Skiing in Aspen, Colorado
Skiing Ruthie's Run in Aspen, Colorado; one of the classic Downhill runs in North America.
Aspen Mountain, known locally as Ajax, was founded in 1946; as the first ski area venture of the Aspen Skiing Company.
Ruthie Humphries made the initial $5,000 donation that enabled Aspen to host the first major international alpine ski championship held in North America; the 1950 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships.
In 1987, on a warm, sunny spring day in the mountains of Colorado, Switzerland's Pirmin Zurbriggen (already the overall winner for the Ski World Cup series) made history in Aspen; by winning both the men's downhill and the giant slalom.
He was followed in second and third places by Swiss teammates Daniel Mahrer and Karl Alpiger.
Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
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