Photograph of Berthoud Pass, Colorado taken circa 1930-1937 by Ray V. Frost (1907-2003). The print depicts a skier posing on Berthoud Pass next to a snowbank, as well as another man standing next to his automobile a few yards behind. Skiers in the early 1930s would visit Berthoud Pass and drive up the mountain, ski down, and meet their driver at the bottom. A rope tow was installed in 1937 so skiers no longer needed to drive themselves up the mountain. Berthoud Pass remained open to the public until 2002 when the chair lifts were removed and the area was closed.
Photographer Ray Vermillion Frost (1907-2003) was a resident of Golden, Colo. and worked as a master brewer at Coors Brewing Company. He was also an avid photographer, traveler, skier, and mountaineer who photographed his road-trips, skiing, and hiking and climbing adventures throughout Colorado between circa 1930-1982.
Gift of Christy Fischer, 2014
Hand-written note inscribed on the back of the print says, "Berthoud Pass early 1930s."