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Cuchara Mountain Park & Lift 4 Stats
Skiable Acres: 30 

Trails: 7 total - 4 beginner and 3 intermediate 

Lifts: One double chair (Lift 4)

Vertical Drop: 300 ft.

Average Snowfall: 250"

Base Elevation: 9,246 feet

Lift 4 Stats: Double Chair Riblet Tramway CO, manufactured and installed in 1981

  • Length 1,400 ft.

  • 1200 passengers/hr uphill

  • Every 10th Chair downhill

  • 73 permanently attached chairs


Full Mountain Stats (accessible via backcountry)

Skiable Acres: 230

Base Elevation: 9,246 ft

Top Elevation: 10,808 ft

Vertical Drop: 1,562


Skiing and riding at Cuchara Mountain Park is a unique experience. You don't come to CMP for feet of champagne powder, thousands of feet of vertical, highspeed chairlifts, or $20 hamburgers. You come to ski at CMP to remember when skiing was simpler, affordable, and focused on community, family, and expanding participation in snowsports and outdoor recreation overall.

In its prime, skiing on Baker Mountain served 230 skiable acres using 4 chairlifts and a surface lift. Today Cuchara Mountain Park offers two skiing/riding experiences in one - providing affordable lift-served downhill skiing and access to the backcountry!


First, (and coming soon) a truly affordable lift-served skiing and riding that is focused on beginners, families, and kids of all ages wanting to learn, practice, or just cruise on epically groomed runs. Second, CMP is an access point to get into the backcountry whether to explore the old ski runs above CMP or venture deeper into the San Isabel National Forest (all uphill users must agree to CMP's UPHILL POLICY and you leave CMP 100% at your own risk - be prepared!).

Overall, Cuchara Mountain Park is focused on getting more people of all backgrounds outdoors and learning and practicing new skills. Lift-served skiing within CMP allows those new to the sport a place to learn and do so affordable and more accessible than most ski areas. But it is also a place for the more experienced skier curious about getting into the backcountry to  build skills and confidence and or the more experienced backcountry users to get on fresh track after a snowstorm.

The recommend uphill route is highlighted in yellow and will get you over 1,500 vertical feet and options to access all the old runs. While you're at the top make sure you take in the beautiful views of West Spanish Peak and the dikes down in the valley. 

When Lift 4 is certified to carry passengers it will provide access 47 acres within Cuchara Mountain Park 3 days a week (Fri-Sun) and holidays. The lift-served area will be groomed and perfect for beginners and families to have fun and practice their skiing and riding skills. All with one of the most affordable lift tickets in the state. Even when the lift is open, the rest of the mountain (USFS land) will continue to be accessible via Cuchara Mountain park for alpine touring and backcountry exploring!


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