January 21, 2001 |
Aspen Skiing Co. has reversed its 20-year-old ban on snowboarding on Ajax Mountain (formerly Aspen Mountain) effective April 1. Ajax was the last mountain in Colorado to enforce such a ban. Aspen's other mountains--Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass--are open to snowboarders. The action leaves five skier-only mountains in the U.S.: Alta and Deer Valley in Utah; New Mexico's Taos; Mad River Glen in Vermont; and Perfect North Slopes in Indiana, according to the National Ski Areas Assn.
December 6, 1992 |
Colorado's tourism industry is stepping up efforts to avert a boycott following passage of what is widely viewed as an anti-gay amendment to the state's constitution, trade groups said Friday. The Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is shifting advertising in trade convention magazines to argue that a boycott against the city is unfair, spokesman Rich Grant said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2007 |
As defense attorneys accused the government of ethical breaches in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping investigation, the lead prosecutor on Monday was lecturing defense lawyers at a posh legal retreat in Aspen, Colo., co-sponsored by the jailed sleuth's former attorney. His topic? "Ethical Dilemmas in White-Collar Cases." Assistant U.S. Atty.
March 29, 1998 |
Here are five places I'd take the kids--again. That's high praise coming from me and my well-traveled bunch who have logged too many hours in cars and planes over the past five years as we've hiked and skied and toured and camped and cruised across the country and beyond. LUDLOW ISLAND LODGE, P.O. Box 1146, Cook, MN 55723; telephone (800) 537-5308. Internet http://www.ludlowsresort.com.
July 19, 1985 |
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and a group that includes Marvin Davis, who owns Fox with Australian publisher Rupert Murdoch, have sold 50% of Aspen Skiing Co. to the powerful Crown family of Chicago for an undisclosed price. Holdings of the Crown family include 23% of General Dynamics, a major military contractor. The family also holds major stakes in other corporations, as well as widespread real estate interests. The Aspen firm operates four ski areas in Colorado.
May 27, 2007 |
Touting tourism done right The Great Barrier Reef was selected top destination of the year by the World Travel & Tourism Council. At a May 11 summit in Portugal, the travel industry forum gave kudos to the Australian agency that oversees the marine park for promoting eco-tourism and protecting a healthy reef. Other Tourism for Tomorrow Award winners include Aspen Skiing Co. in Aspen, Colo.
December 26, 1992 |
Some famous figures who like to spend Christmas in Colorado were absent this year, but most resorts reported business as usual despite a boycott called over a new state law that has been attacked as anti-gay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2001 |
Every year, the pilots at Aspen Helicopters in Oxnard talk about putting Santa and his reindeer out to pasture. They say it's not easy to fly when they are lugging around a 900-pound electric facsimile of the jolly old man and his sleigh, made up of bright-colored lights strung over a large sheet of chicken wire stretched between a steel frame.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1995 |
Steamboat loves skiing. It has produced more U.S. ski team members than any other town. That may help explain why serious local misgivings about the side effects of growth seem unlikely to halt construction of what may be the last major new ski resort in America. "Isn't that a great epitaph for the Yampa River Valley?" asked Routt County Commissioner Ben Beall, a vocal opponent of the project. "Yeah, we love to ski. But does that mean we need another ski area?"