Eat, ski and be merry |

Eat, ski and be merry

Dear Editor: The 2011 Town-to-Town Tour, put on by the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, is in just a few days! For anyone who has not heard about it, it is a non-competitive tour from Aspen to Woody Creek to Basalt on snowshoes or cross-country skis.

If you aren’t sure about participating, here is why you should:

• RFOV has fantastic food;

• The Roaring Fork Valley is amazingly beautiful and scenic (why else do you live here?);

• The forecast for Saturday is in the mid-30s;

• RFOV is a volunteer-based nonprofit that does an inconceivable amount of work in our valley, and you can support them by skiing or snowshoeing and eating great food. Thirty dollars (individual registration fee) is about the same as a normal dinner out in town, right? And for this you get food and improved hiking trails and recreational accessibility.

Please join in on the Town-to-Town on Saturday! I am in upstate New York at St. Lawrence University; if I were able to be home, I would take advantage of the amazing opportunity to support my community in a heartbeat! My envy is inexpressible.

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As an Aspen-raised skier and hiker living in a different part of the country, I appreciate our opportunities and resources more and more the longer I am away from home. Please get out there, enjoy the company of your neighbors, and indulge in great food. It is the best possible way to spend your Saturday.

Annalise Grueter

St. Lawrence University, 2012 (AHS, 2008)

RFOV Crew Leader

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