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.