Dig This™ Begins 2008 by Moving Mountains of Snow

Steamboat’s plentiful powder provides perfect opportunity for “big time” snow fun

Steamboat Springs, CO, February 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Dig This owner and founder Ed Mumm always envisioned operating America’s first heavy equipment play arena 365 days a year regardless of the weather. Recent area storms have produced copious amounts of snow providing his clients with a new outlook on playing in the snow. The nearby Steamboat Ski Area has received more than 340 inches of its legendary Champagne Powder® snow this season.

“I’ve never imagined sculpting, pushing, and pilling mounds of snow could be so much fun,” said Nancy Spillane, long-time Routt county resident. “My afternoon at Dig This capped off a fabulous morning of skiing waist-deep powder. Navigating the bulldozer through the frozen obstacle course was as much fun as skiing through the trees.”

Dig This’ inspiration came to New Zealander Ed Mumm, while he was operating heavy equipment to construct his home in Steamboat Springs, Colo. After clearing trees and scrub oak, constructing a road, building a pond, and digging foundations he realized the opportunity to share his exhilaration with others and the concept for Dig This was formed.

“We’re the first to offer an authentic construction theme park,” said Ed Mumm. Participants test their skills behind the machine’s controls and are free to express themselves through the power of the equipment at our specialized snow and dirt-moving compound. It’s fun, safe, and very empowering.”

All courses begin with an operational and safety orientation. Participants then get behind the controls in climate controlled, radio monitored cabs and operate equipment at their individual work site. Half-day sessions include two to three hours of total operating time on one piece of equipment. Full-day sessions include lunch, and four to six hours of total operating time on two pieces of equipment. All dig sessions conclude with worksite reclamation. Upon course completion, operator certificates are presented to participants.

Dig This opened to the public November 2007 and has been highlighted on CNBC’s High Net Worth.

To get all the dirt on Dig This visit: www.digthis.info, call 1.888.DIG.THIS (1.888.344.8447) or 970.367.4402.

Dig This™ offers 20 tons of year-round fun in an authentic construction setting with structured full and half-day courses for the public including corporate and custom programming in a safe, fun, supervised environment. Participants operate brand new full-size Caterpillar hydraulic excavators and track-type bulldozers at individual work sites to construct roads, build dams, design bridge abutments, and 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 from the mountain ski village and downtown Steamboat Springs.


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Cathy Wiedemer