One of Colorado’s finest backcountry tours, the Trail of the Tenth, was actually the WWII training ground for a famous group of ski pioneers.
Rocky Mountain Skiing
Light years from the corporate ski resorts along the I-70 corridor of central Colorado, Purgatory and Wolf Creek offer a divine reward for a little extra travel time — a touch of ski heaven
In keeping with the casual western atmosphere, Lost Trail owner Bill Grasser notes you won’t need a $500 ski suit to fit in. “Overalls are just fine,” he said. The trails are more than fine.
Unlike many resorts, Jackson is a rugged mountain first, a ski area second. Skiers here are merely privileged visitors.
The evacuation involved lowering skiers three at a time with harnesses 210 feet to the ground.
Snowboarding offers another way to have fun on a ski hill. Especially during an extended stay in the mountains, snowboarding is a good way to break up a week of skiing, particularly when conditions are less-than-perfect.
The feel of wood skis on snow is different than modern skis. The wood seems to hold better in the transition between each glide without impeding the glide itself.