By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 5 years ago August 15, 2018

TRAILER: ABANDONED - Lost Ski Areas Documentary

A crew of backcountry skiers set out to explore Colorado’s lost ski areas hoping to find adventure amongst the ruins.

Instead, they discover the truth behind what made these areas close their lifts, and they show what skiing used to be like before mega resorts and climate change challenged independently owned ski areas.

Through heart-wrenching interviews with former owners, ski patrol, and historians, The Road West Traveled uncovers what it’s like to be a skier in Colorado's backcountry, and what it means to go from lost to found.

Coming in Fall 2018.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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