Paul Hauk - Sport Builder - 1982

Colorado's State Capital lawn was 15-year old Paul Hauk'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.  Paul also served on the avalanche control team at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics. He 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. (Deceased)