History of the Beattie Award | AspenTimes.com

History of the Beattie Award

Two more bits of info to add to Scott Condon’s April 3 story on Bob Beattie’s passing and his tireless work in the ’80s to offer snow sports to children throughout our valley:

Base Camp/ASK’s forerunner, Aspenauts, was conjured by ski school director Curt Chase and kids’ supervisor Linda Harlan in the late ’60s as a free program for Aspen school kids each Saturday at Buttermilk. The name “Aspenauts” was suggested by a local boy during the program’s second season through a “name the program” contest among the students.

Also, each year, AVSC honors an outstanding pro who teaches in the Base Camp programs — and this is the prestigious Bob Beattie Award.

Robin Smith


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.