Aspen U Speaker Series

February 23 - Paepcke Auditorium

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Ski Bums, Ski Towns, and the Future of Chasing Snow: A conversation with Heather Hansman

February 23, 2022 | Paepcke Auditorium, 6pm, doors open at 5:30pm for cocktails
Veteran ski journalist and (former?) ski bum Heather Hansman takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the hidden history of American skiing, offering a glimpse into an underexplored subculture from the perspective of a true insider. Hopping from Vermont to Colorado, Montana to West Virginia, Hansman profiles the people who have built their lives around a cold-weather obsession. Along the way she reckons with skiing’s problematic elements and investigates how the sport is evolving in the face of the existential threat of climate change.

This special event, in partnership with Aspen Words, is the only Aspen U we’ve ever done that requires tickets, and the first at Paepcke Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased below.

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