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Retro Film Series: Decades of Skiing Aspen/Snowmass

5:30pm - 6:45pm

Partnership with Limelight Hotel,  Aspen

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.

Screenings in the Monarch room off the lobby.
Limited seating – first come first serve.

Friday, January 12th – The ‘40s

  • 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 ‘50s

  • 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 ‘60s

  • 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 ‘70s

  •  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     

**Photo Courtesy of Aspen Historical Society

Limelight Hotel
Location Address: 
355 S Monarch St, Aspen, CO 81611
Admission Price: 
$10 suggested donation at the door
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