Skiing has a long and storied history here in North America, and any die-hard skier can tell you all about the history of their local hill. We're putting your skills to the test with a new series called Skispotter. Each week we'll bring you an old-timey photo of a ski lift, ski area, or historic building and you- dedicated ski buffs- will guess where it's from. Have an old photo you'd like us to use? Drop us an email, we'd be ever so grateful.
Since we know that many a ski resort has Olympian ties, perhaps these other hints will narrow it down a bit: This particular person was actually a collaborator in the resort, which is located on the site of a 19th century silver-lead mine. Its first chair lifts were established in 1946, when the ski area went by a different name. Still scratching your head? The resort also hosted the Olympic Winter Games.
Let us know, Curbdiverse: what is the name of the ski resort, the year it played host to the Winter Olympics, and the name of its iconic Olympian collaborator? Make your guesses in the comments, and don't forget to send us a tip if you have a photo to contribute.