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Snowmass history: A “super skier” hits the World Pro Skiing circuit

Stein Ivar Halsnes represented Snowmass on international stage

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Professional ski racer Stein Halsnes poses for a photo in the January 10, 1980 issue of the Aspen Times.
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“Super Skier Represents Snowmass on Pro Circuit,” touted the March 1980 Snowmass Affairs magazine.

“Too good to be true? That may very well describe one of the finest and fastest rising racers on the World Pro Skiing circuit, Stein Ivar Halsnes,” the magazine wrote. “Possessing the requisite coordination, skill grace, and courage it takes to win, Halsnes has added his winning attitude by making the decision to represent Snowmass Village on the WPS tour. … At 25, Halsnes is one of the most popular of the WPS rookies. World Pro administrators, spectators and even fellow racers have only good things to say about him.”

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