Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts

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In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to ...

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Overview

In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780899974668
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 512,939
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

    Powder Ghost Towns

    I bought this book because I have hiked the areas around these defunct resorts and always wondered about them. I have skied for 45 years and love the mountains. This is a great guide, which along with a topo map would be a great gift for a mountain hiker.

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