GHM is temporarily showcasing an original painted map by Hal Shelton (1916-2004), who is best known for the artwork he created for the ski industry. It’s housed in the Legendary People gallery, which features biographies of important locals and some surprising facts. The changing exhibit currently features about 20 women who were influential in Golden along with key artifacts from their personal effects.
On loan from the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame, the nearly eight-foot-wide painting was created around 1965 for Colorado Ski Country USA and includes a number of Colorado’s lost ski areas. You’ll have to see this one in person to grasp the scale and appreciate the sheer number of ski areas in the state.
This fascinating image will be on display for the bulk of 2022.