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Snowmass history: Trail of trees

People drag Christmas trees through the snow circa 1973.
Bob Krueger/Aspen Times Collection/Aspen Historical Society

A story on harvesting Christmas trees in December of 1973 ran in the Aspen Flyer on Jan. 10, 1974, with a caption reading, “No folks, there’s no home heating energy crisis in Aspen. What you see here is a Christmas tree cutting at Snowmass Resort last year. You paid the Forest Service $1.50 and got to cut your tree instead of buying it for $15 downtown. They were going to be cleared anyway to make way for the new Alpine Springs run which opened last month.”

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