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Shaded area: alpine touring/backcountry - recommend uphill route in yellow

Unshaded area: Cuchara Mountain Park boundaries and future lift-served area 

In it's prime, Cuchara Mountain Resort served 230 skiable acres using 5 chair lifts. Today, you may access those same 230 acres via human powered skiing and riding using Cuchara Mountain Park to access USFS land. The mountain is a perfect place for those new to backcountry skiing to build skills and confidence and more experienced backcountry skiers looking to get fresh track laps after a snowstorm. The recommend uphill route is highlighted in yellow and will get you over 1,500 vertical feet and options to access all the old runs. While you're at the top make sure you take in the beautiful views of West Spanish Peak and the dikes down in the valley. 

When Lift 4 is certified to carry passengers it will provide access 47 acres within Cuchara Mountain Park 3 days a week (Fri-Sun) and holidays. The lift-served area will be groomed and perfect for beginners and families to have fun and practice their skiing and riding skills. All with one of the most affordable lift tickets in the state. Even when the lift is open, the rest of the mountain (USFS land) will continue to accessible via Cuchara Mountain park for alpine touring and backcountry exploring!

Mountain Stats

Average Snowfall: 250"

Vertical Feet: 1,562

Top Elevation: 10,808 feet

Base Elevation: 9,246 feet


Lift 4 Stats
Mfg: Mid 1981 by Riblet Tramway CO., Spokane, Washington

Length 1407 ft, Rise 267 ft.

  • 1200 passengers/hr uphill

  • Every 10th Chair downhill

73 permanently attached chairs

Trails Served: 3 Primary, 4 or 5 Secondary

More information on the Cuchara Mountain Park Website

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