Midwest Lost Ski Areas Project




While reading that President Biden recently created his first National Monument at Camp Hale in Colorado

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I learned that

"At least 62 ski resorts have been founded, managed, or employed head ski instructors that were 10th Mountain Division veterans"

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So I wondered if any of these ski resorts were here in the Midwest.

This is what I found:

GEORGE NELSON JR., member of the 10th Mountain Division, developed LUTSEN MOUNTAINS, Lutsen, MN.

GLEN STANLEY, member of the 10th Mountain Division, helped Chuck and Nancy Stone create BUCK HILL, MN near the Twin Cities

EDWIN FOSS, member of the 10th Mountain Division, helped develop MADCAP WINTER SPORTS PARK near Clare, MI, along with Russell Foell and Dan Burdomi

MONT RIPLEY in Houghton MI was managed by a member of the 10th Mountain Division see comments, search “michigan”

ERNIE MARESKE - ski instructor at SUNDOWN Ski Area, Dubuque, IA
Peak Performers - Retoree / Ski Instructor - The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa) · Sat, Feb 28, 1998

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