The Aspen Historical Society’s Time Travel Tuesday program this week will focus on the evolution of ski and snowboard instruction.
The discussion, called “Ski Instruction: It’s All Downhill,” takes place at 5:30 p.m. today at Bumps Restaurant at the base of Buttermilk ski area. Cost is $8 or free for Historical Society members at the Lixiviator level.
Speakers will include Kirk Baker, a ski instructor who moved to Aspen in 1961 who also founded Aspen Kayak School; Andy Hanson, a ski instructor since 1966, when he started teaching with Fred Iselin at Aspen Highlands; Katie Ertl, managing director for Aspen/Snowmass ski and snowboard schools; and Susan Saghatoleslami, snowboarding director for Ski Doctors and pioneer of the sport.
Upcoming Time Travel Tuesdays topics will include:
• Feb. 4 — Guided Adventure: Leading the Way (location: Wheeler/Stallard Museum)
Feb. 11 — Fitness Pro: Different Strokes for Different Folks
Feb. 18 — Food and Wine: Setting the Table
Feb. 25 — Fly Fishing: What’s My Line
March 4 — Equestrian: Happy Trails
March 11 — Cycling: Working on the Chain Gang
All discussions will be held at the Limelight Hotel unless otherwise noted.