Righteous, Curbediverse. Y'all correctly guessed the answer to round 13 of our weekly trivia game, naming the mining town-turned-ski-resort that in 1887 produced a 13-pound gold nugget.
The answer is Breckenridge, which was founded in the mid-19th century and was a gold mining hotspot. The mega-nugget found in 1887 was named Tom's Baby, and is on display at the Colorado Natural History Museum in Denver (over five pounds were never recovered, making it just a really big honkin' nugget, rather than a stupendously ginormous one).
The first lift at Breck was Peak 8, which opened in 1961. It was another 10 years before Peak 9 opened, but the rest is history. Today, the resort is the most swank in Summit County, and a fave of Denverites looking for a weekend getaway.
Tune in for next week's Skispotter, and don't forget to send us your photos or ideas.
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