- This resort opened to the public in 1946 with one, mid-mountain rope tow that skiers reached in an Army weapons carrier pulled by a four-wheel drive vehicle. That season, there were 1,200 skier visits at a mere $1.25 a day to access the mountain.
- With a base of close to 11,000, and a summit elevation more than 13,000! This ski area has the highest skiable terrain in North America and a vertical drop of 2,270'.
- This resort opened for the season on October 13th this season, becoming the first resort open in this state. It traditionally stays open through June making it one of the longest ski seasons in North America.
- The current A-Frame lodge in the base area was once a missile testing facility.
- In 1945-1946, the Winter Sports Committee from Denver's Chamber of Commerce hired two men to make a statewide survey of potential ski area sites. Their chosen site is now home to this ski area.
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