Wintersköl Weekend

Aspen, January 26, 2001

 

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 Fifty-one years a group of bored Aspen locals held a weekend-long party to chase away the mid-January

 doldrums.  The party included a goofy parade, fireworks, and other festivities.  Fifty-one years later,

 the tradition continues.

 Before the excitement of the parade had even begun to die down, Rally, Kara, and Gilbert joined us for

 an evening's trip to the Tube Town sledding park up at Snowmass.  Sadly, when we arrived we found

 the park closed -- the chutes had turned to ice and were too dangerous.  People had been catapulting

 over the safety barriers at the bottom of the runs.  Not good.  A Tube Town employee had even broken

 his wrist in one of those airborne trajectories.

 

 But the guys who worked there thought that if we were insane enough to want to ride, they were

 insane enough to let us.  So with a Ski Patrol pal of Rally's taking part, the sliding began. . .

 No bones were broken, everyone survived the sliding intact, and we returned to town to watch late

 night fireworks launched from Aspen Mountain.

 

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