Another ski area joins the ghosts

Article by Allen Best

Recreation Industry – August 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

Cuchara Ski Area arrived on the coattails of Colorado’s great boom in downhill skiing. That was in 1981-82, the finale of an era when ski areas had routinely posted gains of 10 and even 20 percent. Only droughts seemed to interrupt the steep curve, and most ski areas set out to overcome those by investing heavily in snowmaking equipment.

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What’s the difference between the oil and ski industries?

Essay by Ellen Miller

Recreation Industry – February 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

Growth problems brought about by ski area expansion have been making the news again and the U.S. Forest Service keeps looking only at the small part of land that will have skiers on it, instead of trying to analyze what it all means.

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