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Jim Temple, pictured in 2007, was the original dreamer who planned the ski area. In 1958, Jim Temple had enlisted the help of some of the best skiers in the valley to explore the terrain high up Storm Peak to determine the best routes down the mountain. Temple died in 2009.

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The dreamer behind Steamboat Ski Area

How Jim Temple envisioned, planned what now is the Steamboat Ski Area

Even before he broke ground on the first trails for Steamboat Ski Area in July 1958, Jim Temple had enlisted the help of some of the best skiers in the valley to explore the terrain high up Storm Peak to determine the best routes down the mountain.

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