WWII & Camp Hale

Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument – Recreation

        Leadville, Colorado, is on the doorstep of the nation’s newest national monument, the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument. Adventurers love the miles of backcountry, and history buffs come to see the site where the United States’ only ski troopers trained. The new monument also honors the ancient human history in the area, which remains culturally important to the Ute people. Where ...

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        Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument – 8 Fun Facts

        Camp Hale, Leadville, CO

              Leadville, Colorado, is a great base camp for exploring the nation’s newest national monument. Parts of the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument are only 20 minutes from Leadville. In addition to jaw-dropping forests, passes, and peaks, the monument offers fascinating history. Did you know this picturesque valley was originally home to the Ute people? That it is also where World War ...

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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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