Hesperus Ski Area

Hesperus Ski Area

Small hill leaves big impression on locals
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.
Radiance Beals slides to a halt after snowboarding down the hill.
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.
Olivia Hankhouse enjoys a cup of hot chocolate inside the Quonset hut.
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.
Wearing her princess hat, Cortez resident Taylin Weber joins Snokatz Kids to learn to ski. Instructor Jenna Szczech helps Weber put her skis on.
Night skiing is a Hesperus hallmark.

Hesperus Ski Area

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.
Radiance Beals slides to a halt after snowboarding down the hill.
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.
Olivia Hankhouse enjoys a cup of hot chocolate inside the Quonset hut.
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.
Wearing her princess hat, Cortez resident Taylin Weber joins Snokatz Kids to learn to ski. Instructor Jenna Szczech helps Weber put her skis on.
Night skiing is a Hesperus hallmark.
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