Snowmass history: Off to the races |

Snowmass history: Off to the races

Approximately 75 adaptive ski racers came to Snowmass for ski racing in 1976

Aspen Historical Society

“The Rocky Mountain Amputee Ski Association is holding its annual Regional Handicapped Races at Snowmass, January 17 and 18,” announced the January 1976 Snowmass Affairs magazine.

“Approximately 75 entries from all over the United States will race on Coney Glade or Log Deck to qualify for the nationals which will be held in California in February. All entries will also participate in a sanctioned NASTAR race. This event is open to all types of disabilities including the blind. Classification is based on age groups as well as degrees of disability.”

A banquet was slated for the end of two days of racing Jan. 18 at the Timbermill Inn, the magazine reported.

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