Mountain Mayhem: A moveable feast
The annual Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club Nordic Bonfire Dinner took place on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 10. The popular outdoor event featured an evening of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing around a 3-kilometer circuit on the Aspen Golf Course. Hundreds of participants traveled from bonfire to bonfire guided by starlight and luminarias as they enjoyed an evening of dining, drinking and socializing under the stars. Each of the four bonfires spread around the golf course featured a station offering a different course such as hot-spiced wine and cocoa, hot appetizers, soups and stews, and desserts. As always, local restaurants kindly donated all food, beverages and appetizers. The AVSC nordic team members and their parents, coaches, and Aspen Cross Country Center employees volunteered their time to set up the event and work the stations. All proceeds from the AVSC Nordic Bonfire Dinner and equipment rental directly support the AVSC nordic pro grams. I want to thank everyone who came out and helped make this year a success, noted AVSC nordic director John Callahan, who anticipated raising $6,000 from this years event. Next on the AVSC event calendar is a screening of iconic ski film, Aspen Extreme, on Feb. 5. AVSC’s Alpine Team will be presenting the 15th anniversary benefit screening at the Wheeler with a post-party at the Cantina.
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A speeding car on Tuesday morning crashed into and destroyed part of the winter closure gate on Maroon Creek Road.