Miners in Irwin, Colo., skiing with one giant pole.

(Courtesy Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum)

Before Vail or Aspen or Telluride, skiers flocked to Meadow Mountain, Little Annie and Lizard Head Pass. Those are among 140 or so defunct ski areas in Colorado, and the stories of those places are in a new book, "Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Central and Southern Mountains." Husband and wife history buffs Caryn and Peter Boddie of Littleton wrote the book. They spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

Warner also spoke with the Boddies in 2014 about the first book in the series, "Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Front Range and Northern Mountains." Listen to that interview and see images from the book here.

Bruce Palmer at Dallas Divide near Ridgway, Colo., in 1938.

(Courtesy of Senior Mahoney and Caryn and Peter Boddie)