Have a beer and talk backcountry skiing in Aspen
Seasoned adventurers Neal Beidleman, Art Burrows, Dick Jackson, Chris Davenport and Jordan White will discuss their backcountry skiing experiences at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Highlands Alehouse, located at the base of Aspen Highlands.
The talk, called “Backcountry Skiing: History on Tap,” is the first installment in the “History on Tap” series put on by the Aspen Historical Society.
Admission is $10, which includes a beer. Tickets can be pre-purchased through Tuesday at http://www.aspenhistory.org or by calling 970-925-3721. The day of the event tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only).
The panelists’ backcountry experience is rich. Beidleman is a climbing guide and mountaineer who has summited Mt. Everest; Burrows is a telemark pioneer and product designer who also has captured many of his adventures on film; Jackson is the founder of Aspen Expeditions; Davenport is professional mountaineer and two-time Extreme Skiing World Champion; and White is a photographer who has skied all of Colorado’s fourteeners.
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