Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Central & Southern Mountains

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Colorado's central and southern mountains still draw droves of skiers to the slopes. However, many of the historic runs and areas that were popular over the past century -- some near the current resorts of Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Purgatory, Telluride and Vail -- no longer exist. Local hills like Whittaker Ranch near Eagle featured little more than a rope tow and warming hut. Now underneath Lake Dillon, Prestrud Jump hosted tournaments where Olympian Anders Haugen broke ski-jumping world records. From Lands End near Grand Junction to Sugarite near Trinidad, from swanky Hoosier Pass in Summit County to Stoner in Montezuma County, authors Caryn and Peter Boddie take readers on a tour of the lost ski areas of central and southern Colorado.

This book is a good ride for the skier or boarder and the ski history reader. It’s 192 pages and features many historic photos, both black and white and color, of the lost hills and areas, and old-time skiers, of Colorado’s central and southern mountains. This is one of two books on this topic by the authors; the companion book is on lost areas in the central and southern mountains of the state.