Monarch Mountain Offers “Free Ski Day”

Monarch Mountain is offering free skiing and snowboarding next Monday, December 9. 

In exchange for non-perishable food items or cash, visitors to the ski area will receive a complimentary lift ticket valued at $94 for free skiing that day. 

The food collected will be shared between Salida’s Grainery and First Presbyterian Church food banks.  Cash contributions will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County.

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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