The generations that ski together… |

The generations that ski together…

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Aspen, CO Colorado
Contributed photoTom Anderson at the top of Highland Bowl with daughter Debbie Kadota and her husband Gus, daughter Jill Pisani and her husband Mark, and his grandchildren Molly Kadota (15), Jacod Kadota (12), Lawson Pisani (12), and Brooke Pisani (10).

On Wednesday’s Aspen Miscellaneous page we printed a photo of Rodger Gurrentz, 52, his daughter Jessica, 15, and their friend Norty Eisenberg, 73, who hiked and skied the Highland Bowl together, and who wondered if it was the first time three generations have hiked the bowl together. We put out the call to the community to challenge this assertion, and two people responded; one with photographic proof. Tom Anderson, owner of Pomeroy Sports in Aspen, gave us two photos of his family atop the bowl, which we’re printing here, and says they’ve been hiking the bowl together for the past three years.

And then we got an e-mail from Aspen resident Bobby Francis who says this: “History made? Not even close! Two or three years ago I skied the bowl with my daughter (Jackie Francis-Tyler), her husband, Chris Tyler and their two kids (my grandchildren), Jessica (then either 8 or 9), and Miki (then either 7 or 8). Obviously we were a TRUE three-generation group, so I guess we topped the Gurrentzes (and their companion) by a tad. On that occasion we didn’t take a picture, probably because we didn’t consider it a big deal (but when I skied it with our daughter Leslee, our picture was taken without our knowledge and, to our surprise ” and delight ” it appeared the next morning in one of the local papers). My kids and grandkids ski the bowl many multiple times a season. No doubt you’ve received dozens of e-mails from other three-generation skiers of the Bowl.”

Nope, we didn’t receive dozens of e-mails, but we’re still waiting. If you’d like to share your story of hiking the bowl with your multi-generational group with us, feel free to send us some photos. We’d love to print a photo of four-generations at the top …

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