Colorado ski license plate on governor’s desk | VailDaily.com

Colorado ski license plate on governor’s desk

Vail Daily staff report
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Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” A Colorado license plate with a skier and snowboarder awaited the governor’s signature Friday.

“A ski plate shows the reason why so many of us love living in Colorado,” said Melanie Mills, CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “We already have people telling us they want to be the first in line to get their plate.”

Nearly 4,500 people signed a petition asking for the plate, the trade organization said.

The state will collect an extra fee of $50 to issue the Colorado ski plate to drivers. The fee will help to pay for Colorado’s roads and bridges. The state’s legislative council estimates that, in their first year, the plates will generate about $30,000, Colorado Ski Country says.

Other states, such as Utah, New York, and Idaho, offer ski license plates.

The bill creating the plate was co-sponsored by Christine Scanlan, Eagle County’s state representative.