By Jason Blevins, Denver Post
Frank Bulkley II helped more kids go skiing than just about anyone out there.
Bulkley, the founder of Denver’s venerable Eskimo Ski Cluband the famed Ski Train, ferried tens of thousands of kids — and then their kids — between Denver and Winter Park every Saturday for several decades.
“We tried recently to calculate how many kids Frank had introduced to skiing, and we got close to half a million. And I think that’s a true number,” said Jerry Groswold, the retired 26-year captain of Winter Park Resort, who worked on Bulkley’s ski train as a chaperone in the late 1950s, when the Eskimo Ski Club ushered upward of 1,600 kids from Denver to Winter Park and back. “I’ve found people all over the country who grew up in Denver and learned to ski through the Eskimo Club.”
Bulkley, who died last week at 97, lived a rich life, introducing generations to the thrills of skiing.
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