10th Mtn. Division vets speak at Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum tonight | SummitDaily.com

10th Mtn. Division vets speak at Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum tonight

10th Mountain Division veterans Dick Over and Earl Clark will speak about their experience as soldiers on skis in World War II at The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame in Vail from 5:30-6:30 tonight.The 10th Mountain Division trained at Camp Hale, south of Red Cliff. Its takeover of Riva Ridge from the Germans is considered a turning point in World War II. After the war, the division’s veterans had a tremendous impact on the Colorado ski industry, with more than 60 ski resorts – including Vail – opened by 10th Mountain soldiers. The presentation includes artifacts and a slide show. The ski & snowboard museum is located on the third level of the Vail Transportation Center. The cost is $5 for the presentation, free for members of the museum.

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