Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts

Great ski resorts come and go—but great skiing lives on.

Colorado and epic skiing have gone hand in hand for decades. Over the years nearly 200 ski areas have operated on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Many have long since shut their lifts and closed their doors. They have become “lost” ski areas, Colorado’s “other” ghost towns, and they’ve remained hidden treasures . . . until now.

In Powder Ghost Towns, award-winning author and backcountry skier Peter Bronski uncovers the fabled past of Colorado’s vanished ski resorts, and describes the best in their present-day backcountry glory.

Whether your setup is alpine touring or telemark backcountry skis, a splitboard or a snowboard with snowshoes, Powder Ghost Towns will show you where to find the best lost-ski resorts and powder stashes in the Colorado backcountry—pristine places with no lift lines and no crowds.

The book’s 36 backcountry ski destinations—from lost or abandoned ski resorts to ones that were never built—include: Detailed descriptions of trailhead locations, approach routes, and ski descents, plus key GPS waypoints; 36 topo maps showing the recommended approach and descents; Fascinating history behind each ski area—how it started, its glory days, and how it ended, and; Where to eat and drink after a great day of lost-resort skiing.

With a foreword by Chris Davenport.

Available now from Wilderness Press (Official Publication Date: November 15, 2008)


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