Scott D. Gorsuch - Sport Builder - 1991

In 1920, Jack Gorsuch learned to ski at Grand Mesa on skis he made himself, and went on to become active in the National Ski Patrol and well educated in mountain safety and avalanche rescue.   During the 1940's, Jack worked at the Climax Molybdenum Mine on Fremont Pass. There, at Chalk Mountain, he started a ski club and saw to the construction of a 1,200 foot rope tow in 1941. He continued to be the guiding spirit behind the activities, which grew into the Continental Ski Area.   A man who relished adventure, Jack passed the love of skiing on to his children, who grew up to be true champions of the sport. (Deceased)