Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best Wishes to "Cuchara Ski Resort 2.0"

The Denver Business Journal and OutThereColorado.com are reporting signs of new life at the Cuchara Ski Resort in Huerfano County, Colorado near Walsenburg.

Cuchara is nestled among the Spanish Peaks (pictured here in the summer), a beautiful spot on the eastern side of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains that is easily accessible from I-25 about 60 miles south of Pueblo.

The Obsessive Skier and his family pass by Cuchara at least a couple of times each year, on our way to and from visits with grandparents in Northern New Mexico.

Best wishes to Bruce Cantrell and the new Huerfano County Recreation District! Their non-profit approach just might be the key to Cuchara's long-term viability as a skiing-oriented recreation destination.

One suggestion: Put in the mountain coaster and summer tubing ASAP!!! The Obsessive Skier and his family would definitely stop for a ride with or without snow on the ground...

Thanks to @oscskiing for the tweet that made the Obsessive Skier aware of this good news.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in Arizona and use I-25 to go south from the Denver area. I've stopped at Cuchara ski area the past few years and admired the mountain...but, there's never any snow! Maybe, in the peak of the winter it's skiable. They may have to use snowmaking. I will always love skiing in Summit County and will continue to drive from AZ to ski my favorites: A-Basin, Keystone, and Breckenridge.