Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:53

Santa Fe Ski Area Prospectus - 1939

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In 1938, the Santa Fe Winter Sports Club commissioned a study on the feasibility of developing a ski area at Sacate Blanco (Aspen Basin.)  WWII delayed the project for 10 years, but in 1949 the Santa Fe Ski Basin opened for business.  Part of the project was constructing a road from the bottom of the primitive ski area at Big Tesuque into the basin following the (then) Windsor Trail.  It was a far cry from the small ski hill at Hyde Park.

There is a wealth of information here - old ski photos, weather and snowfall data, maps and the roster of the 1939 Winter Sports Club.  I received the prospectus from my grandfather 40 years ago.

Please note that this is a large file (10MB) so it will take a minute or so to download before it opens.

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Mike Lord

4th generation Santa Fe Gringo.

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  • Comment Link Mike Lord Saturday, 31 March 2012 16:18 posted by Mike Lord

    By the way, if any of you can identify any of the skiers in the photos, please join the group and post here.

  • Comment Link George Pomonis Tuesday, 27 March 2012 20:32 posted by George Pomonis

    The Aspen Ski Basin opened up a tourism for Santa Fe winters. It helped business in downtown SF which were often slow during the winter months.

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