Upcoming Meetings June 22-25 - CML Annual Conference - Breckenridge - CAST Session - Thursday, June 24 - 10:15-11:45am The Long Cold Walk - Into Sk



Upcoming Meetings

June 22-25 - CML Annual Conference - Breckenridge

- CAST Session - Thursday, June 24 - 10:15-11:45am
The Long Cold Walk - Into Skiing's History (film)
Speaker: Chris Anthony; extreme skier and star of 20 Warren Miller films
- CAST Reception and Annual Meeting - Thursday, June 24 - 3:30-5:30pm

August Meeting

August 26-27, 2010
Aspen, CO

October Meeting

October 28-29, 2010
Avon, CO


VRBO Committee Update

The VRBO Committee held its first meeting on March 19 in Breckenridge. Committee members are:

Tim Gagen (Chair) - Manager, Breckenridge
Joyce Burford - Executive Director, CAST
Beverly Breakstone - Assessor, Summit County
Chad Most - Revenue Specialist, Frisco
DiAnn Butler - Owner, Destinations West, Fraser
Shane Hale - Manager, Grand Lake
Leslie Fischer - Sales Tax Auditor, Breckenridge

As a result of the meeting, an RFP was put together to hire an outside contractor to work on behalf of CAST. ATTACHED HERE is a copy of the RFP. Please feel free to distribute to anyone you might feel is appropriate for the position.

Chad Most from the Town of Frisco also met with the Colorado State Department of Revenue and is drafting an official letter of request on behalf of CAST, CML and the Dept. of Revenue targeted at private vacation rental websites. The letter is requesting that:

1) the website owners help us to inform their customers of the upcoming enforcement action by CAST and to educate them on their compliance options. In addition, the DOR and CAST have each agreed to offer a generous, but limited, period of amnesty for those unit owners currently not in compliance if they do a self-audit and come forward to fulfill their requirements; and
2) the website owners provide our membership with a list of those addresses within our communities that are currently marketed on their website(s).

I will provide a copy of the letter once it is approved by all parties.


CAST Financials and 2010 Budget

In March 2010, the CAST executive board approved the attached financial statement and 2010 budget.

Please feel free to contact me or a board member if you have any questions.


Other News

* Mountain Town News - CLICK HERE for the latest edition.

* March Meeting Presentation by Jason Schrock, Economist, Colorado Legislative Council - CLICK HERE. Jason invites you to contact him anytime with questions. Phone: 303-866-4720, Email: jason.schrock@state.co.us

* Breckenridge Survey Results - CLICK HERE

* Park City Survey Results - CLICK HERE



Hope you all are either enjoying some great spring skiing or are getting ready to go somewhere warm!!

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or feedback.

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Joyce Burford
Executive Director

Colorado Association of Ski Towns
P.O. Box 2973
Winter Park, CO 80482