History: A track of its own | AspenTimes.com

History: A track of its own

“In the early 1970s, Snowmass had its own ski track system. It was the first in the valley and a predecessor to the now extensive Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council system that will eventually reach from Snowmass, through Aspen to Difficult Campground,” stated an article in the Dec. 15, 1985, Aspen Times. “Magne Nostdahl, Amund Ekroll and Jan Johannessen started the Snowmass Touring Center and gave Snowmass the distinction of initiating track skiing in the Roaring Fork Valley.” Pictured here is Toby Morse, who was the director of the center and managed more than 30 kilometers of groomed trails in 1985. Photo by Devon Meyers.