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Friends of Berthoud Pass

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Thread Starter 
Hey all,

Friends of Berthoud Pass (FOBP) was started by a handful of dedicated volunteers with a mission-- to preserve the voice of backcountry skiers in the USFS policy review of Berthoud Pass. We're getting lots of attention and here's our latest clip from Off Piste magazine

We're off to a great start and now we could use your help. Sign up for a membership at saveberthoud.org and tell your friends, family and neighbors about FOBP. Big thanks to those of you who have already signed up.

Let us know what you think and what matters to you.

See ya on the Pass!

post #2 of 8

I heard rumors that a bud of ours from Seven Springs, J. Board was heavily involved in this effort? Do you know him?

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] Sam

[ January 29, 2004, 11:30 AM: Message edited by: SpringsRegular ]
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I don't know anyone that goes by "J. Board"

What has his involvement been?
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We heard a rumor the he, Jeff, and a buddy leased the lodge for a $1 a year from the forest service.

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] Sam
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
False rumor.

The lodge has been mothballed this winter and is slated for removal this spring.

[ January 29, 2004, 12:40 PM: Message edited by: Pinner ]
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey all,

The Pass is skiing great right now!

Hope too see some of you up there tomorrow.
post #7 of 8
^ Bump for a great organization.

Friends of Berthoud Pass is really doing something great. The legacy of winter recreation on the pass is long-standing and worth of preservation. Much like Silverton, and the club fields of New Zealand, Berthoud Pass is an amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunity, far removed from the corporate model imposed on us at many resorts. The terrain is unbelievable, the snow is some of the deepest in Colorado, and it is all a mere hour away from Denver.

Even if you are not from the Front Range, think about supporting this group. This is what skiing and snowboarding is all about, and we should all encourage groups like this in their efforts to preserve places like Berthoud Pass.

Membership is super-cheap, you get cool shwag, and you will build up great karma points for doing the right thing.

Check it out: http://saveberthoud.org/
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks Fred! That's what we like to hear. [img]smile.gif[/img]

The organization is growing and together we should be able to impact some positive change on The Pass. We've already got policy people to listen to us, and have been successful in getting plowing and restroom issues addressed up there-- baby steps that matter. It's important that folks share their concerns with us, because want to represent our members, not ourselves.

In other news, we're rapidly enlisting merchants who have graciously offered our members discounts and other benefits. So far, we're working with Mountain Miser, Alpenglow Sports, Edgeworks & The Bicycle Doctor, Ovo Helmets, and a few others who are close to being finalized. Additionally, we are now an authorized vendor of the Colorado Search and Rescue Card, a very worthy $3 annual investment. These entities support us and our members and deserve due recognition for their role in helping to preserve the legacy of public recreation on Berthoud Pass. It's a special place and we care about it a great deal.

Thanks for your support and feel free to share your observations, concerns, stories and pics with us.

Hope to see ya at The Pass!

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