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Dig This™ Introduces First Tracks Program

Heavy equipment play arena adds two-hour session to existing curriculum.

Steamboat Springs, CO, March 05, 2009 --( Dig This, the nation’s first-and-only recreational heavy equipment dirt-moving compound, has added First Tracks, a new two-hour session, to it’s existing line of programs. Designed for clients with limited schedules, First Tracks provides enough time to command the controls of either a Caterpillar 315 CL hydraulic excavator or D5G track type dozer with confidence.

“First Tracks is a condensed version of our already popular full and half-day sessions,” said Ed Mumm, Dig This owner and founder. “With First Tracks, clients get a feel for the equipment, experience the rush and excitement, and still have plenty of time to enjoy the all that Steamboat has to offer. It’s even a great escape from the regular work day.”

First Tracks is offered 9:00 am and 1:00 pm daily, based on availability, and accommodates up to five participants. Instructors work with two clients or less. First Tracks includes shuttle service (within the surrounding Steamboat Springs area) to and from Dig This, equipment orientation, safety instruction and approximately one hour of either excavator or bulldozer operating time. Cost is $200.00 per person.

Dig This’ inspiration came to New Zealander Ed Mumm, while he was operating heavy equipment to construct his home in Steamboat Springs, CO. After having fun clearing trees and scrub oak, constructing a road, building a pond, and digging foundations he realized the potential for a business opportunity and the concept for Dig This was formed. The adventure-based facility, located in Steamboat Springs, CO, has operated year-round since December 2007 with full-size excavators, bulldozers and skid loaders.

For more information, please visit:, or call 1.888.DIG.THIS (1.888.344.8447) or 970.367.4402.

About Dig This, LLC
Since opening in December 2007, Dig This™ has provided 20 tons of year-round fun with structured full, half-day and two-hour courses for the public including corporate and custom programming in a safe, fun, supervised environment. Participants operate brand new full-size Caterpillar hydraulic excavators, track-type bulldozers, and skid steer loaders at individual work sites to construct roads, build dams, design bridge abutments, dig trenches or wherever their minds take them. Dig This is located two miles west of downtown Steamboat Springs, CO on 20 acres of leased property on a plateau with 360-degree views of the Continental Divide and Yampa Valley. Shuttle service is provided within the surrounding Steamboat Springs area.

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Cathy Wiedemer
Ed Mumm
Dig This Owner/Founder

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