SNOWMASS VILLAGE - An article from the Aspen Today's Dec. 20, 1974 issue described the Aspen Classic Cross Country and Silverboom Ski Races held in Snowmass. "Settled in a large, round valley that frames the majestic and powerful Mt. Daley is the Snowmass Touring Center. Last weekend, there were two races there. On Saturday, there was the Aspen Classic, a National Tryout Race for the U.S. Cross country ski team. On Sunday, the Silverboom, a Citizen Race for anyone interested." With more than 200 racers competing over the weekend of races, the Village was an exciting place with the rapidly growing sport of cross country skiing. That year a special note was taken for the several "special" finishers, including the Pausback family from West Village with five family members competing and the youngest racer to finish, Thor Reeds, a 5-year-old also from West Village.
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