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Big ski-racing event ignored by Skico, city

Dear Editor:

Where is the spirit of skiing in this town? Aspen hosted the Nor-Am National Championships this past week and a half. Nine days of fantastic, national-level skiing. Well done, racers and AVSC!

It seems unfortunate for the sport of skiing and the town of Aspen that not one representative from the Aspen Skiing Co., city councilman or the mayor himself was on hand to congratulate the winner of the prestigious Roch Cup. In fact, I might have seen a whopping 10 people watching the race at the finish.

This is the oldest skiing trophy in North America, and what a trophy it is. Engraved with the names of the skiers whose pictures I see hanging all over town, especially the halls of the Skico properties – Roch, Maher, Erickson, Werner, Kit and Kidd just to name a few off the top of my head. Some of the greatest downhill racers to ever come to Aspen.

It seems like all the Skico cares about is padding the pockets of the Crowns. And the city is no better, debating shopping bags and pushing art museums? Please show some respect to our ski heritage and show up when the Roch Cup is out at the bottom of 1A, or remove the pics from your halls.

What a shame.

Adam Olson

Aspen


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