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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Sunlight Mountain, along with Lafarge, Community Banks of Colorado, Design Workshop, the Post Independent and KSPN, celebrates its 20th annual Skier Appreciation Day on Friday, Jan. 5. To make this year an even bigger party, the event is bringing back the 80s with one-piece ski suits, fluorescent colors, big hair and the tunes we all love. On Jan. 5, Sunlight features discounted lift tickets, drink specials, live music with Gwen Hill, DJ Rockin Rob, a live remote by KSPN, a costume party and more. A prize will be given to the best representation of the 80s in both attire and attitude, as well as other prizes.Discounted advance tickets are available at the Sunlight Mountain Resort Guest Services office, Sunlights downtown Ski & Bike Shop and the Glenwood Springs Community Banks location from Friday, Dec. 29, through Thursday, Jan. 4. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at the Sunlight Ticketing Office. All ticket sales proceeds go to the Garfield County United Way. All Re-1 and Re-2 students who attend school on Friday, Jan. 5, receive a lift ticket voucher redeemable for a discounted lift ticket on Sunday, Jan. 14. Teachers with a voucher and documentation of employment at Re-1 or Re-2 school districts will ski for free on Jan 14. Students and teachers will receive vouchers via their respective school districts.For more information on Skier Appreciation Day or Student/Teacher Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort, contact Sunlight at 945-7491 or suninfo@sunlightmtn.com.

A midwinter bouldering competition, sanctioned by the American Bouldering Series and USA Climbing, will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center climbing wall. The competition will include a series of 30 different bouldering problems challenging novice to expert climbers, and lots of prizes.Divisions include male and female ultra junior (7-11), junior (12-19), and open (20 and older).The climbing wall will be closed for competition setup Jan. 3-5.For more information, call the GWS Community Center at 384-6301.

Join staff from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Roaring Fork Conservancy, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 4 to explore 74 acres of open space by moonlight on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a pair provided by the Roaring Fork Club. Emma Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2007 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Roaring Fork Club, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register by calling Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290, ext. 11. For more information on this and other events, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events.


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