SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Prior to the opening of any lifts in Snowmass, Snowmass Ski tours operated a snowcat tour of the mountain. This image shows several people unloading from the snowcat at the top of the ski area with a majestic view of surrounding mountains, circa 1965. The cabin now known as the Wine Cabin off of Sneaky's ski run served as a picnic point for the operation. The tours ran from around 1963 to 1967, after which Snowmass opened with lifts serving many of the same areas.
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