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Skiing stars from past and present

Aspen Times Staff Report

Some of Aspen’s skiing legends will gather Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House to discuss the evolution of skiing in the valley.

The discussion, part of Celebrate History Week, is sponsored by the Aspen Historical Society.

The event will begin with a sneak preview of a new film, “The Man on the Medal,” a biography of Dick and Miggs Durrance and their contributions to skiing. The film is about an hour long.

Juxtaposed with this footage about the ’40s and ’50s, the new Aspen Skiing Co. promotional film, “The Power of Four,” will also be screened. Celebrities from both eras will be on hand to take part in a panel discussion moderated by Bob Beattie.

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This is the winter fund-raiser event for the Aspen Historical Society. Patron seats (reserved) are $50. General admission (unreserved seats) is $10.

Patrons will be invited to “meet the legends” at a party in the Wheeler lobby after the event. There will be some opportunities for autographed posters, etc. at the party.

Confirmed participants in the evening discussion are: Dick Durrance, Johnny Litchfield, Klaus Obermeyer, Katy McBride, Casey Puckett, Dave Stapleton, Steele Spence, Mark Tache, Dave Durrance, Dave Gorsuch and Cherie Oates.


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