Outdoor Updates: Olympic Super-G Medalist, Andrew Weibrecht Returns to Sugar Mountain Resort

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Olympic Super-G Medalist, Andrew Weibrecht Returns to Sugar Mountain Resort for its Annual Preseason Ski Clinic

For a second year in a row, two-time Olympic medalist and former U.S. Ski Team member, Andrew Weibrecht, joins Sugar Mountain Resort’s preseason ski clinic coaching staff, December 13-15. The 24th annual, three-day clinic coincides with SugarFest and includes daily and day-long coaching with Andrew and other notable and encouraging staffers, lift tickets, video analysis and Friday night dinner. 

The SugarFest celebration features the kick-off to Sugar Mountain Resort’s 50th season and the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new, four-passenger, high-speed, detachable Easy Street chairlift which replaces the original, two-passenger, fixed-grip chairlift, built in 1969. 

To learn more about the preseason ski clinic or Sugar Mountain Resort’s opening day, please visit www.skisugar.com or call 800-SUGAR MT.

Urban Coyote Management Workshop taking place in Charlotte Nov. 12

A coyote conflict management workshop will be held in Charlotte on November 12 and is free and open to the public. The workshop takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, West Service Area Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd.

Attendees will learn about coyotes, human and coyote interactions around Charlotte, and effective methods for resolving and preventing conflicts. Biologists will discuss the following topics:

  • Coyote biology and behavior
  • Practical, non-lethal methods to prevent/reduce coyote conflicts
  • Resources for resolving pre-existing conflicts

If you can’t make it in person the presentation will be live-streamed on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control Division’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@animalscmpd).

The U.S House of Representatives passes the CORE Act to protect Colorado’s public lands

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act on October 31. If successful, the CORE Act will protect approximately 400,000 acres of Colorado’s public lands, including backcountry in the Spraddle Creek Wilderness addition outside of Vail and backcountry ski and mountain biking terrain near Tenmile Mountain outside of Frisco. The legislation now moves to the U.S. Senate. 

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