These Heros Used Skis

Though downtown’s Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum may look sleepy—fundraising efforts are under way for a newer, fancier building—inside you’ll find the story of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, whose members trained in these very mountains to fight in the Alps during World War II, and then came home to launch Colorado’s ski industry. It’s worth sticking around to watch the 45-minute Warren Miller film about them, Climb to Glory—it’s shown every hour.

Tags

winter, ski, Fun, activities, family

Location

Vail, CO

Hotel/Resort

Manor Vail Lodge

Category

Local's Guides

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