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Skiing and Aspen – Five Decades on Film

The Aspen Historical Society is presenting newly digitized films from its archives, including longtime local favorites and rarely seen footage by Aspen-based filmmakers, in a series called “Skiing and Aspen — Five Decades on Film.”

The series kicks off with the 1993 cult-classic, ski-bum story “Aspen Extreme.” The following weeks will feature films from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s and then wrap up with “Skiing Everest,” a 2009 film showcasing the mountaineering endeavors of the Marolt brothers, Steve and Mike, fourth-generation Aspenites.

All films screen at the Isis Theater unless otherwise noted. All programs start at 5:30 p.m. and cost $10 or are free for Aspen Historical Society members at the Lixiviator level. Guests also can purchase a $50 season pass.

Film schedule:

Jan. 26: “Aspen Extreme”

Feb. 2: Films from the ’40s:

Untitled Joan Lane film, “Aspen Before Lifts” and “Until We Meet in Aspen”

Feb. 9: Films from the ’50s:

“Winterskol,” “Little Skiers Big Day” and “Ski Time in Aspen”

Feb. 16: Films from the ’60s:

“Ski with Buick,” “Aspen Winter Mood” and “It Happens in Aspen”

Feb. 23: Films from the ’70s:

“Dogs of Aspen,” “Snowmass in 1967,” “Grand Opening of Snowmass” and “Highlands Fling”

March 1: “Skiing Everest” with an introduction by Mike Marolt at the Wheeler Opera House

The Aspen Historical Society was founded in 1963 with the mission to enrich the community through preserving and communicating the town’s remarkable history. The Aspen Historical Society maintains four historic sites: Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum and the ghost towns of Independence and Ashcroft. The nonprofit is engaged in a $3 million campaign to renovate the archives and strengthen its endowment.

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