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Buttermilk groomer is honored by his peers

Aspen Times Staff Report

The lead groomer at Buttermilk has been honored by Colorado Ski Country USA as the 1999 Slope Groomer of the Year.

Bill Blakeslee of the Aspen Skiing Co. was presented with the award for outstanding service and dedication to the industry at the 19th annual Snowmaking and Slope Maintenance Conference and Trade Show last Thursday in Grand Junction.

Blakeslee has been worked as a groomer with the Skico for 15 years, first at Aspen Mountain and now at Buttermilk. As lead person at Buttermilk for the last decade, he trains new Snowcat operators and coordinates operations with other departments.

“Bill manages the mountain effectively, even in low snow years, giving our guests the best possible skiing and snowboarding surface,” said Matt Wieben, Buttermilk grooming manager.

In addition to Blakeslee’s award, David Tegtmeyer of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. was selected as 1999 Snowmaker of the Year.

The winners were nominated by their peers.

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