January 5, 2013
Jim Temple, left, and Don Valentine in August 1965 at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. Temple founded the ski area.
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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.