Yeah, More Booze coming to Crested Butte as well as a successful sled making business. Welcome Hoskins!


For departing sledmaker, there’s just too much “no” in Silverton

By Jason Blevins
The Denver Post
Posted: 03/23/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT
Updated: 03/23/2011 02:06:01 AM MDT

Brice Hoskin, co-owner of Mountain Boy Sledworks, pilots one of his sleds down Silverton’s Kendall Mountain. After two years of fighting with local officials, Hoskin and his wife Karen are leaving Silverton, moving their sled company and popular Montanya rum distillery to Crested Butte. (Jason Blevins, The Denver Post)

SILVERTON — Since 2002, Brice and Karen Hoskin’s Mountain Boy Sledworks has joined a rowdy ski area, a burly snowboardmaker and a funky telemark skimaker in elevating this town as a high-country hamlet of innovative thinkers and big-mountain toymakers.
But after two years of well-publicized wrangling with Silverton officials over licenses, zoning, lights and banners, the Hoskins are moving their renowned sledmaking business and their growing Montanya rum distillery to Crested Butte, dealing a hefty blow to the isolated village of 500 and spreading worry throughout the local business community.
“There’s no vision here,” says Karen Hoskin, former executive director of the San Juan Development Association, who once counted her “greatest qualification” for that job as her “love for Silverton.”

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