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Old August 26th 04, 04:00 AM
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If I recall correctly, the owner of Sharktooth reported that the top 30
feet of his ski area was as good as anything in the Alps.
So, that is something like 1.5 turns?

And, with another 30 lifts, Sharktooth would have the same lift capacity as
Vail - or at least Boyne Mountain.

( I always thought his claim was a little strange.)



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Old August 26th 04, 03:38 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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Lost ski areas is my hobby. How many would you like to hear about?


I'm interested.



You can see most of the Lost Colorado Ski Area data at:

www.nyx.net/~mwallace/tcs


Maybe once upon a time. I get File not Found.



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Old August 26th 04, 03:40 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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Lost ski areas is my hobby. How many would you like to hear about?


I'm interested.



You can see most of the Lost Colorado Ski Area data at:

www.nyx.net/~mwallace/tcs


After a short google search,

http://www.nyx.net/~mwallace/TCS.html

works.


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Old August 26th 04, 06:48 PM
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TCS wrote:
And, with another 30 lifts, Sharktooth would have the same lift capacity as
Vail - or at least Boyne Mountain.

( I always thought his claim was a little strange.)


The claim didn't hit me as much as the thought of a ski
area near Greely. Now that is more than a little strange.

Sam "48 days to Loveland" Seiber
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Old August 26th 04, 07:04 PM
Paul Christofanelli
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Sam Seiber wrote:
: Always love reading Colorado ski history.
:
: If I recall correctly, the owner of Sharktooth reported that the top 30
: feet of his ski area was as good as anything in the Alps.
: So, that is something like 1.5 turns?
:
: Anyway, glad someone else cares about the Loveland opening date.
: They have re-done their web site. Those rats have a count down
: clock running right now. I just hope it is accurate.

Here's perhaps a little-known tidbit about Sharktooth: they opened one
summer in the early 80's for some weeks of grass skiing. Can't remember
now what the soda was called that featured a commercial showing gonzo
grass skiing, making it look fun and easy - but that's what got us out
there. Well, the grass was in short supply in the prairie near Greeley
and between that and the fact that all those things do is carve (no
sideslipping), it was quite challenging and we came away battered and
bruised - never to try it again. I don't think Sharktooth lasted much
longer... There was also grass skiing at Arapaho East for a while, but
now there are trophy houses at the top of that hill.

-Paul C.
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Old August 26th 04, 08:19 PM
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"TCS" wrote in message
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Lost ski areas is my hobby. How many would you like to hear about?


I'm interested.



You can see most of the Lost Colorado Ski Area data at:

www.nyx.net/~mwallace/tcs

That site is in newsletter format, but if you work at you can find

everything.
And maybe you will get a kick out of the rest of the material.

If you still have questions, I would be happy to update and expand on the
material.


Thanks!
--
Marty


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Old August 27th 04, 01:17 AM
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The claim didn't hit me as much as the thought of a ski
area near Greely. Now that is more than a little strange.


Good observation. That would make Sharktooth the farthest east of any Colorado
ski area. And the only one actually located in the prairie, rather than (at
least) in the foothills.

Oops! I just checked my map. SUGARITE, also known as RATON SKI BASIN, was
actually farther east. But it was located in the foothills.

[FWIW, Sugarite is usually listed as a New Mexico ski area - accessed from the
town of Raton, NM - , but was actually located just north of the NM/CO border.]

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Old August 27th 04, 01:30 AM
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FWIW Sharktooth closed in 1986.

Also, Sharktooth had the lowest base elevation of any Colorado ski area.

And the man who said "30 feet of our hill is as good a anything in the Alps"
was owner Dick Perchlik. Wonder if the quote did him any good.

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Old August 30th 04, 05:07 PM
Sam Seiber
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TCS wrote:

FWIW Sharktooth closed in 1986.

Also, Sharktooth had the lowest base elevation of any Colorado ski area.


I think it is safe to say its summit was the lowest as well. I think
its summit didn't even get close to the next lowest base.

And the man who said "30 feet of our hill is as good a anything in the Alps"
was owner Dick Perchlik. Wonder if the quote did him any good.


Donno, but it was great for humor.

Sam
 




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