|Looking down the
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|Here are a few
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|Trail Map (click for larger view)
|Area Photos Taken during the 1980's:
|The Base Area
|Area Photos Taken in 1995:
|The area's lodge facility
|The Triple Chair, #3
|Area Photos Taken in 2004: **
|The lodge area, now part of the conference center.
|Chair #3's Line
|Chair #2's Line
|A new surface lift installed in 2003 for tubing, a new activity
offered at the area for retreats.
|Various runs at the ski area.
|Area Overview ^
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|Have you ever skied Conquistador?
If so, contact us with your memories!
"I learned to ski at Conquistador, a great little mountain. They had a race team, 4-H program,
decent food and great people. I remember the steps inside of the lodge were very steep, and up
stairs you would find all of your friends and famliy eating their pack lunch. Wish it was still here."
- Shawn M.
"A big step up in the world - chairlifts!
After growing up with Silver Hills and San Isabel, Conquistador was huge. The ski school took a
real interest in training and encouraging the instructors, and in turn, I think the instructors helped the
skiers to have a good time. Unfortunately, there's just not enough snow down there. I still cherish
the friendships and the experiences that I had at Conquistador."
- John N.
"I remember that it was April of 1989 that I skied Conquistador when they had a 100 inch base. I
taught alot of people how to ski there, and we always said they put part of the run on the wrong
side of the mountain ( facing the south) and despite that we believed the snow was about the same
as Keystone's, before they added the North Face. They just did not have a Mall in the area!"
- Mike S
"I have great memories of Conquistador! That was where I also learned to ski. They had great
understanding ski teachers. I went on a trip advertised by a radio station. I remember bus trip from
Dallas,Texas,lodging,meals,and skiing all inclusive was just $200.00 for three days. I couldn't pass
on that great deal."
- Scott M
"Our family skied Conquistador during the early 1980's. We lived in Dodge City, Kansas at the
time and the place was very easy to get to and economical to ski. All of our kids learned to ski at
Conquistador - we had plenty of good times there!"
- Jacob S
"I only skied Conquisitor once when it was called Mountain Cliffe in February 1993, they had $9
lift tickets that day so we took a day trip from Colorado Springs. A couple of things I remember
was that was great snow year for Colorado except for Mountain Cliffe and Cuchara. The snow
was barely adequate, but you couldn't argue for the price! It was a fun little place, too bad it didn't
"I learned how to ski at Conquistador Ski Area in 1979. Back then they had two pony lifts (with
the paddles).Later I had the chance to work in the ski school. Mostly teaching "little cridders", but
sometimes I taught older kids how to ski. I have so many great memories of that place. I sure do
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* Picture thanks to Scott B.
# Picture thanks to the Colorado Ski Museum
^ Picture thanks to Dan G.
** Pictures thanks to Brad C.
^^ Picture thanks to Cameron H.