About six miles southwest of Denver is an abandoned ski resort, but in the 68s this place was known as the Party Palace! Everyone knew if you wanted to get super drunk & high, do lots of drugs, & go skiing, the Party Palace was the place to be! After a few years there had been a lot of injuries, & even a couple of accidental skiing deaths because they were letting inebriated people do dangerous things, and so the resort closed down for 20 years; Then some rich weirdo from Denver purchased it to use as the artist’s retreat.
I live in Denver, & work as a shopkeeper & part-time delivery driver for one of the more than 2 local cannabis dispensaries. The first time I visited this place was to make a sizable delivery of cannabis products, and normally I never drive out products outside of the neighborhood of Denver for legal reasons, but she provided me such a big tip I could not turn him down, once I got there I realized this was a truly cool site. It was still a ski resort, only instead of drinking & skiing people stayed inside to work on their art projects. After that I made the drive from Denver to the resort two or three times a month, because these folks consume cannabis at a remarkable rate. The girl in charge even provided to let me stay with them for a few mornings to work on my own art. I had to turn him down, as kind as the offer was, because I care about Denver & don’t want to escape from it!