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Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:14 am

A Colorado website recently posted photos of eight defunct ski areas. Nice shots (I've never seen pix of the former Chautauqua ski terrain in Boulder) but it would've been helpful for them to include a brief description about each.

Of the important ones, only Berthoud Pass and Geneva Basin are missing. While updating the FTO global ski map two years ago, I located many of them and discussed with Tony and EMSC which ones to include.
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Re: Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am

There is an attempt to revive Stagecoach: http://www.stagecoach.ski/
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Re: Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby EMSC » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:43 pm

Interesting to post other peoples Instagram pics of the areas.

For along time there were various plans to revive Chucara as well, but I believe they are finally selling off chunks of the land to various property owners in the area breaking up any opportunity to restart the place (unless you can pull a Les Otten style deal with all of them at once ala the Canyons).

Base area is higher than steamboat and some better N exposures for much of it, but left wondering if overall, the place is just too low in altitude for Stagecoach to be viable long term.
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Re: Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby jamesdeluxe » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:59 pm

Tony Crocker wrote:There is an attempt to revive Stagecoach;

I wasn't aware of it, thanks for the link. From this video, the terrain looks kinda Canyons-esque:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... nwf_yEPeTc
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Re: Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby Admin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:03 am

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Re: Colorado Lost Ski Areas

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:12 am

I missed Admin's 2016 article. More Stagecoach pix from the Colorado Ski History site:
http://www.coloradoskihistory.com/lost/stagecoach.html
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