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The Parker-Fitzgerald Cuchara Mountain Park is operated and managed by the 501c3 nonprofit, Panadero Ski Corporation, in agreement with Huerfano County 

Cuchara Mountain Park is like none other. We are a community-based, nonprofit-operated outdoor recreation area created through grassroots efforts to renew a special area that was left abandoned by the former ski area managers stop operations in 2000. Read more about our history


We offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities with a focus on free and affordable activities that allow anyone, no matter one's background, skill level, or age. Our mission is to ensure no one is denied the benefit of the outdoors and help to ensure our community and economy thrive.


As a 501c3 nonprofit, thePanadero Ski Corporation is guided by the following:


Act as stewards for Cuchara Mountain Park, offering year-round, affordable, and fun recreational and educational opportunities for everyone.


Cuchara Mountain Park is a sustainable, all-season attraction open to all residents and visitors of Huerfano County to enjoy and learn about outdoor recreation and build an appreciation for nature. 

Core Values

  • Skiing and snowsports provide year-round outdoor recreation and exercise, an important part of a healthy lifestyle contributing to fitness, self-confidence, community building, and time in nature. This kind of lifestyle should be available to everyone. 

  • Diverse outdoor recreational opportunities make our community a more attractive place to live and visit. As we grow, Cuchara Mountain Park will provide a backdrop for families to make lasting memories, for businesses to thrive, and for fulfilling employment opportunities.

  • Cuchara Mountain Park and the adjacent public land are a valued resource and must remain available for the whole community to enjoy. 

The Panadero Ski Corporation is comprised of an all-volunteer Board of Directors.

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