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Western State College Of Colorado

600 N Adams
Gunnison, CO 81231

General Phone: 970-943-0120
Financial Aid Phone: 970-943-3085
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts

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Dick Eflin: Crested Butte's driving force - Vail Daily News

Alex Miller October 16, 2005 Print Email VAIL - The idea to start a ski area in Crested Butte was born, interestingly enough, in Germany. Dick Eflin, who will be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in Vail Saturday - was stationed in that country while serving in the U.S. Air Force. There, he met Dick Jahnke, a University of Colorado graduate who told Eflin of a wonderful place to start a ski area.Returning to the U.S., Eflin got longtime college buddy Fred Rice interested in financing a ski area in Crested Butte, and together they formed Crested Butte LTD, opening the mountain on Thanksgiving Day, 1961. Dick Eflin with a friend displays some early ski fashion at Crested Butte. Special to the Daily Browse Vail Daily Photos Bill Allen, a later business partner of Eflin's, said he sponsored him for the Hall because of his contributions to skiing in Crested Butte. "He's the last of the Mohicans," Allen said. "Probably the last person who was a founder of a major Colorado ski resort who's not in the hall of fame."Like many of the early ski area founders, Eflin was driven by a love for the - more available