Ski Idlewild, a lost ski area not far from downtown Winter Park, Colorado. It began operation in 1961 with a blue Pomagalski (now Poma of America) double chair with shields. In 1967 a poma lift (Platter surface lift) was installed giving better access to the north ski runs and giving first time skiers an easier way to access the slopes. Ski Idlewild closed in March of 1986 after the first tower of the double chairlift had its left sheave system supporting the downhill portion of rope failed and fell to the ground. Luckily, according to a 1960's Pomagalski ad, the chairlift was designed to operate even after losing this part. There were no major injuries recorded.