WHEREAS, visitors spend more than $18 billion a year traveling in Michigan; and,
WHEREAS, winter recreation such as skiing and snowboarding are major drivers for winter tourism in Michigan; and,
WHEREAS, Vail Resorts has invested $10 million to improve, upgrade and expand the facilities at Mt. Brighton; and,
WHEREAS, on this day, we join with community leaders, leaders in winter recreation and the entire Michigan tourism industry to recognize and promote one of Michigan’s great winter recreation destinations;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Saturday, December 14, 2013 as Mt. Brighton Day in Michigan.