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On behalf of all the property owners at the Chamonix, Enclave and Woodrun Place, I would like to extend our appreciation to the board of directors, executive committee and the management team of the Snowmass Village Resort Association in their ongoing efforts to transform the association into a group that will be most responsive and productive for all Snowmass Village stakeholders and visitors.

The board, headed by its visionary chairman, Hiram Champlin, has listened to the concerns of all property and business owners in the deed-restricted West Village area, and they have addressed the inefficiencies, inequity and issues of fairness that have plagued the association for many years.

Their most recent decision to sell the Conference Center and to concentrate SVRA’s future activities on group sales will benefit the entire community. Upon completion of the Conference Center sale, the controversial and inequitable common assessment levied on all property and business owners in the West Village area, which is used to fund the debt service and operations for the Conference Center, will be totally eliminated.

Due to the extreme economic burdens placed on the association as a result of its ownership of the Conference Center, SVRA’s primary mandate up to this point has been to concentrate on large groups that could be booked into the Conference Center and into the large residential properties adjoining the Conference Center.

Without this burden as their primary mandate, they will concentrate their efforts on developing business from groups of all sizes that can be booked into properties throughout the village.

We also extend our appreciation and gratitude to the current leadership of the Burwell family, headed by Rod Burwell, owners of the Silvertree and Wildwood hotels and their management team for their commitment to our community and to the maintenance and further expansion of our economic viability.

Based upon their public statements and our personal discussions with them, we are convinced that they are the most ideal owners and stewards of the Conference Center. We are convinced that they will live up to their promise to be conscientious of the health of our entire resort/community.

Inasmuch as both the SVRA and the Burwell family appear intent on consummating a sale as quickly as possible, we offer them our total support and best wishes for a successful closing.

Mel D. Blumenthal

Snowmass Village


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