b'Schneidersaidfirefightersendedup evacuation of the resort to affect our busi- a whole. In an already challenged COVID-camping at Glenwood Canyon Resort as ness, Schneider said.19 environment, Glenwood Springs becamethey battled the flames nearby. Having the The response from our guests was to a ghost town. Guests were very slow to re-firefighters onsite and their awesome com- cancel their reservations and change their turn and all business has suffered. We shutmitment to battle the blaze was unbeliev- travel plans due to the uncertainly of the down our zipline operation and bar and grillably comforting, she said. fire, she added. We saw our very full for the season a month early. The raft oper-However,eventhoughGlenwood reservation schedule reduced to nothing. ation on the resort property suffered lossesCanyon was only closed for a couple of Guests cancelled not just immediate August and closed down a month-and-a-half earlyweeks, the fire had a devastating effect on reservations, but those scheduled into Sep- as well. Up until the fire and even in the faceGlenwoodCanyonResortslatesummer tember and October, resulting in refunds in of a pandemic, Glenwood Canyon Resortand fall business. Theres really no sur- excessof$150,000.Thefearofsmoke was experiencing very high occupancy inprise as to how you would expect the fires, scared many people away from the Glen- both our camping and lodging operations.the closure of I-70 for two weeks, and the wood Springs area, as well as Colorado as Western Wildfirescontinued on page 34MARKETPLACEADVERTISE HERE!Get your business in front of over14,000 readers every month.Contact your sales representative574-266-7980WOODALLSCM.com December 2020-33'