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Photo Credit: Pamala Ward


Panadero Ski Corporation is working hard to open Lift 4 and with it access to 7 beginner and family-friendly runs, all on a truly affordable lift ticket. To be able to open and provide the best experience possible we've identified the four critical areas below that need funding to return lift-served skiing to Cuchara Mountain Park. Please tell us if you'd like to direct your donation to a specific area.


Once we are open, we plan to:

  • Develop rental and ski school programs

  • Begin youth programs with local school districts and organizations to promote involvement in skiing/snowboarding

  • Provide the best skiing/riding experience at a low cost

Your generous donation will support our efforts to return skiing to Cuchara. If your business is interested in our sponsorship/partner opportunities, see below or contact us!


Online Donations Now Available!

Donate to your comfort level - everything makes a difference.

Consider being a monthly donor to multiply your impact.

Lift 4

The lynchpin for everything:

  • Final repairs, parts and safety updates to pass state inspection ($10,000)

  • Pay for state inspection and certification ($16,000)

  • ​Insurance ($12,000)

  • Continued maintenance


Snowmaking & Grooming

Consistent and quality snow, extend the ski season, and build a park & railyard

  • Snowmaking guns and parts ($50,000)

  • Electrical and plumbing repairs and upgrades ($6,000)

  • Snowcat repair​ ($20,000)



Ensure skiing at Cuchara Mountain Park is as safe as possible

  • Tower padding, netting, fencing ($10,000)

  • Signage  ($3,000)

  • Medical and evac equipment ($5,000)



Hire experienced ski industry staff to ensure safe and efficient operations. 


We also have a need for many  in-kind donations. Please see our list of needs below:
For Ski Areas/Ski Area Specific 
For the General Public

Panadero Ski Corporation

PO Box 983

La Veta, Colorado 81055

Donation Questions? Email

Panadero Ski Corporation: a 501c3 Non-profit bringing lift aided skiing and year-round recreation to Cuchara Mountain Park.

For larger donations, please consider sending us a check to avoid processing fees:

Please make checks payable to:

Panadero Ski Corporation

Mail checks to:

Panadero Ski Corp

PO Box 983

La Veta, CO 81055


Some sponsorship options include:

  • Event sponsorships and Corporate Partnerships available - we will work with your to promote your business!  See our 2022 Sponsorship Packet HERE or contact us for more info

  • Sponsor a tower! For $5000 your name or business name will  be placed on one of our 11 lift towers!


Please donate and come join us as we strive to make the Cuchara Mountain Park (a Huerfano county park in perpetuity) all that it can be... Thank you!

*Financial reports can be provided upon request

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