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The Ski Industry Snowballs Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
The Ski Industry Snowballs Marker
Colorado (Eagle County), Edwards — Skiing in Colorado / The Ski Industry Snowballs / Ski Colorado / Edwards Country
Near Edwards Access Road 0.5 miles south of Miller Branch Road when traveling east.
Skiing in Colorado The earliest recorded use of skis in Colorado dates to 1857, when mountain guide Jim Bridger fashioned a crude pair to bail out an army unit snowbound in the San Juan Mountains. Such was the function of "snowshoes" . . . — Map (db m120241) HM
Colorado (Eagle County), Red Cliff — 1 — Construction of Camp Hale 10th Mountain Division U.S. Army —
On Camp Hale 1 (U.S. 24) near Camp Hale Spur 1B, on the left when traveling south.
Camp Hale is the only site developed by the United States Army specifically for mountain and winter warfare training. The location provided natural features necessary for training and convenient access by both a Federal Highway and the Denver & Rio . . . — Map (db m69168) HM

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