ASPEN/SNOWMASS, CO – January 2009 - The Environment Foundation donated $83,000 to 14 projects protecting the environmental quality of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond as part of its fall grant cycle. Since its inception, the foundation donated almost $1.3 million to 260 projects. The foundation is funded by Aspen Skiing Company employee contributions with substantial support from the Aspen Community Foundation and the Aspen Skiing Company Family Fund.
This fall, the Foundation’s three largest grants will:
A parent’s most valuable gift might be bridging the past to the future. What if that bridge melts away?
In April of 1983, with my buddy Stan Tener of the Snowmass ski patrol and photographer Del Mulkey, I skied the Haute Route from Chamonix toward Zermatt. For five days, we climbed steep couloirs, traversed high cols, and skinned up and cruised down long, undulating glaciers—60 miles of frozen highway. We did it on “pins.” In those days, this meant three-pin bindings, narrow “norpine” skis and leather telemark boots.