Regional ski towns join ‘BYO Bag’ Challenge |

Regional ski towns join ‘BYO Bag’ Challenge

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Summit County, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY ” The Colorado Association of Ski Town’s “Bring Your Own Bag” challenge ” originally conceived as a contest between Colorado ski towns ” recently confirmed participation with Park City, Utah, Jackson Hole and Ketchum, Idaho.

Summit County is set to compete as one community with other Colorado ski towns: Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Telluride, Eagle County (as one entity). Up to 24 ski towns may participate.

The challenge will run from March 1 through Sept. 1.

The association pushed back the start date because of the bigger-than-anticipated response, said Carly Wier, executive director for High Country Conservation Center.

The message of the ski-town contest is a personal challenge to each family, person and visitor to give up single-use plastic bags in favor of reusable multi-use bags, organizers say.

Local Kay Burlington is using volunteers to make cloth gift bags, wine bags and shopping bags to replace paper and plastic ones. Proceeds will benefit the Family and Intercultural Resource Center.

Retailers interested in carrying the bags are asked to call FIRC at (970) 262-3888.

Telluride Daily Planet contributed to this article.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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