History on Tap | Skiing Hayden, 1937
Join Aspen Historical Society for an Aspen Brewing Company beer and the story of the first “ski resort” in the Roaring Fork Valley. Historian and actor Mike Monroney will present a character performance of Billy Fiske, telling the tale "in his own words" of his partnership with Ted Ryan and Tom Flynn to bring commercial skiing to the area. Due to the onset of World War II, the trio’s plan for a European lift system for the Mount Hayden area came to a halt shortly after they built a lodge in the old town of Highland at the convergence of Castle and Conundrum Creeks.
We’ll welcome spring from Buckhorn Cabin and celebrate Fiske’s lasting impact on Aspen, perched high above its first “ski resort.” History on Tap is generously sponsored by Aspen Brewing Company
Saturday, April 6th | 1:30pm - 3pm | Buckhorn Cabin on Aspen Mountain*
$10 in advance (advance ticketing closes 4/5)
$15 at the door if available (cash only)
Ticket includes one beer ($5 extra beer, cash only)
*this is a ski-in location on Aspen Mountain, take "Buckhorn" trail from the Sundeck.