The Failed Project To Build A Ski Hill On Air Force Academy Grounds

The Failed Project To Build A Ski Hill On Air Force Academy Grounds

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The Failed Project To Build A Ski Hill On Air Force Academy Grounds

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Cover  Image (Trevor Cokley/U.S. Air Force)

An interesting bit of Colorado ski history involving some enterprising residents of Douglas Valley who tried to build a rope tow on Air Force Academy grounds in the 1960’s. They constructed a platform for the upper terminal and even started clearing runs but abandoned the project a year in for various reasons. Evidence of this Colorado Springs ski hill that never was still stands overlooking the valley.

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