Here is an excerpt from 1958 that I wanted to share. I am lucky to know Jim Temple and John Fetcher two of the key group that founded what is now the Steamboat Ski area. The more I learn the more impressed I have become with the vision and persistence it took to make their dreams a reality. Here we are looking forward to ski season and 50 years ago they were looking forward to the first ski season on Storm Mountain.
Steamboat Springs Oct 1958— After three months of carefully supervised work, 4 miles of ski runs have been cleared for the first portion of the mighty Storm Mountain ski development, which is expected to become the top ski area in the nation. Officials of Storm Mountain expect to start construction of their first modern double chairlift in May, opening the 1,100 vertical feet of the initial ski area to visiting tourists who want a breathtaking view of the Yampa Valley by July 1959. Jim Temple, Storm Mountain president, said the area will be open to the public this winter for test runs down the many ski trails. Buddy Werner, one of the world’s greatest skiers, has been here through the summer to give his advice and suggestions gathered from his wide experience as an Olympic skier. For the full article in the Steamboat Pilot click here For more click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page.