“I was the only one who lived here for three years, and my way of transportation was a Snowcat. I went down to one of the restaurants where I use to go to, and I swear I heard music. It was the weirdest thing in the world.”
This inn keeper is something straight out of Stephen King’s The Shining. Ski Rio in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico has been closed since 2000 and now the resort resembles a ghost town.
Joe Musich, takes care of the mountainous time-warp stuck in 2000 when hotels used metal keys and Xerox machines and PCs were the standard. He recognizes it’s kind of creepy but if you’re a loner, this would be a sweet job.
“They just walked away and left. All the rooms were made ready for people. There was food in the refrigerators, and it stayed like that for years until someone bought it and cleaned it up.”