Aspen History: ‘Ladies Day’ |

Aspen History: ‘Ladies Day’

One color slide transparency of the base lodge at Aspen Highlands. Skis, poles and people can be seen in front of the lodge, January 1961.

“Ladies day slated next week, Feb. 14 by Aspen Highlands,” announced the Aspen Times on February 9, 1962. “Something new will be offered female skiers on Valentine’s Day next Wednesday, Feb. 14, when the Aspen Highlands schedules its first Ladies Day. Featured as Special Events for the ladies will be a free fashion show at 4:30 PM in the Aspen Highlands Lodge and special Ladies Standard Proficiency Races at noon, with Three Triangle Pins awarded for all women who qualify. The fashion show will feature ski togs from the Stein Eriksen Sport Shop and ski sweaters by Stein’s mother, who is visiting Aspen for the season, from Norway.” The image above shows the base lodge and Highlands in 1961. (Aspen Historical Society)

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