SNOWDOWN SNOWNEWS FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SNOWDOWN 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dear Beloved Snowdown Fans
It is with a heavy heart that
the Snowdown Board of Directors has reluctantly and unanimously voted to pass a
motion to cancel the 43rd Annual Winter Celebration. Countless hours of discussions took place,
while reaching out to other leaders in our community, seeking input and guidance.
We contemplated alternatives, explored possibilities and hoped for some sort of
easy answer or solution. But, the most responsible decision that we could reach
was to not hold Snowdown 2021.
For 42 consecutive years,
Snowdown Durango has boldly fulfilled its mission to promote fun, commerce and
tourism (in that order) for the Durango community, bringing joy, absurdity,
smiles, laughs and a much-needed economic boost to the area.
As you know, Snowdown thrives on large gatherings, packed
bars and restaurants and streets lined with revelers. We cannot in good
conscience promote ANY of those things without endangering the community we
As you may not know, the
planning for Snowdown continues year round. We considered not only the week of
Snowdown; but, countless planning meetings, rehearsals and other activities in
the months prior to Snowdown. Those too would require additional meetings in
the name of Snowdown.
The Board of Directors
also felt a responsibility to make this decision sooner, rather than later,
given the significant impact on local businesses, on out of town visitors and
event planners, we felt a responsibility to give these groups and individuals
time to prepare accordingly.
You and your
participation in Snowdown are what define our annual winter celebration. We
will miss you on the streets and establishments of Durango, celebrating in the
costumed creative spirit unique to Snowdown. We are looking forward to Snowdown
2022. It will be epic!!!
In the meantime, we would like to encourage everyone to contribute to our
local businesses in any way that you can: buy gift cards, order takeout; or,
support your favorite event host by purchasing from that host business or
non-profit. Our community needs us and we need them.