Here’s A Ski Team From The Past.

Can you name when? Who’s who? Thanks to the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this one.

Last Week

Well, last week’s photo was a challenge.  Not one guess. Thanks again to Dana Mathios of the Colorado Snowsports Museum for this description.

This photo was taken at The Hotel Jerome in Aspen. The photo is believed to have been taken in 1948, but some indications from the scrapbook this photo came from indicate a date as early as New Years 1939. The Jerome was built in 1889 and is often described as one of the city’s major landmarks. In 1986 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During Prohibition a celebrated spiked drink, the Aspen Crud, was invented at “J-Bar”. Later, the drink and the bar became popular with members of the 10th Mountain Division while they trained in the area. After the war, Aspen and its new ski resort became a popular destination. Celebrities vacationed in Aspen like Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Hunter S. Thompson.

The Hotel Jerome: If the walls could talk…Credit: Amuse

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Mystery Photo
    I believe that this a photo of the 1984 Alpine Olympic Ski Team including Phil Mayer, Steve Mayer, Tiger Shaw, Bill Johnson, Doug Lewis, Tamara McKinney, Cindy Nelson, Debbie Armstrong and others

  2. Avatar Howard Milewski says:

    1972 Olympic (Sapporo) team

  3. I agree – it couldn’t have been in the 30s or 40s – the skis on display didn’t exist until much later.

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