Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Jack Gorsuch 1903-1987
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1991
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In 1920, Jack learned to ski at Grand Mesa on skis he made himself, and went on to become active in the National Ski Patrol and well educated in mountain safety and avalanche rescue.
During the 1940's, Jack worked at the Climax Molybdenum Mine on Fremont Pass. There, at Chalk Mountain, he started a ski club and saw to the construction of a 1200 foot rope tow in 1941. He continued to be the guiding spirit behind the activities which grew into the Continental Ski Area.
A man who relished adventure, Jack passed the love of skiing on to his children, who grew up to be true champions of the sport.