of concern.
The Metropolitan District has signed an agreement with Lake Dillon Fire District to form an ‘authority’, merging the fire departments of these two entities effective January 1st. While both will maintain their own boards and tax base, the long term objective is to fully merge the Fire Departments into its own entity. The ‘authority’ will be in place to make certain the combination will work and is the first step toward a full merger. The Copper Mountain Fire Department achieved a ‘two’ rating from Insurance Services Organization (ISO), that became effective November 1, 2017. This should be communicated to your insurance carrier and reflect a minor reduction in your insurance cost.
Also at the Metro District, the project to connect the well in Farley Park to the Well House is nearly complete. Open trenches have been filled and paving that was disturbed has been replaced. Copper Springs Lodge has a large excavation on the perimeter of their building to finalize the construction of the vault and water line to insure a water free garage.
Anaconda Condominiums are in the process of a hallway renovation. New doors to every unit will make this ‘70’s vintage complex look like new and make the experience of entering the buildings much more inviting.
We wish you a great Thanksgiving and fun winter season ahead.
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