The Pando Ski Center was opened in Rockford in 1960 by Richard Bresnahan and his brothers because Richard was tired of the expense of driving to Northern Michigan to take his family skiing. He was a WWII 10th Mountain Vet who had done his ski training in Pando Colorado, hence the name of the area. Pando was the first area in Kent County and the first area in Michigan to allow “snurfers” and snowboarders full run of the area.
On Dec. 10, 1970, The Cass City Chronicle published the 1971 AAA Michigan Winter Sports Fun List. At that time, Pando had 9 slopes, 3 rope tows and snowmaking.
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