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ski legends

[ Wed, 2009-12-02 15:24 ]
Klaus Obermeyer
It's snowing in Aspen, which means the birthday boy is probably skiing even now

Today, folks, is ski legend Klaus Obermeyer's 90th birthday. Ninety years, people—and the dude's still hitting the hills. (He's probably out there right now: It's snowing in Aspen as we write this.) We've got Klaus to thanks for a lot of our sport's most useful innovations, the quilted down parka being the first and most famous, but also high-altitude sunscreen, mirrored sunglasses and some of the first waterproof/breathable fabrics.

Skiing Big Green

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Hallowed halls of a different variety beckon skiers to the Dartmouth Skiway, where long-standing traditions are still passed down through generations.

The Little Nell, Aspen, Colo.

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The Little Nell has long been considered one of ski country's most luxurious hotels, though never lauded as one of its most cutting-edge.

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