Aspen-to-Basalt ski tour canceled | AspenTimes.com

Aspen-to-Basalt ski tour canceled

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The Town to Town Tour announced Tuesday it will take a year off following its winter events in 2008 and 2009.

Each year, more than 360 participants had cross-country skied and snowshoed on the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Basalt and attended celebration party afterward. While there is broad-based enthusiasm for this family friendly event, the recession has made it difficult to secure enough financial sponsors in time to guarantee a quality event for 2010, said the event’s founder and organizer, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. RFOV will begin planning for a 2011 Tour early next year.

To volunteer or offer sponsorship, call (970) 927-8241, e-mail rfov@sopris.net, or go to http://www.rfov.org and click on “contact us.”