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Dr. Duane Vandenbusche (Photo courtesy of Western Colorado University)

This weekend, in honor of Salida Heritage days, Monarch Mountain will host a presentation on “The History of Skiing” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Victoria Tavern in Salida.

The free presentation by Dr. Duane Vandenbusche, a history professor from Western
Colorado University, is part of the inaugural Salida Heritage Days festival which celebrates Salida’s 139-year history in addition to recognizing Monarch Mountain’s 80th anniversary. Vandenbusche is the author of nine books about the history of central Colorado and is a regular Monarch skier.

“Be prepared to be entertained! Dr. Vandenbusche always gives a riveting presentation,” said Monarch Mountain’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing  Dan Bender.

Those looking for more information on the presentation have been encouraged by Monarch Mountain to visit or call (719) 530-5000.