10th Mountain Divison Day Feb 15th
Fri, 2013-02-15 (All day)
History of Ski Cooper
The 37th Annual 10th Mountain Ski-in is Friday, February 15, 2013 at Ski Cooper. This annual celebration of those who fought in World War II and trained near Tennessee Pass includes a ski down, lunch, and reenactment. “This is a very important day at Ski Cooper,” said Marketing Manager Bob Casey. “The history of the 10th Mountain Division is very special to all of us here. This special day is just one way to show appreciation for everything they’ve done for our country.”
Veterans and descendants of veterans of the 10th Mountain Division will meet at the Ski Cooper Lodge in the morning and ski down the mountain at Noon with flags flying. Lunch will then be served in the lodge, and re-enactors from the 10th Living History Group managed by Chuck and Lydia Roberts will perform as well. At 3:00 pm everyone will gather at the Tennessee Pass Monument, at the entrance of Ski Cooper on Highway 6&24, for a short memorial program.
With its base at an altitude of 10,500 feet, a summit at 11,700 feet, Ski Cooper is Colorado’s fifth oldest ski resort. It offers 2,400 skiable acres of world-class, affordable skiing, snowboard, tele-skiing and snowcat skiing and tours in heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Its rich history embraces Leadville’s silver boom, the 10th Mountain Division’s training for World War II, and more.
Ski Cooper – unique, fun, affordable. For more information, call (719) 486-3684.