Out of all the lost ski resorts in Colorado, Berthoud Pass could be the most interesting one. Berthoud Pass first opened with a rope tow back in 1937 and became known for its steep terrain. Unfortunately, the ski area experienced multiple closures, eventually shutting down for good in 2001. Berthoud Pass is now known as a great spot for backcountry skiers and riders.

This video from Skier72 chronicles the rise of Berthoud Pass, what led to its decline, what’s happened to it since it closed, and the topography of the lost ski area:

Image/Video Credits: Skier72, u/Christobell_(Header image/trail map)

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