Zone the old ski areas ‘historic’ |

Zone the old ski areas ‘historic’

Dan Dibble

Dear Editor:Thanks for your article on the old Colorado ski areas. Anyone in Aspen who grew up skiing in the 1950s and ’60s in the Northeast, Midwest, or West Coast remembers those little family areas with the fireplaces in the lodge, the checkered table clothes, and the hot chocolate in ceramic mugs. Chairlifts were rare – mostly Poma lifts, T-bars and rope tows – and a lift ticket was $4 (maybe). The lift attendants wore hunting clothes and knew all the kids by name.Life then was just the slow process of saving up for metal skis. Those areas really were the heart of American skiing, when a trip to a place like Aspen was just a dream. They should all be zoned “Historic.” Thanks again. I enjoyed the trip.Dan DibbleLoudonville, N.Y.

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