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       NVF wants to acknowledge our appreciation to Daniel Rollingbears Quintana (Lakota), and Southern Ute Council and leaders: Eugene and Alden Naranjo, as well as Oren and Eddie Box Sr (Red Ute) and Jr, and Ross Anderson (Cheyenne Bronze Medallist in the World Speed Skiing Championships in 2005) and their families.

       Their vision and open hearts, together with the community of Telluride and Ron Allred's Telski, in wanting   "to create a celebration of unity for the benefit of all our children,"   was key in leading this historic healing bridge between our cultures through sharing the skiing and snowboarding and the Utes' earth-honoring culture, starting in 1997. This wonderful feeling and formula of hope then snowballed across Colorado and America! Also bless Red Ute for first graciously saving Vail with your snow ceremonies for the 1961 Opening.

      -- Suzy Chaffee, NVF co-founder with Alden Naranjo


Chief Severo and Utes
Chief Severo and Utes by Charles Nast

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[2]     Aspen Mountain
[3]     Beaver Creek
[6]     Berthoud Pass
[1]     Breckenridge
[2]     Buttermilk
[1]     Copper Mountain
[4]     Crested Butte
[5]     Durango Mountain Resort
[6]     Eldora Mountain
[1]     Hesperus Ski Area
[7]     Howelson Ski Area
[1]     Keystone
[8]     Loveland Ski Area
[9]     Monarch
[10]   Powderhorn
[5]     Purgatory
[11]   Ski Cooper
[2]     Snowmass
[8]     SolVista
[5]     Silver Creek
[7]     Steamboat Springs
[1]     Summit County
[12]   Sunlight Mountain Resort
[5]     Telluride
[3]     Vail
[8]     Winter Park Resort
[13]   Wolf Creek

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[2]   Ute Mountain Reservation

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