Wintersköl Weekend

Aspen, January 26, 2001


Aspen Scenes
Closing Day 2004
Stella comes to town
Grannny & Grandpa Sand
Burkes come to play
Last day of the season
Peter comes to paint
Spring skiing w/ Todd
The Return of Gilbert
Matthew & Comedy Fest
Peter, Sue, & snow
Ski bums Tony & Michael
Oliver Sand in Aspen
Peter, Sue, & the Bull
Nick+Michelle head west
P&H cross the Pond
Closing time for Winter
Gilbert skis the bumps
Easter skiing
Moonlit Skiing
Olympic Torch Weekend
Katherine's Ski Film
Christmas in Aspen
Visit from Peter & Sue
The Deadly Bells
Katherine makes news
News in Aspen


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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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 updated 08/05/07