Old Cuchara Ski Resort

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rharriman
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Old Cuchara Ski Resort

Post by rharriman » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:00 pm

Does anyone know if skinning/skiing is possible at this old resort? Not looking to go right now just wondering if anyone has and if its possible/legal. From what I can tell from Cal Topo most of the ski area is on national forest land but not sure that makes it legal to access it via the private parts. I haven't been up to the actual ski area in years but do try and go up above Bear Lakes from the FS422 road up Cuchara Creek once or twice a year and in the summer I hike and fish there with family some. Would be nice to get up the old ski area later in the year I would think it might be some fun.

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Re: Old Cuchara Ski Resort

Post by stoopdude » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:28 pm

i Just heard a segment about this place on Colorado Public Radio the other day. I'm not really sure what the rules are but the area is currently undergoing some renovation/rehabilitation/rejuvenation (I'm bad with words). You're probably good to go but here's their website.

https://thecucharamountainpark.org/
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Re: Old Cuchara Ski Resort

Post by ClimberSkierDave64 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:46 pm

I went skinning here in late October of this year after they had gotten 30 inches of snow. Cuchara Mountain Park (public) allows/encourages skiing and there were other people skiing there as well. The runs are fairly long (1,600 feet) which makes for some good skiing. I have heard they are possibly going to open the short lift near the bottom for lift-accessed skiing next season.

https://krdo.com/news/top-stories/2021/ ... xt-season/

https://thecucharamountainpark.org/activities
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Re: Old Cuchara Ski Resort

Post by rharriman » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:47 pm

Thanks you both for the info, this is great news!! :-D

I will definitely be checking this out this year sometime. :thumbup:
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Re: Old Cuchara Ski Resort

Post by painless4u2 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:06 am

Some more related info. We own property there and would love to see it open in some form. The history of that resort never looks like a good bet, but here's hoping.

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/c ... c4f74.html
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