Hesperus Ski Area

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The Hesperus Ski Area is located near the town of Hesperus, Colorado, which is in the south west part of the state. It is off of U.S. Highway 160 just west of the town of the same name.


It has 13 runs, of which 30% are beginner difficulty, 20% are intermediate and 50% are of expert difficulty.[1] The summit elevation is 8,880 feet, the base elevation is 8,100 feet and the vertical drop is 700 feet.[1] It features one rope tow and one double chair lift.


Hesperus opened in 1962. It has operated off and on over the years.[1] As of January 2007, the Hesperus website says that the property is for sale.


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Coordinates: 37°17′52″N 108°03′18″W / 37.29778°N 108.05500°W / 37.29778; -108.05500