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Mapping the 14 Spookiest Spots in Ski Country

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Whether you're a believer or born skeptic, there's no disputing that mountain towns have lots of ghost stories. It's not surprising, given their history as homesteads, pioneer routes, and mining and railroad camps. Curbed Ski has rounded up the most notorious haunted spots, from hotels and bars, to cemeteries. Pay them a visit, if you're in the mood to scare the bejeezus out of yourself. Happy Halloween, Curbediverse.


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· True Personal Haunted Tales from a French Quarter Tour Guide [Curbed NOLA]

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1. The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff
AB T1L, Canada
Gavel & Grand

2. Whiskey Dave's

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553 Pine Knot Ave
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-3283
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Big Bear Lake Vacation

3. Truckee Hotel

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10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-4444
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4. Taos Plaza

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South Plaza
Taos, NM 87571
Succulents and More

5. The silver mines, Park City

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Mortonplace

6. The Wort Hotel

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50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2190
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7. The Stanley Hotel

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333 E Wonder View Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(800) 976-1377
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All Women's Talk

8. Hotel Boulderado

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2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4344
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Hotel Boulderado

9. The Historic Brown Hotel & Restaurant

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208 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-0084
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Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery

10. Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-1000
Auberge Resorts

11. Telluride Historical Museum

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201 W Gregory Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-3344
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Four Corners Hikes

12. Forest Queen Hotel Crested Butte

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129 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-0236
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13. Green Mountain Inn

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18 Main St
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-7301
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As one would expect from one of the nation's oldest towns, there's loads of literal haunts in Stowe. Most famous is the spirit of former Inn horseman Boots Berry. Born in Room 302 in the servant’s quarters, Boots was a local hero thanks to rescuing some hapless stagecoach passengers when their horses. Alas, Boots' love of actual spirits led to his dismissal from the Inn, and for years he roamed the countryside, learning to tapdance (yes, really) in the process. Poor Boots eventually fell off the roof of the Inn while attempting another rescue, and today, he can be heard tapping away on the roof. If that story doesn't grab you, check out Emily, who haunts the Gold Brook Covered Bridge.

14. Herbert Grand Hotel

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246 Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947
National Paranormal Association

1. The Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
Gavel & Grand
Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff
AB T1L, Canada

2. Whiskey Dave's

553 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Big Bear Lake Vacation
553 Pine Knot Ave
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

3. Truckee Hotel

10007 Bridge St, Truckee, CA 96161
Tripadvisor
10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161

4. Taos Plaza

South Plaza, Taos, NM 87571
Succulents and More
South Plaza
Taos, NM 87571

5. The silver mines, Park City

Utah 84060
Mortonplace

6. The Wort Hotel

50 N Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001
Hotels.com
50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001

7. The Stanley Hotel

333 E Wonder View Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
All Women's Talk
333 E Wonder View Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

8. Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

9. The Historic Brown Hotel & Restaurant

208 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
208 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

10. Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Auberge Resorts
330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

11. Telluride Historical Museum

201 W Gregory Ave., Telluride, CO 81435
Four Corners Hikes
201 W Gregory Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435

12. Forest Queen Hotel Crested Butte

129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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129 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224

13. Green Mountain Inn

18 Main St, Stowe, VT 05672

As one would expect from one of the nation's oldest towns, there's loads of literal haunts in Stowe. Most famous is the spirit of former Inn horseman Boots Berry. Born in Room 302 in the servant’s quarters, Boots was a local hero thanks to rescuing some hapless stagecoach passengers when their horses. Alas, Boots' love of actual spirits led to his dismissal from the Inn, and for years he roamed the countryside, learning to tapdance (yes, really) in the process. Poor Boots eventually fell off the roof of the Inn while attempting another rescue, and today, he can be heard tapping away on the roof. If that story doesn't grab you, check out Emily, who haunts the Gold Brook Covered Bridge.

18 Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

14. Herbert Grand Hotel

246 Main Street, Kingfield, ME 04947
National Paranormal Association
246 Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947