Kim DiLallo: It’s snow sculpture snow taking up parking spots in Breckenridge |

Kim DiLallo: It’s snow sculpture snow taking up parking spots in Breckenridge

Kim DiLallo
Town of Breckenridge communications director

I am writing to clarify the issues raised by the letter to the editor regarding the SDN (Jan. 15) article by Caddie Nath on parking in Breckenridge. “The mounds of snow blocking off a major portion” of the Tiger Dredge lot are temporary storage of snow for the extremely successful International Snow Sculpture Championships. Less than 6 percent of this lot is utilized for five days prior to a full lot closure (for three weeks) to accommodate this event, which annually draws 34,000 guests and is reported by many business owners to be their best weekend of the year. In other words, it’s a pretty important event with significant financial impacts to our community.

Also, a full day in the Tiger Dredge lot costs $12, not $50. While I may sometimes wish that the SDN was “in the town’s pocket” (it would make my job a lot easier!), the Town of Breckenridge values fair, investigative reporting. I believe Ms. Nath practiced her due diligence in researching and reporting this issue.

I urge everyone to learn more about this, and other important, issues by attending town council meetings and talking to your elected council members or a town staff member.

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