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Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass

March 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6


Join Aspen Historical Society at the Limelight Hotel to explore skiing’s illustrious past in the Aspen/Snowmass area. This community series features a wide range of vintage films from the Aspen Historical Society collection. Spanning four decades, the visual histories bring retro skiing to life on the big screen! Food and beverage specials offered at the Limelight bar may be enjoyed during the screenings.

This event is in partnership with the Limelight Hotel of Aspen.

Join us on the second Friday of each month starting in January through April 2018.

There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Seating is limited so it is a first come first serve basis.  Screenings will take place in the Monarch room which is off of the lobby.

Friday, January 12th – The 40’s

Film #1 – Aspen Before Lifts – (1945/46) (18 minutes) Promotional film of early skiing featuring Friedel Pfeiffer, Johnny Litchfield, and Percy Rideout among others.

Film #2 – Until We Meet in Aspen – (1949) (24 minutes) Promotional film made by Dick Durrance

Friday, February 9th – The 50’s

Film #1 – Little Skiers Big Day – (1955) (25 minutes) Film by Fred Iselin featuring Susie Wirth

Film #2 – Ski Time in Aspen – (1955) (27 minutes) Promotional film by Dick Durrance

Friday, March 9th – The 60’s

Film #1 – Aspen Winter Mood (1963) (28 minutes) Aspen Ski Corporation promo film by Dick Durrance

Film #2 – It Happens in Aspen (1966) (26 minutes) Time Life TV Broadcast

Friday, April 13th – The 70’s

Film #1 – Snowmass in 1967 (1967) (6 minutes) Aspen Ski Corporation, before lifts, by Dick Durrance

Film #2 – Grand Opening of Snowmass (1967) (23 minutes) Film by NBC News

Film #3 – Highlands Fling (1975) (20 minutes) film by Dick Barrymore

Information at or call 970-925-3721


March 9, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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