History of Fatalities + Fire at Now-Abandoned Colorado Ski Resort
What Was Colorado's Geneva Basin?
Geneva Basin was a ski resort way up in the middle of nowhere south of Georgetown, Colorado that originally opened in 1961 as Indianhead Ski Area.
Between its original opening and roughly two decades following, the ski resort encountered a number of unfortunate events including foreclosure and multiple changing of hands of ownership before it was shut down in 1984.
However, foreclosure was the least of the unfortunate events that took place at Geneva Basin, ultimately leading to its abandonment.
A Series of Unfortunate Events at Colorado's Geneva Basin
Just a few years after opening, what was then known as Indianhead Ski Area would see its first of multiple tragedies in the death of a skier due to an avalanche in 1965.
In addition, legend has it that a construction worker at the resort by the name of Ed Guanella was the victim of a tragic accident involving a chairlift cable that took his life. Even worse, the cable had allegedly decapitated him, earning the deceased man the nickname "Eddie the Head," whose spirit is said to still haunt the chairlift that killed him.
Finally, after years of hardships, the ski lodge was eventually burned to the ground by United States Forest Service employees and Geneva Basin has sat empty ever since.
The abandoned ski area is strictly off-limits to the public, but you can take a fascinating look at what it looks like today below: