WW II ‘Soldiers on Skis’ at History Center
Veterans from Denver and Colorado Springs will give an illustrated presentation about their days as Ski Troops during World War II at the Old Colorado City
History Center Friday, Sept. 14.
They were among 8,000 skiers, forest rangers and outdoorsmen who were recruited for the Ski Troops and were trained at Camp Hale and Ski Cooper.
Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the free program is titled “The Legacy of the Tenth Mountain Division: The Soldiers on Skis.” It will begin at 11 a.m.
“They learned to fight on skis and snowshoes and saw combat in the Italian Alps,” an OCCHS press release states. “When they returned from the war, many helped build the U.S. ski industry. In fact, more than 30 members of this division have been inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame.”
The History Center is at 1 S. 24th St.
For more information, call 636-1225.
From a press release