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Cheer on the Aspen Nine at the Winter Olympics

On January 31, Aspen’s gondola plaza filled with excited locals, not to line up for a powder day but for a celebratory event to send off six of our own to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Actually, a total of nine Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC) alumni are competing in this year’s Games — compare that to three athletes from Montana and nine from the entire state of Utah. At the 2014 Games, four athletes with Aspen roots competed on Team USA. Impressive, indeed, and clearly a huge source of great local pride, judging by turnout at the Olympic send-off event. Continue reading

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