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EVENTS AT CHAUTAUQUA

January Preview

Happy New Year! We invite you to unwind from the holiday season with an evening at the Chautauqua Community House. The January schedule kicks off with author Ellen Mahoney, who will be discussing the captivating life of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. Next, the documentary film “Sign Painters” explores the unacknowledged art of sign painting through anecdotal accounts from artists across the country. Later in the month, hear from two exciting explorers, and enjoy music from the highly energetic bluegrass and folk band, Grass it Up.

Read the full lineup below and purchase your tickets today! All events are located in the Chautauqua Community House.

• January 10 – Ellen Mahoney: Earthrise
• January 12 – Sign Painters: The Unacknowledged Artists
• January 16 – Eugene Buchanan: Comrades on the Colca
• January 19 – Grass It Up
• January 27 – Malcolm Daly: Triumph & Tragedy in Alaska

LODGING

Event night specials

With countless topics at the Community House this month, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Turn a great performance into a complete Chautauqua experience by staying in one of our cozy cottages. Special one night reservations available* for Community House events! Use promo code CHLOD132 when booking Community House event nights. Click here to make reservations online now or contact lodging@chautauqua.com.

*Restrictions: Offer valid while supplies last.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Happy hour and midday specials

Kick back and relax with menu favorites at a discounted price. Choose from a delicious variety of flatbreads, salad, burgers, and more. Served daily from 3–6 PM. View the full happy hour/midday menu here. Please note that the Dining Hall will be closing at 3 PM on January 8.

For reservations, click here or call 303.440.3776.

 

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CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY

Boulder’s first, closest and only local downhill ski slope was at Chautauqua, on the mesa fronting the Flatirons.
In the fall of 1947, Steve Bradley, the CU Ski Team coach, organized volunteers to clear the area of some of the rocks. The first ski meet was held in February 1948. The next fall, city of Boulder bulldozers removed the biggest rocks, and more volunteers removed rocks and built a ski run and three ski jumps. An electrically powered 850-foot rope tow was installed, and Mesa Ski Slope was dedicated January 9, 1949, to an audience of over 1,000 (Jane Barker, The Daily Camera).
Mesa Ski Slope operated for more than ten years. Tow tickets were $1.00; the hill was convenient for parents to drop their kids off. But it always had problems. The weather was too mild to provide enough snow, vandals attacked the equipment, and the gas-powered tows were not cost-effective. Mesa Ski area finally closed in 1959.

 

Boulder’s first, closest and only local downhill ski slope was at Chautauqua, on the mesa fronting the Flatirons.

Photo © The Carnegie Library, Boulder, CO.

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