Founder of Sipapu resort dies

VADITO, N.M. (KRQE) – The founder of Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in northern New Mexico has died.

The resort said Monday that Lloyd Bolander died at his home. He was 86 years old.

Bolander grew up in Penasco and started skiing when he was 3. In 1952, he and his wife opened Sipapu which is about a half hour south of Taos.

The couple charged only 50 cents per lift ticket back then. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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