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Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07
Built in the Pando Valley north of Leadville in 1942, Camp Hale served as the training grounds for the US Army’s Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. Troops learned to ski, snowshoe, and climb at the camp, allowing them to perform important operations in northern Italy in early 1945. Many...

Ski Industry

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:40, last changed on 09/13/2017 - 17:39
Colorado’s ski industry anchors the state’s thriving tourist economy. Built primarily on national forest lands, the state’s numerous ski resorts attract upwards of 12 million visitors annually, generating billions in revenue. Introduced to the state in the late nineteenth century, downhill skiing’s...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 07:32
The Tenth Mountain Division (hereafter, the Tenth), was US Army division created in 1941. The Allies took notice of a Finnish division of soldiers on skis that defeated and embarrassed a larger and better-equipped invading Soviet force during the Winter War of 1939. Inspired by Finland’s success,...
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