Friday, February 22, 2008

Pikes Peak ski history

When we learned this week that an investor is seriously looking at developing a ski area just south of the crags on Pikes Peak, I thought it would be good to dig up some of the long history on the area.

Here's a story I wrote last year that looked at past ski areas, and talked to experts who said it was unlikely skiing would ever return. D'oh.Also, check out the excellent pages on Ski Broadmoor and Pikes Peak Ski Area put together by the folks at www.Coloradoskihistory.com. Both pages have memories posted by locals.

I am one of thousands of local "ski bees" who braved the icy tongue of Midway, Main and North (the only three runs) to learn to ski at Ski Broadmoor (pictured above) but I'm too young to have ever skied Pikes Peak before the lifts were pulled out.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is still unlikely that lift served skiing will return to Pikes Peak. But it has been good to stir up the great memories.

-Teleken

The Ghost of Zebulon Pike said...

Thanks for that Captain Bringdown.

Anonymous said...

We don't need no stinkin lifts up there earn yer turns.

The Cptn.

Heather said...

Hi Dave, I work for Pikes Peak social media team and we'd love to feature some of these photos in a #ThrowbackThursday feature. Do you think you'd be willing to share some of these photos? Thanks!