A History of Skiing in Colorado

A History of Skiing in Colorado

The original version of this book was published in 1984 as Ski Tracks: A Century of Colorado Skiing; but the book has been long out of print and the author has made many additions and changes to this revised version.

Author: Abbott Fay

Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company

ISBN: 1890437344

Category: History

Page: 197

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Colorado definitely is known as a ski state, but did you know the sport dates back over 100 years to the days when it was called "snowshoeing." Twelve-foot boards and a long stick was used in those days. Abbott Fay traces the development of Colorado skiing, including the impact the 10th Mountain Division had on it after World War II. Old photos and recent developments make this book a "must have."
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Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

A History of Skiing in Colorado ( By Abbott Fay t: %e great ski state of Colorado has had sizzling, long-term success in building ski resorts at a pace and ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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A Colorado History 10th Edition

A Colorado History  10th Edition

On the Colorado ski industry, see Michael W. Childers, Colorado Powder Keg: Ski Resorts and the Environmental Movement (Lawrence, 2012); Annie Gilbert ...

Author: Maxine Benson

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780871083234

Category: History

Page: 512

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Experience Colorado with this new, enlarged edition of A COLORADO HISTORY. For fifty years, the authors of this preeminent resource have led readers on an extraordinary exploration of how the state has changed—and how it has stayed the same. From the arrival of Paleo-Indians in the Mesa Verde region to the fast pace of the twenty-first century, A COLORADO HISTORY covers the political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues, along with the fascinating events and characters, that have shaped this dynamic state. In print for fifty years, this distinctive examination of the Centennial State is a must-read for history buffs, students, researchers—or anyone—interested in the remarkable place called Colorado.
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Lost Ski Areas of Colorado s Front Range and Northern Mountains

Lost Ski Areas of Colorado s Front Range and Northern Mountains

“Mountains of Memories, Mountains of Fun: A History of Skiing in Jefferson ... Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts.

Author: Caryn Boddie

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625852427

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Avid skiers have flocked to the northern reaches of the Centennial State for over a century. While the prized powder remains the same, the top skiing destinations bear only a faint resemblance to the resorts of previous generations. Neighborhood slopes, such as Tabernash Hill, featured little more than a rope tow and a storage shed. Other spots like Estes Park's Old Man Mountain held tournaments and contests with Olympic participants. From the Cathy Cisar Winter Playground in Craig to Cheyenne Mountain's Ski Broadmoor and everywhere in between, join authors Caryn and Peter Boddie on a tour through the lost ski areas of northern Colorado and the Front Range.
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Backcountry Ski Snowboard Routes Colorado

Backcountry Ski   Snowboard Routes  Colorado

A History of Skiing in Colorado. Ouray, CO: Western Reflections, 2003. Huntford, Roland. Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing.

Author: Brittany Konsella

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Whether you’re an experienced backcountry skier or intermediate snowboarder looking to ramp up your out of bounds expeditions, Brittany and Frank Konsella have the cred to guide you to the state’s special runs. Both have descended all of the state’s 14ers on skis and Brittany was the second woman to accomplish that feat. They know where the sweet lines are. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado—part of the popular series—includes backcountry routes focused on the Front Range and the San Juans, with other routes in the Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Mosquito Range, and more.
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Colorado A History of the Centennial State Fourth Edition

Colorado  A History of the Centennial State  Fourth Edition

In his 1999 book Colorado: A Sports History, James Whiteside noted that Friedl Pfiefer, a veteran of the U.S. Army's Tenth Mountain Division ski troops, ...

Author: Thomas J. Noel

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457109553

Category: History

Page: 1058

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Since 1976 newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In this revised edition, co-authors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate more than a decade of new events, findings, and insights about Colorado in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy. The fourth edition tells of conflicts, new alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing balanced coverage of the entire state's history - from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig - the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence. While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, this edition broadens its coverage. The authors expand their discussion of the twentieth century with several new chapters on the economy, politics, and cultural conflicts of recent years. In addition, they address changes in attitudes toward the natural environment as well as the contributions of women, Hispanics, African Americans, and Asian Americans to the state. Dozens of new illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography of the most recent research on Colorado history enhance this edition.
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Colorado

Colorado

Colemon, Annie G. Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004. Fay, Abbot. A History of Skiing in Colorado.

Author: Carl Abbott

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607322276

Category: History

Page: 572

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Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy. The new edition tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing a balanced treatment of the entire state’s history—from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig—the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence. While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, the fifth edition broadens and focuses its coverage by consolidating material on Native Americans into one chapter and adding a new chapter on sports history. The authors also expand their discussion of the twentieth century with updated sections on the environment, economy, politics, and recent cultural conflicts. New illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography including Internet resources enhance this edition.
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The Boys of Winter

The Boys of Winter

Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War Charles J. Sanders ... Abbott Fay, A History of Skiing in Colorado (Ouray ...

Author: Charles J. Sanders

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607320449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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"An immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States." - International Ski History Association The Boys of Winter tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal, heroic, and fateful transformation from athletes to infantrymen with the 10th Mountain Division. Charles J. Sanders's fast-paced narrative draws on dozens of interviews and extensive research to trace these boys' lives from childhood to championships and from training at Mount Rainier and in the Colorado Rockies to battles against the Nazis.
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Skiing

Skiing

Colorado Ski Museum - Ski Hall of Fame Bob Beverly May 21, ... the exhibits will guide you through the exciting history of skiing in Colorado.

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Vacationland

Vacationland

Kingery, Colorado Mountain Club, 11, 21–23, 28–30, 51–53, 65, 89, 111. 35. A. G. Coleman, Ski Style, 34–40, 56–59; Fay, History of Skiing in Colorado, ...

Author: William Philpott

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804613

Category: History

Page: 488

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Winner of the Western Writers of America 2014 Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction, Contemporary Mention the Colorado high country today and vacation imagery springs immediately to mind: mountain scenery, camping, hiking, skiing, and world-renowned resorts like Aspen and Vail. But not so long ago, the high country was isolated and little visited. Vacationland tells the story of the region's dramatic transformation in the decades after World War II, when a loose coalition of tourist boosters fashioned alluring images of nature in the high country and a multitude of local, state, and federal actors built the infrastructure for high-volume tourism: ski mountains, stocked trout streams, motels, resort villages, and highway improvements that culminated in an entirely new corridor through the Rockies, Interstate 70. Vacationland is more than just the tale of one tourist region. It is a case study of how the consumerism of the postwar years rearranged landscapes and revolutionized American environmental attitudes. Postwar tourists pioneered new ways of relating to nature, forging surprisingly strong personal connections to their landscapes of leisure and in many cases reinventing their lifestyles and identities to make vacationland their permanent home. They sparked not just a population boom in popular tourist destinations like Colorado but also a new kind of environmental politics, as they demanded protection for the aesthetic and recreational qualities of place that promoters had sold them. Those demands energized the American environmental movement-but also gave it blind spots that still plague it today. Peopled with colorful characters, richly evocative of the Rocky Mountain landscape, Vacationland forces us to consider how profoundly tourism changed Colorado and America and to grapple with both the potential and the problems of our familiar ways of relating to environment, nature, and place.
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Ski Patrol in Colorado

Ski Patrol in Colorado

In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce--incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services.

Author: John B. Cameron and Eric D. Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467102513

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Army's 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies. In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce--incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales--many of which are shared within.
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Colorado Day by Day

Colorado Day by Day

... 1 (quotations); Abbott Fay, A History of Skiing in Colorado (Lake City, CO: Western Reflections, 2008); “Berthoud Pass Ski Area,” Coloradoskihistory.com ...

Author: Derek Everett

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420070

Category: History

Page: 448

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Copublished with History Colorado Colorado Day by Day is an engaging, this-day-in-history approach to the key figures and forces that have shaped Colorado from ancient times to the present. Historian Derek R. Everett presents a vignette for each day of the calendar year, exploring Colorado’s many facets through distilled tales of people, places, events, and trends. Entries incorporate tales from each of the state’s sixty-four counties and feature both well-known and obscure cultural moments, including events in Native American, African American, Asian American, Hispano, and women’s history. Allowing the reader to explore the state’s heritage as individual threads or as part of the greater tapestry, Colorado Day by Day recovers much lost history and will be an entertaining and useful source of lore for anyone who enjoys or is curious about Colorado history.
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Powder Ghost Towns

Powder Ghost Towns

But what few modern skiers and snowboarders realize is that the history of skiing and ski areas in Colorado is as rich as the gold and silver that were ...

Author: Peter Bronski

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975186

Category: Travel

Page: 244

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In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Colorado Powder Keg

Colorado Powder Keg

The first environmental history of skiing in Colorado.

Author: Michael W. Childers

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ISBN: 0700618694

Category: History

Page: 234

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The first environmental history of skiing in Colorado. Traces the recreation's rise in popularity as a way of examining major changes in public land management in the American West during the last century. Shows how what started as an innocent leisurely pursuit has morphed into a multi-billion dollar business that forever changed the landscape of Colorado and brought with it serious environmental consequences.
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World War II at Camp Hale Blazing a New Trail in the Rockies

World War II at Camp Hale  Blazing a New Trail in the Rockies

The Ski Troops: A History of the 10th Mountain Division, Its Battle Record in ... http://www.colorado.gov/ dpa/doit/archives/ccc/cccscope.html#history.

Author: David R. Witte

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467118545

Category: History

Page: 256

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In April 1942, a little over two years before the Tenth Mountain Division officially obtained its name, the U.S. Army began the unprecedented construction of a training facility for its newly acquired ski and mountain troops. Located near Pando in Colorado's Sawatch Range, the site eventually known as Camp Hale sits at an elevation of 9,250 feet. Immense challenges in its creation and subsequent training included ongoing racial conflict, the high altitude and blustery winters. However, thanks to contributions from civilian workers and the Women's Army Corps and support from neighboring communities, the camp trained soldiers who helped defeat the Axis powers in World War II. Veteran David R. Witte brings to life this enduring story.
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Rocky Mountain Heartland

Rocky Mountain Heartland

A History of Skiing in Colorado . Ouray , CO : Western Reflections , 2000 . Guthrie , Carol . All Aboard for Glacier : The Great Northern Railway and ...

Author: Duane A. Smith

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ISBN: 0816524564

Category: History

Page: 304

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This is a lively history of three Rocky Mountain states in the twentieth century. With the sure hand of an experienced writer and the engaging voice of a veteran storyteller, the well-known historian Duane A. Smith recounts the major social, political, and economic events of the period with verve and zest. Smith is thoroughly familiar with his subject and has a genuine enthusiasm for the history of the region. Written with the general reader in mind, Rocky Mountain Heartland will appeal to students, teachers, and "armchair historians" of all ages. This is the colorful saga of how the Old West became the New West. Beginning at the end of the nineteenth century and concluding after the turn of the twenty-first, Rocky Mountain Heartland explains how Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming evolved over the course of the century. Smith is mindful of all the factors that propelled the region: mining, agriculture, water, immigration, tourism, technology, and two world wars. And he points out how the three states responded in varying ways to each of these forces. Although this is a regional story, Smith never loses sight of the national events that influenced events in the region. As Smith skillfully shows, the vast natural resources of the three states attracted optimistic, hopeful Americans intent on getting rich, enjoying the outdoors, or creating new lives for themselves and their families. How they resolved these often-conflicting goals is the modern story of the Rocky Mountain region.
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Ski Soldier

Ski Soldier

A History of Skiing in Colorado. Ouray, CO: Western Reflections, 2000. Feuer, A. B. Packs On! Memoirs of the 10th Mountain Division in WW2.

Author: Louise Borden

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781684371471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Ski Soldier is a true-life adventure story for readers ages 10 to 14 by noted nonfiction writer Louise Borden. It tells the story of Pete Seibert, a ski soldier severely wounded in World War II who went on to found the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado. Ever since he first strapped on his mother's wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to the slopes again and fulfilled his boyhood dream--founding the famous ski resort in Vail, Colorado.
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Skiing Heritage Journal

Skiing Heritage Journal

Exhibits include the Colorado legacy of the famed 10th Mountain Division, the growth and development of Vail, a history of the U.S. Ski Team dating back to ...

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
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Colorado A History

Colorado  A History

COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM, 77/55 West 44th Avenue, Golden. Exhibits and programs highlighting the history of railroading in the state. COLORADO SKI ...

Author: Marshall Sprague

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393243642

Category: History

Page: 232

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Those who travel to look at Colorado will find as much meaning in Marshall Sprague’s well-told story of its historical conflict as will those who live with the beauty—and the challenge. Mountains—so beautiful, the land dominated by the Colorado Rockies, that miners who “thought of returning to the comfort and dull security of their homes back east,” in Marshall Sprague’s words, “found themselves held by the appeal of their giddy environment, the spaciousness, the violence and serenity of the climate, the brightness of stars and the gorgeous sunups.” The beauty itself could encourage a miner’s belief that surely his luck would turn.
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Colorado Excursions with History Hikes and Hops

Colorado Excursions with History  Hikes and Hops

COLORADO. SKI. &. SNOWBOARD. MUSEUM. 231 South Frontage Road East, ... The history of the ski industry in Colorado is not just that of fluffy powder and ...

Author: Ed Sealover

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625857521

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Colorado is replete with natural beauty, award-winning breweries and a history that reflects its wild and rugged character. Author Ed Sealover offers this detailed guide to ten three-day excursions full of nature, history and unique watering holes. Discover sprawling parks and celebrated landmarks throughout the state. Visit oddball destinations like the trail of America’s favorite cannibal and the renowned ghost town of Saint Elmo. Work up a thirst on the hiking trails of Rocky Mountain National Park and unwind on the single block in the state that is home to a brewery, a winery and a distillery. Uncover the craft, creative and cultural gems that make the Centennial State a curious wanderer’s dream.
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