A Colorado license to ski
Aspen, CO Colorado
DENVER ” Want to show the world how you feel about skiing? You might be able to next year with a Colorado “ski” license plate.
Colorado Ski Country USA, a state trade association, is leading an initiative to get Colorado to offer a ski-themed license plate for vehicles registered in the state.
Ski Country must present the Colorado Department of Revenue with an application that includes a list of at least 3,000 individuals interested in the vanity plate. The signatures on the list must be people with a valid Colorado address.
The proposed design of the plate features a skier heading down snowcapped mountains with a snowboard rider in the background. It might ultimately be changed.
People interested in supporting the ski license plate can add their name to the list by visiting http://www.coloradoskiplate.com and including their full name, complete address, county and number of sets of license plates they would potentially be interested in purchasing. There is no obligation.
When the plate is available, there will be a one-time extra charge in addition to the normal vehicle registration fee. Currently the extra charge for special plates is $50. The ski plate could be available as early as 2009.
The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 1 inch of new snow within the past 24 hours at Snowmass and Aspen Highlands in its Thursday morning report. Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk received no new snow.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for the Aspen zone on Thursday, Jan. 24:
The avalanche danger is considerable on north, northeast, east, and southeast aspects near and above treeline. The avalanche danger on all other aspects near and above treeline and all slopes below treeline is moderate.
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