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‘Climb to Glory’ ski trooper film returns to Aspen

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The Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will present "Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers," a documentary film detailing their story.

The film returns to the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday and includes a USO-style performance with the Not-So-Andrews Sisters, a discussion featuring 10th Mountain veteran John Tripp at 6 p.m. and a 45-minute movie screening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

Produced by Warren Miller Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, the documentary tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers and how they transformed skiing as a whole and championed the U.S. ski industry after World War II. In Aspen, veterans such as Friedl Pfeifer and Fritz Benedict were instrumental in reinvigorating the town and bringing skiing to it.

Proceeds from the film will benefit the Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club. Tickets are available at the Wheeler Box Office by calling 970-920-5770 or at http://www.aspenshowtix.com.