Do these people ever think before they speak?
Do these people ever think before they speak?
But wait, I thought six days ago it was all fixed and people would be flocking to sign up and be healed from all their ailments?
Obamacare is so loathed in Colorado, even liberal pollster Public Policy Polling (PPP) can’t shine that turd. In a poll released today, continued and widespread dissatisfaction was found with President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.
When asked about the implementation of Obamacare, 70% of voters thought it was somewhat or very unsuccessful. As for the 4% who said it was ‘very successful’ – we’d sure love to get our hands on whatever they’re smoking.
Where PPP’s numbers differ is on Obamacare approval itself. According to PPP’s survey, Obamacare has a 49% disapproval rating to 41% approval. Like everyone else polling the state they find the law is highly unpopular, but perhaps unsurprisingly they show it loathed less than every other recent poll.
Maybe that’s why they decided to actually release their poll this time — after all PPP has a history of hiding polling results in Colorado it doesn’t like.
In September, prior to the disastrous roll out of the law, USA Today found that Coloradans disapproved of Obamacare 52%-33%.
In late November, Quinnipiac found that Coloradans disapproved 56%-40%, with independents disapproving 59%-35%.
No matter how much you spin it, the bill that has come to define Barack Obama’s legacy and the future political careers of Democrats in 2014 has become a serious political liability.
BROOMFIELD, Colo.– Dec. 5, 2013– A powerful and well-timed winter storm swept across the western U.S. Tuesday and Wednesday, touching each one of Vail Resorts’ mountains and leaving up to 14 inches of new snow in its wake. With the Colorado resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone) ready to add a combined 1,500 acres of new terrain by the weekend, holiday skiers and snowboarders are licking their chops and waxing their powder skis and boards.
“We’re within three weeks of the holidays, so this storm couldn’t have come at a better time whether you’re planning on visiting our resorts in Colorado, Utah or Lake Tahoe,” said Vail Resorts’ chief marketing officer, Kirsten Lynch. “The only problem is if you want to ski over the winter break, you had better act now!”
In Colorado, Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, anticipates opening more than 500 acres of new terrain soon, including Golden Peak and the Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6), Game Creek Bowl and the Game Creek Express Lift (#7), and the Sourdough Express Lift (#14). This would bring the resort’s skiable acreage to nearly 1,400.
Beaver Creek, where they received over a foot of new snow at the top of the mountain, opened 244 additional acres Wednesday bringing the total acreage to 760 acres. Three more lifts are set to open this weekend including Riverfront Gondola Lift (#7), Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#15) and the Upper Beaver Creek Mountain Express Lift (#18).
At Breckenridge, where they will debut Peak 6 this winter representing the largest ski area expansion in recent memory, they’ve opened another 120 acres thanks to over a foot of new snow, with an additional 300 acres expected to open over the weekend.
Kids ski free at Keystone, and those freeloading rug rats will have 600 new acres to explore by the weekend as the resort expands its terrain from 341 acres to well over 1,000.
Canyons Resort, in Park City, UT, already blessed with the light and dry, was further blessed with the biggest snowfall total, weighing in with a healthy 14 inches. Look for more terrain to open there soon.
With up to nine inches of new snow, and more expected this week, and optimal cold temperatures for the West Coast’s two largest snowmaking systems, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood are poised to expand terrain this weekend, providing the most open terrain and the best snow surface conditions at Lake Tahoe.
For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood (up to 25 percent), guests need only purchase seven days in advance for the Colorado resorts, three days in advance for the Lake Tahoe resorts, and one day for Canyons, Utah. Skiers and riders can call 1-888-216-8538 or visit www.snow.com.
Since snow is free, Vail Resorts’ hospitality properties across its mountain resorts are following suit with the ever-popular Ski Free, Stay Free. Guests save up to 30 percent when they book their lift and lodging packages now – by purchasing lift tickets and lodging for three nights they get the fourth day and night free. It can be booked here.
Breck News on Behalf of Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sports USA to Host Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors at The
Hartford Ski Spectacular, One of the Nation’s Largest Winter Sport Event for
People with Disabilities
Seven-day event held December 2-8 in Breckenridge, Colo. will included Boston Marathon bombing survivors and wounded warriors, many who are also blast victims, coming to encourage and inspire one another on the slopes.
Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) will host the 26th Annual The Hartford Ski Spectacular Dec. 2-8 at Beaver Run Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Colo. The seven-day event, sponsored by The Hartford for the past 20 years, is one of the nation’s largest winter sports festivals for
individuals with physical disabilities.
More than 800 participants, ranging in ability from first-time skiers to members of the U.S. Paralympic
Snowboard National Team, will come together. Also attending will be more than 160 wounded warriors and 15 Boston Marathon bombing survivors, including family members.
The Hartford Ski Spectacular strengthens and expands adaptive snow sports programs in communities
throughout the U.S.; trains youth, wounded warriors, and others with disabilities including those who strive to be winter Paralympians; and helps local DSUSA chapters improve their services. A week of ski and snowboard race training, sponsored by U.S. Paralympics, prepares athletes for national and international competitions, including the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
“The Hartford is honored to make it possible for Boston Marathon bombing survivors to participate in this
incredibly impactful program,” says Mike Concannon, executive vice president of The Hartford Group
Benefits. “We celebrate their strength, resilience and determination in the face of adversity. And we hope they will learn new skills, build confidence and continue with their recovery at The Hartford Ski Spectacular.”
“Learn to” programs in alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, sled hockey and curling will be
offered. Also, the ski instructor academy endorsed by Professional Ski Instructors of America – American
Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) will offer training for instructors in the latest and safest adaptive ski techniques for skiers with disabilities.
“We are grateful for The Hartford’s support in serving those severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. With over 10 years of experience working with blast victims through our Warfighter Sports program, DSUSA knows what is needed to provide the sports programs that will propel these survivors to success on the slopes and in their lives,” says Kirk Bauer, executive director of Disabled Sports USA and a disabled Vietnam veteran.
The Hartford Ski Spectacular’s Presenting Sponsor is the U.S. Paralympics: Grant funding for this program is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. The event is also sponsored by Wash Depot Holdings; Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation; Team Semper Fi; Tee it up for the Troops; Oshkosh Defense; Fluor; Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center and Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Partnering organizations include: Disabled American Veterans, Maggie George Foundation, Professional Ski Instructors of America- American Association of Snowboard Instructors National Adaptive Academy
(PSIAAASI), Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers, Vail Adaptive Sports, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and
Breck Sports. DSUSA chapters supporting the event include: Host chapter Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and chapters Adaptive Action Sports, Adaptive Adventures, National Ability Center, New England Disabled Sports, National Sports Center for the Disabled, Outdoors for All, STRIDE, Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports and Wintergreen Adaptive Sports.
Follow the action at The Hartford Ski Spectacular on Twitter and Facebook. Look for @DisabledSportUS and #skispec on Twitter and Disabled Sports USA on Facebook, as well as @TheHartford on Twitter and
About Disabled Sports USA
Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a national charitable organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in sports. What began as a program to serve Vietnam veterans has since grown into one of the nation’s largest multisport, multi-disability organizations, annually serving more than 60,000 wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Disabled Sports USA offers programs in more than 30 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters. For more information, visit http://www.disabledsportsusa.org.
About The Hartford
With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford (NYSE:HIG) is a leader in property and casualty
insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. The company is widely recognized for its service excellence,
sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at www.thehartford.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheHartford. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheHartford.
President George Washington
City of New York, October 3, 1789
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Amazing that neither side has any ethics or sense of personal responsibility. It is apparent that none of our elected officials believe anything they say in public. What they do say is only for political expedience and personal gain and nothing more.
For Immediate Release
Additional Terrain Set to Open Before Thanksgiving at Breckenridge Ski Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort announced today the resort’s plans to open Peak 9 terrain this coming Saturday, November 23, 2013. Peak 9 will be open with full base area services, including ski & ride school and on-mountain dining at Ten Mile Station and The Maggie.
Peak 9 trail openings will be Silverthorne, and King’s Way via the Quicksilver SuperChair as well as Crosscut, and lower Sawmill via the Snowflake lift. The Peak 8 SuperConnect for will be open to allow back and forth skiable access between Peak 8 and Peak 9.
Breckenridge Ski Resort will have approximately 380 total acres of skiing and riding for this holiday week. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit Breckenridge.com or follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
Peak 9 Lodging – The Double Tree by Hilton Breckenridge
The Double Tree by Hilton Breckenridge is the perfect lodging location to experience Peak 9. The hotel is situated directly across the street from Peak 9 of Breckenridge Ski Resort, has undergone a two year, complete renovation of all 208 guest rooms, meeting rooms, event space and public areas. The full-service hotel offers spectacular mountain views within a short walk of the Quicksilver SuperChair and Beaver Run SuperChair, as well as historic Main Street Breckenridge. Additional hotel amenities and services include complimentary high speed WiFi in the lobby and the 24-hour business center; a swimming pool; whirlpools; a fully equipped, complimentary, 24-hour fitness facility and sauna; a gift shop with market; and complimentary, in-town shuttle service for hotel guests. The 9600 Kitchen offers modern American cuisine in a comfortable and casual setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The hotel is also home to Breckenridge Sports, a ski and snowboard retail shop offering apparel, rentals and equipment storage. Also brand new, unique hotel services include ski valet to all hotel guests which provide complimentary delivery and retrieval of skis and boards to the slope and Ski School pickup where Breckenridge ski school will pick up children enrolled in ski school and escort them to their ski school location, which will allow the parent to not take a trip to ski school to drop off children. For more information or to book a stay visit www.breckenridge.com/DoubleTree.
Breckenridge Thanksgiving Dinners
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Sevens Restaurant - the only on-mountain dining option in Breck for the holiday! Sevens is located at the base of Peak 7, with a stunning patio and gorgeous views of the resort and the town. The special Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu includes all the fixings of a home cooked meal without the hassle. Reservations are recommended; please call 970-496-8910.
Breckenridge guests also have the option of a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving style menu at the 9600 Kitchen inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge from 3 – 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made at 970-547-5520.
Breck’s Cyber Monday Deal!
Take Advantage of “First Tracks Fridays” and Up to 40 Percent Offat Breckenridge
Guests who book three or more nights throughout the ski season can save up to 40 percent off at Mountain Thunder Lodge, located within walking distance from historic downtown Breckenridge and the BreckConnect Gondola. New this winter, guests staying at official lodging properties of Breckenridge Ski Resort, including Mountain Thunder Lodge can take part in “First Tracks Fridays” and receive access to the mountain one hour before it opens to the general public on Friday mornings. Check out the deals below or log on to http://www.snow.com/cybermonday for more information. These deals cannot be booked until 12:01 a.m. MDT on Nov. 27, 2013.
Shop Main Street Breck
Breck’s got you covered on Black Friday up and down Historic Main Street. Breckenridge boasts one of the best shopping districts in Colorado with a swiftly-growing “Made-in-Breck” scene that ranges from superfat skis and handmade bicycle frames to award-winning bourbon and fine foods.
More info, photos and broadcast-quality video footage of Breckenridge Ski Resort are also available at http://news.breckenridge.vailresorts.com. Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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