Hesperus Ski Area

Hesperus Ski Area

Small hill leaves big impression on locals
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Sunset cases a radiant glow on the mountains around Hesperus Ski Area as Dusty and Radiance Beals ride the lift for another run. The night is still young - skiing is open until 9 p.m.
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Radiance Beals slides to a halt after snowboarding down the hill.
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Cortez resident Tom Cashman lifts buckets of snow onto the lift to be dumped where skiers get off the lift. “We do it the old fashioned way,” he said.
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Olivia Hankhouse enjoys a cup of hot chocolate inside the Quonset hut.
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The current chairlift was installed in 1982. Prior to that, skiers reached the upper ridgeline on a T-bar lift handcrafted by the Hare brothers.
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Wearing her princess hat, Cortez resident Taylin Weber joins Snokatz Kids to learn to ski. Instructor Jenna Szczech helps Weber put her skis on.
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Night skiing is a Hesperus hallmark.
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