Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame
Paul Hauk 1916
Inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame 1982
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Colorado's State Capital lawn was 15-year old Paul's first ski slope. From there he went on to participate in the first inter-collegiate ski meet, held at Berthoud, as a jumper while attending CSU. He joined the Forest Service in 1939. Known as the original "skiing Forest Ranger," he has assisted in developing many ski area sites throughout the state, including Steamboat Springs, Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain. When transferred to Glenwood Springs in 1957, as Staff Officer in charge of Recreation and Lands, his surveying encompassed sites in Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming.
He also served on the avalanche control team at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics. Paul has been retired from the Forest Service since 1977, where his career spanned the period of time from the Snow King rope tow areas to Beaver Creek. He lives today in Glenwood Springs.