Amid Controversy, Dream Continues For Chairlift At Former Ski Area In Southern Colorado
It was a contentious winter in the effort to return lift-served skiing to a southern Colorado mountain. But proponents are moving forward with their plans to put passengers on a chairlift at the base of what was decades ago Panadero Ski Area, now publicly owned Cuchara Mountain Park.
Rides could happen this summer, some say.
"We intend to have a huge party, a band and everything, on the Fourth of July," said Mike Moore, a longtime Cuchara bed-and-breakfast owner and ski industry veteran involved with the project. "We don't think we'll have a problem raising money at this point."