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Emerald Mountain Ski Lift

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Emerald Mountain Ski Lift
1948, Feb. or Mar.
Postcard from opening season for new lift. Dorothy Wegeman, chair passenger. For its first two seasons the lift combined chairs and T-bars. A T-bar can be seen entering the terminal. The lift served Emerald Mountain until 1954 when it was shortened to the top of Howelsen Hill. The tow house's familiar steep-pitched roofs would be added later. The winch for the boat tow was behind the two plate-glass windows at left. Note a snowcat in the parking lot. The lift was replaced with the current poma lift in 1970.
Steamboat Springs
Howelsen Hill
B & W Photo
Scanner: Epson 1640 SU