WWII & Camp Hale

Camp Hale

        Now a popular spot for fishing, mountain biking, and hiking, Camp Hale holds special importance for two reasons. It is the World War II training site of American ski troops who broke through German lines high in the Italian mountains and freed northern Italy, sustaining some of the largest United States casualties in the war. In later years, these veteran ski ...

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        Ski Cooper’s History

        Ski Cooper, Leadville, CO  |  (800) 707-6114  |  Website >

              Ski Cooper’s origin goes back to World War II. In 1942, the U.S. Army searched for a site to train the ski troopers of the famed 10th Mountain Division. Pando, Colorado, had an isolated rail stop surrounded by rugged, mountainous terrain. It received 20' of snow per year on average, which assured a six-month-long ski training season at nearby 11,700’ ...

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