Good, clean fun
I just returned to Aspen after a three-week road trip. It’s always great to be back in Aspen. After reconnecting with my friends I heard about the letter published in The Aspen Times written by Dogger. After going into the Times archives I read the letter and found it to be quite accurate and very funny (“Proud to be a dirt bag,” Feb. 4).
Two days ago I was on my way up the Bowl when I crossed paths with Sam Ferguson, who was in the process of being hooked up to a tow line lead by harnessed Highlands patrollers. Sam, being a legend in the Challenge Aspen program, was grinning from ear to ear, knowing he was going to ski the Bowl soon. As I passed the impressive group of patrollers I was shocked to see how clean their pants were and could not help but comment on how great they looked. Well worn, slightly torn and scuffed – you guys and gals are still the badasses of Highlands.
So to Dogger, thank you for writing the letter. To Aspen Skiing Co., thank you for cleaning the pants of our Highlands patrollers and to the Aspen Highlands patrol, you guys rule. Thank you for all your hard work, keeping us safe and skiing every day. You guys hold the keys to the mountain and I respect and appreciate what you do for us.
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