The Best Discount College and University Ski Season Pass in Colorado

How to Buy 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Pass Ski Season Passes

by G. Kunkel

(This article was originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 8/2/2010)

Currently enrolled college students, faculty, and staff in the state of Colorado can save money on a ski season pass when they purchase the Wells Fargo 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Pass ski pass deal. Every fall Wells Fargo Bank runs a ski pass deal that allows the purchase of two Rocky Mountain Super Pass for the price of one. The ski season pass allows unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain.

Run down

Open a new qualifying checking account with Wells Fargo and you are issued a voucher that can be used to buy two Rocky Mountain Super Pass for the price of one. The Wells Fargo voucher can then be redeemed at several locations.

The details

Students, faculty or staff must open and place a minimum of $100 into a new Wells Fargo checking account. The account must be opened between 7/1/2010 and 12/1/2010. The checking account opened must be one of six eligible checking account packages. This offer is only good at Colorado Wells Fargo bank locations.

Eligible checking accounts include Wells Fargo: College Combo, Opportunity Package, Custom Management Package, Complete Advantage Package, Premium Membership Package, or PMA Package. Talk to a banker for complete details.

Already have a Wells Fargo account? Talk to a Wells Fargo banker. In the past they have issued the Wells Fargo 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Pass vouchers to faculty and staff who have added products to their current checking account.

Who is eligible?

Only full-time college and university students, faculty, and staff at accredited Colorado institutions are eligible for the Wells Fargo 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Pass voucher. Both individuals redeeming the voucher must present valid Colorado college/university ID cards.

How to redeem the voucher

To purchase your 2 for 1 Rocky Mountain Super Passes, take the original voucher to Front Range Christy Sports locations, the Winter Park Resort Season Pass Office, or select Pass Wagon events between 9/3/10 and 12/5/10. The voucher can only be redeemed for an adult Rocky Mountain Super Pass. Only one voucher can redeemed per student/faculty/staff.

Not a Colorado college student?- Read on

All full-time college students can get the discounted Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus College Pass ski pass deal. It offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Winter Park Resort and Copper Mountain plus six unrestricted days at Steamboat Ski Resort for just $339. It can be purchased in person at the Winter Park Resort Trestle Bike Shop during the summer or at the Ft. Collins and Denver West Christy Sports locations. Must present a college ID and current schedule at time of purchase.

Save big money this ski season on your Rocky Mountain Super Pass. It’s the best discount college ski pass deal in Colorado for college and university students.

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Sources:
http://daysailer1.com/2009/10/21/rocky-mountain-super-pass-2-for-1-adult-pass-offer/

http://www.collegeskideal.com/

http://www.skicolorado.com/College-Pass.aspx

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Bacteria Hazards of Swimming in Freshwater Lakes and Ponds

Know the Risks Before You Take the Plunge

by G. Kunkel

(This article was originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 8/4/2009)

What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day? A dip in the local lake or pond is just the ticket for relief from the heat and humidity. Even if the water looks clear, clean and inviting, what you view as a reprieve from intolerable heat may also be viewed as nirvana to the local bacteria and germ population. With the worldwide popularity of water recreation, Recreational Water Illness (RWI) education and prevention is now a focus of the Centers for Disease Control in the United States and the World Health Organization internationally.

A variety of microorganisms are naturally present in soil and water in the environment. Bacteria are part of this environmental stew. They are also part of the digestive systems of many living organisms, including humans. They keep nature in balance with their ability to decay material and provide food for others. Without bacteria, life would cease on the planet. But some of these bacteria are truly nasty to humans.

Bacteria are one-celled microorganisms that thrive in a variety of environments. They come in many different sizes, shapes, preferred temperatures, and oxygen requirements. The true number of species of bacteria is unknown but is estimated to be between 10 million to one billion species in the wild.While bacteria can be beneficial, they can also pose a serious and potentially fatal hazard to those who swim in ponds and lakes. Many of the world’s best-known disease outbreaks have been transmitted by water-borne bacterium. That refreshing lake or pond is essentially untreated drinking water and swarming with unseen microorganisms. If you accidentally ingest, inhale, or come in contact with some of these microorganisms, you may have a memento of that dip in the lake for weeks to come.

How did bacteria get into the lake or pond?
There are a number of ways that bacteria can get into the water. Domesticated animals and wildlife feces contain millions of bacteria. Periods of significant rainfall will wash bacteria from the feces and those in the soil into ponds and lakes. Additional sources of contamination can come from sewage spills, animal waste, and from infected swimmers. A small amount of feces can quickly contaminate a recreational body of water.

How can they infect people?
Bacteria have several routes of infection. They can be swallowed, you can breathe them in, or they can come in contact with an open wound. One drop of untreated water can contain millions of bacteria. It is possible to develop skin infections, ear infections, eye infections, diarrhea, and respiratory infections from contaminated lake water.

Who is at risk?
Everyone can be at risk however pregnant women, children, and those with a compromised immune system may experience more severe sickness when infected. Tourists may be vulnerable to unknown local endemic diseases and can develop severe illness. (1,2) Many of these bacteria do not have to be consumed in large quantities to produce illness.

What bacteria can I be exposed to in contaminated lake water?
There are a number of pathogenic bacteria that can be found in lakes and ponds in the USA and around the world. The following species are ones that can be found in USA bodies of recreational water and internationally. (1,2)

Vibrio cholerae – This bacteria is responsible for cholera outbreaks worldwide. While no longer common in the United States, it is still a concern when visiting countries with epidemic cholera. (3)

E. coli O157:H7 – Found worldwide, this bacterium produces a bloody diarrhea. It is also a serious concern in food contamination. It may only take 5 to 50 organisms to become infected. Children and the elderly are at high risk of severe illness. Many documented cases of RWI caused by E. coli 0157:H7 have been documented in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has also been found in swimming pools in both countries. (1,2)

Shigella – There are four species found worldwide. It produces a bloody diarrhea. It is transmitted by contaminated food and sewage contaminated water. One species, S. dysenteriae is responsible for over 1.1 million deaths annually with most cases occurring in children of developing countries. It only takes between 10 to 100 organisms for infection. Shigellosis caused by water recreation is low but major outbreaks have been documented in the United States. Most infections by S. sonnei and S. flexneri occurred while wading, swimming underwater, and swallowing water. (1,2)

Campylobacter jejuni – Found worldwide, it produces an infective diarrhea in its victims. It is the most commonly found infective diarrhea in industrialized countries. It is usually transmitted by water contaminated by animal feces. (2)

Leptospirosis – It has worldwide distribution. Its mild forms range from barely detectable to severe muscle pain. Its severe forms are often fatal if left untreated. It is commonly transmitted by water contaminated by animal urine or soil that comes in contact with open wounds. Infection can occur while swimming, wading, or rafting. It only takes one to ten leptospires to cause a fatal infection. Upon entering the host, leptospires can spread quickly into the bloodstream. If left untreated leptospires can eventually enter the kidneys, brain, and the eye. While found more commonly in tropical countries, documented RWI cases have been recorded in Illinois, Ireland, Wales, and England.(2)

Salmonella & Typhoid fever – It has worldwide distribution with a variety of species. It is spread by feces contaminated water and food. Over the past thirty years there has been a rise in salmonellosis in Europe. There is also an increasing incidence of multi-drug resistant Salmonella. Salmonellosis has been documented in the United States and the United Kingdom with the highest incidence in summer. Most infections are mild except those by Salmonella species S. typhi and S. paratyphi. Infections by these species cause Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever. Around 100 cases of typhoid fever are documented annually in the United States. Most cases of non-typhoid salmonellosis are from food but a few are linked to recreational water usage. Depending upon species it can take between 10 and 10,000 organisms to become infected. (2)

Helicobacter pylori – It is found worldwide but the infection mode is unclear. It is linked with RWI but more studies need to be performed. It is also responsible for some gastric ulcer formation. (2)

Legionella – Found worldwide, it produces legionellosis. It is usually transmitted by naturally occurring Legionella or water contaminated by human sewage. Humans can be infected by as little as one organism. While more commonly contracted from hot tubs, documented cases exist of infection from swimming in open water. (2)

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) – It has worldwide distribution with 16 species that associate with water. Transmission can be by inhalation, ingesting the organism, or through an open wound. It may also be a causative factor for Crohn’s disease. It can take several thousand to several million organisms to become infected. Higher numbers of M. avium are found in bodies of water with little oxygen and high amounts of organic matter. Most documented infections are from hot tubs and swimming pools rather than lakes. (2)

What precautions should be taken so I don’t get infected?
Steer clear of your favorite swimming hole after periods of rain. That’s when large amounts of contaminants are flushed into bodies of water. It’s best to swim in well-maintained private or municipal pools – never in cattle ponds or water troughs. That local lake may look good, but be teeming with harmful bacteria. Consult the local Health Department for any closures, warnings, or reports. If someone in your party is ill with diarrhea, ask them to avoid swimming until they are well.

Are there any other additional germs that I should worry about in lakes and ponds?
There are a number of other microorganisms that commonly contaminate lakes and ponds. Two viruses that inhabit water sources and are a concern to swimmers are norovirus, and rotavirus. Both can cause diarrhea. Parasites that can infect swimmers in the USA are giardia, Cryptosporidium, schistosomiasis (Puerto Rico), and E. histolytica amoeba (Amebiasis) (1, 4)

Swimming is a fun recreational exercise that provides relief on a sunny hot day. With the proper precaution and care it’s an excellent way to enjoy the afternoon. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Sources:
1. Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/

2. Pond, Kathy. “Water recreation and disease. Plausibility of associated infections: Acute effects, sequelae and mortality” World Health Organization, 2005. p.59-146 http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/bathing/recreadis/en/index.html

3. Crun, et al, “Waterborne outbreaks reported in the United States”. Journal of Water and Health, 2006 p19-30

4. – http://www.ahealthyme.com/topic/dysentery

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The Entertainment Coupon Savings Book Ski Lift Ticket Coupons for Colorado Ski Resorts 2010-11

The Denver Area Edition Saves You Money on Lift Tickets at Colorado Ski Resorts

 by G. Kunkel
(This article was originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 10/26/2010)
It’s convenient and easy to instantly save money on lift tickets at many Colorado ski resorts with the 2011 Edition of the Entertainment Coupon Savings book. This money-saving coupon book offers lift ticket coupons to Steamboat Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, Loveland Ski Area, Winter Park Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Monarch Mountain, SolVista Basin, and Sunlight Mountain Resort.
Steamboat Ski Resort
Enjoy a number of Adult and child discount lift tickets on your ski vacation at thisYampa Valley ski resort.4 lift ticket coupons – Buy an adult 2 day or 3 day lift ticket and get a free 2 day or 3 day youth lift ticket free. Valid 11/25/10 -12/17/10. Proof of age may be required for 11 and 12 year old children.

4 lift ticket coupons – Get $15 off per day on the purchase of consecutive 2 day or 3 of 4 day adult lift ticket. Save up to $45. Valid 11/25/10 – 12/17/10. Not valid with the Kids Ski Free program.

8 lift ticket coupons – Get $10 off per day on the purchase of consecutive 2 day or 3 of 4 day adult lift ticket. Save up to $30. Valid 1/03/11 – 2/17/11. Not valid with the Kids Ski Free program.

Copper Mountain Resort
This Summit County ski resort offers seven ways to save money on lift tickets.

7 lift ticket coupons – Purchase an adult lift ticket for $59. Valid 2010-11 ski season. Blackout days – 12/27/10 to 1/02/11.

Winter Park Resort
Find out way this Fraser Valley ski resort is a local’s favorite for skiing and snowboarding.

3 lift ticket coupons – Buy one adult lift ticket and get one adult lift ticket free. Valid Opening Day – 12/3/10 and 4/18/11-4/24/11. Two coupons are in the book and one can be printed from the Entertainment website once the book is registered.

Arapahoe Basin
This Summit County ski resort competes to be the first to open every ski season.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase a child lift ticket for $23. Valid any day of the ski season. Child (ages 6-14).

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase 2 adult midweek lift tickets for $98. Valid Mon – Friday. Blackout days – 12/20/10 – 1/03/11, 1/17/11, 2/21/11.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase an adult midweek lift ticket for $51. Valid Mon – Friday. Blackout days – 12/20/10 – 1/03/11, 1/17/11, 2/21/11.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase an adult early/late season lift ticket for $46. Valid 11/1/10-11/23/10, 11/29/10-12/17/10, 5/2/11-Closing Day.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase a youth lift ticket for $44. For ages 15-19. Valid any day of the 2010-11 ski season.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase an adult lift ticket for $55. Valid any day of the 2010-11 ski season.

Loveland Ski Area
Ski and snowboard high on the Continental Divide with these discount lift ticket coupons.

3 lift ticket coupons – Get a free child lift ticket with the purchase of a full price adult lift ticket. Valid Opening Day to Closing Day for the 2010-11 ski season. Not valid 12/18/10 to 01/02/11. Children must be between the ages of 6-14. The free ticket must be used the same day as the purchased ticket.

3 lift ticket coupons – Purchase an adult lift ticket for $50. Valid 12/18/10 – 4/10/11 only. It cannot be combined with any other discount offer.

2 lift ticket coupons – Purchase an adult Early/Late season adult lift ticket for $35. Valid Opening Day – 12/17/10 and 4/11/11 – Closing Day.

Eldora Mountain Resort
Boulder County’s favorite for local skiing and snowboarding. Lots of discount lift ticket coupons for adults.

4 lift ticket coupons – Get $10 off an adult lift ticket. Valid for the 2010-11 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/02/11.

Monarch Mountain Resort
The closest ski resort to Colorado Springs for skiing and snowboarding. Lots of lift ticket discounts.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase a teen lift ticket for $22. For ages 13-15. Valid 2010-11 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/2/11, 1/15/11-1/16/11, 2/19/11-2/20/11, 3/12/11-3/19/11.

4 lift ticket coupons – Buy an adult lift ticket for $41. Valid 2010 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/2/11, 1/15/11-1/16/11, 2/19/11-2/20/11, 3/12/11-3/19/11.

1 lift ticket coupon – Purchase a junior lift ticket for $8. For ages 7-12 . Valid 2010 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/2/11, 1/15/11-1/16/11, 2/19/11-2/20/11, 3/12/11-3/19/11.

SolVista Basin
Just down the road from Winter Park Resort in Grand County.

3 lift ticket coupons – Get an adult lift ticket for $35. Valid Monday – Friday 12/15/10 – 3/27/11. Blackout days – Dec. 24 – Jan 2, Jan 14-17, Feb 11-14, Mar 11-20.

3 lift ticket coupons – Get a free junior lift ticket with the purchase of one adult lift ticket. Valid Monday – Friday. Blackout days – Dec. 24 – Jan 2, Jan 14-17, Feb 11-14, Mar 1-20.

Sunlight Mountain Resort
Ski and then soak in the hot springs of Glenwood Springs with these discount lift ticket coupons

1 lift ticket coupon – Get a free child lift ticket with the purchase of 2 full price adult lift tickets. Valid 2010-11 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/1/11, 2/19/11-2/21/11.

2 lift ticket coupons – Get a free adult lift ticket with the purchase of a Baylor Park Snowmobile Tour. Valid 2010-11 ski season. Blackout days – 12/26/10-1/1/11, 2/19/11-2/21/11.

The Entertainment Coupon Savings book can be purchased for $35 at Denver Area – Walgreens, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Rite-Aid, and Borders. Register the card in the book and get additional discount ski lift tickets to a few ski resorts. Start saving money on your ski vacation today.

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Source:
The Denver Area Edition of the 2011 Entertainment Coupon Savings
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