Scheduled on Jan 8, 2009
Powder Ghost Towns
1/8/2009 7:00 PM
Great ski resorts come and go-but great skiing lives on.
Colorado and epic skiing have gone hand in hand for decades. Over the years nearly 200 ski areas have operated on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Many have long since shut their lifts and closed their doors. They have become "lost" ski areas, Colorado's "other" ghost towns, and they've remained hidden treasures . . . until now.
In Powder Ghost Towns, award-winning author and backcountry skier Peter Bronski uncovers the fabled past of Colorado's vanished ski resorts, and describes the best in their present-day backcountry glory. Whether your setup is alpine touring or telemark backcountry skis, a splitboard or a snowboard with snowshoes, Powder Ghost Towns will show you where to find the best lost-ski resorts and powder stashes in the Colorado backcountry-pristine places with no lift lines and no crowds.
Join Peter for a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Colorado's lost ski areas, and their potential as backcountry ski destinations today. Learn about the research and writing process for Powder Ghost Towns, and an extensive slide show of photos that chronicle the journey.
Location:REI Denver Flagship