Snowmass history: Ski school Stein
“Prince of ski instruction” did more than mambo down the slopes
“There’s more to being head of the ski school at Snowmass-at-Aspen than mamboing down the slopes,” the Aspen Illustrated News reported on Feb. 27, 1969 in a caption accompanying a photo of Stein Eriksen on the phone at a desk.
“The prince of ski instruction must also manage and that means desk as well as leg work,” the caption read.
Eriksen returned to the area in 1967 to head the Snowmass Ski School when Snowmass-at-Aspen opened after originally running the ski school at Highlands in 1958, then going to Sugarbush, Vermont, in the early 1960s.
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