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.