Back to the basics? Or a new hustle?

Article by Allen Best

Skiing – January 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

AS BEST I CAN FIGURE, the story at Silverton is about how much sex you can have before you cease being a virgin. Aaron Brill professes near virginity with his new Silverton Mountain Ski Area, and if I sound skeptical, perhaps even cynical, maybe it’s because I haven’t been among those reporters who have trouped to this newfound Shangri-La of 50° slopes, 13,000-foot peaks, and just one lift.

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Spirit of Snow, a film by Dave O’Leske

Review by Allen Best

Skiing – July 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

Spirit of Snow

A Film by Dave O’Leske

I never put on skis until I had twice voted in presidential elections, but I had voted yet a third time before I learned how to turn those skis. That was seminal. Now, 20 years deeper yet into life, I’ve turned skis often and count those days as being among life’s richest.

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Ice Crusaders by Tom Wolf

Review by Allen Best

Skiing – May 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Ice Crusaders: A Memoir of Cold War and Cold Sport
by Tom Wolf
Published in 1999 by Roberts Rinehart Publishers
ISBN: 1570982562

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Can ski areas be all things to all people?

Article by Allen Best

Skiing – February 1998 – Colorado Central Magazine

ADAM ARON went bonkers after a vodka company published an ad that lightly alluded to skier injuries. “There is nothing amusing about skier injuries,” said Aron, the CEO for Vail Resorts, an empire that now controls nearly 10% of the U.S. skier market.

Timing is everything, though.

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