The Way Back Project Takes Shape
July 30, 2019
There is a buzz of excitement in the air at Ski Cooper! The Way Back Project, culminating in the creation of our new skiing terrain in the “Tennessee Creek Basin,” is taking shape before our eyes.
As a long-time veteran of the Ski Resort Industry, I have been around and involved in my fair share of development and expansion projects, both small and large. While all have been fun and interesting, none has created the sheer thrill and sense of anticipation that I have felt with this one! Whether I’m walking the streets of Leadville, attending events, or leaving Church on Sunday mornings, there is one common question: “how is the project coming?” After many years in the planning and a thorough vetting process with USFS Permitting, it is both a relief and a joy to say we are on schedule and well underway!
Given the level of curiosity about this much anticipated development, I have decided to begin a blog with periodic entries updating progress and highlights of the project. This initial post is simply an introduction, and I will follow-up in a few days with details of where we are and how the schedule looks moving forward. I’m excited to share with you many photos and details as we work diligently on trail/glade clearing, tree removal, lift installation, and more.