Ski gondola. Photo Credit: Lana2011 (iStock).

Ski gondola. Photo Credit: Lana2011 (iStock).

Coloradans are being asked to put their name on a new online pledge to 'save ski season' amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Community members of Steamboat Springs recently launched the "SOS – Save Our Season – Stop Our Spread" campaign to raise awareness of preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

"We love our close knit community, but with COVID transmissions up, we need to cut down on social contacts so that our businesses can remain open and ski season can continue as planned," an organization called Mainstreet Steamboat tweeted.

Residents taking the pledge are being asked to stop "the COVID-19 spread" by following public health guidelines and limiting their interactions to immediate household members. 

Support for the campaign has since gained traction, with the movement spreading across ski country. Thus far, 262 people have taken the pledge as of Monday afternoon.

"Come on, Steamboat!" Mountain Tap Brewery stated in a recent Facebook post. "We all need to do our part to get through this."

Grand County also chimed in, stating "the number of COVID-19 cases for Grand County and all of Colorado has been rising rapidly. In order to save our ski season and keep our economy alive and thriving, we need to mitigate the spread of COVID within our community, and we need to take drastic measures NOW. We need to Stop the Spread and Save our Season."

A GoFundMe page has also been set up by the group to raise funds in helping to promote the campaign. As of Monday, the group has raised $5,310 with a goal of $7,500.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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