8/18/10 Plans for the Cuchara Valley Ski Area were announced today. The ski area plans to reopen next summer with a zip line and other features. The ski operation will be limited to the lower mountain pending on a US Forest Service permit to reopen the upper trails and lifts on public land. For more information, click here: http://www.cucharavalley.org/
8/1/10 The ski area sold to Mike Balloun from the previous ownership for about 3/4 of a million dollars. There is no word on any plan for reopening the ski area.
10/24/09 The current ski area owners are still trying to sell Cuchara to an unnamed buyer. Currently, the co-op is on hold pending the sale. As more details become available we will post them here.
Plans for the co-op and the independent buyer at Cuchara seem to have halted. We are working on a more comprehensive update to be released shortly.
The Cuchara Valley Ski Area is under contract with a new developer. More details will be released as they become available. The projected sale is expected to close in mid December. Stay tuned for more....
Thanks to the Cuchara Co-op for meeting with us here at ColoradoSkiHistory.com to detail their plans and visions for the ski area. Brad, TCS from the Ski Museum, and Cameron from Skilifts.org were able to discuss plans with Steve Perkins, Bob Reece, and others from the Co-Op. Things are looking great for the valley and we look forward to working with them to bring back the ski area.
Cuchara Valley, once home to Colorado's southern most Front Range ski area is looking to reopen. Residents of the valley are exploring options to make Cuchara the first non-profit co-op resort in the Rocky Mountains. This operation model allows ownership to be spread over many individuals. Vermont's Mad River Glen ski area operates in this fashion.