“My dad (Roy Vanderhoof) and brother (John) tried to convince them that a ski area with a base elevation of 5,800 feet would never be successful,” Don Vanderhoof, one of the original investors in Sunlight, recalled in an interview with the Post Independent last week.
“Just the sunrise from the top of the world — it’s pretty remarkable and incomparable,” Julia Grant of Mission British Columbia, Canada, said on a recent visit after watching the sun peek out from the horizon and saturate the sky in endless shades of yellow, orange and red.
The jump in visitation is a trend seen across the U.S.
Overall visitation to national parks is on track to surpass 325 million in 2016, breaking last year’s all-time high of 307 million, federal figures show
“Millennials are harder to attract, for sure. It’s not as cut and dried as it was even 10 years ago,” Kellett said. “They want the best deals and they’ll do whatever it takes to get the best deal. They don’t mind spending money to do what they want. It’s the experience. It’s so much more than just skiing.”
The New York park will focus on Tubman’s work later on in her life when she was an active proponent of women’s suffrage and other causes.
Educational mission accomplished. Or, to quote Scottish poet and noted whisky fan Robert Burns, “Gie me ae spark of Nature’s fire/That’s a’ the learning I desire.”
Here’s a quick guide to a city on the verge.
Special occasion lighting will continue: The waterfalls have been awash in pink for breast cancer awareness, for example, and glowed in the colors of the French flag after last year’s Paris attacks