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Berloni storms the USA.

Many spinners have been asking ---  What is Berloni America ?   A quick click on their banner will tell you the story, But A-Spin digs deeper.

Entrepreneur, Robert "Boom Boom" Nusbaum has teamed up with the famous Berloni Family of Pesaro, Italy 1637062-1190328-thumbnail.jpgto bring the world-class Berloni brand to America.  Founded in the 60's by craftsmen Antonio and Macello Berloni it's grown into a humongous International conglomerate producing a wide variety of home furnishings.   The company has 16 production facilities  around the world and is focused on three main business units----- Home, Office and Refrigeration. 

1637062-1190388-thumbnail.jpg"Boom Boom" gave up a promising career as a "session drummer" and composer to go into his family's biz.  If you live in America and you have carpeting in your house---"Boom-Boom's" team probably had something to do with it.  New York Carpet World was eventually swallowed up by a corporate predator and is no longer owned by the family. However,  the legend lives on with the 4th generation of Nusbaum merchants.

Now, Rob is teaming up with the craftsmen at Berloni to bring their Italian sense of style and quality to America.  They're doing huge interior projects in Basalt and Denver, they're big in Detroit, Chicago and their dealer network is growing rapidly across the country.  A-Spin  shout's out to  homie and former MERC  trader, Mike "two scoops" Schatz in Chi-town for makin' it happen.   Check out the site at www.BerloniAmerica.com




There's only one word that can describe the skiing today in Aspen /Snowmass-----Siiiiiiiiick!!!   30 inches of Fresh.  Despite the crowds---it was one of the best ski days ----ever!!!  


Untracked.     12/2/07         

Photo: Matt Power / Aspen Ski. Co.


Skier: Ted Davenport




Yeah... dude!!!!   The crowd at the Gondola yelped ecstatically as the ropes dropped and the buckets started to load up.  Sure, it was wet, but it was deep.  Yeah...dude!!   What started as an epic rain storm turned into the best powder day in Aspen since last February.  The A-Spin-O-meter said 12 to 15 inches.   Sweeeeeeeeet.  The huge line at the lift could have been labeled---"local's only", because the tourists were either ----not here ---or----still in bed.  Highlights included---ducking the ropes on Back of Bell for "waste deep" schralping.

Getting up early was quite a chore, especially after the town "went off" at the Deborah Harry show on Friday 1637062-1187123-thumbnail.jpgnight.  The iconic former lead singer for Blondie is touring to support her new CD, Necessary Evil.  She might be north of 60, but she still works it, and it was a great show.  Also, the crowd was a spicy combination of Hot Chix mixed with some Hotter ones.

But seriously, if you're a "hard core" athlete---and you know you are.  You should have been here tonight for the 2nd annual SUMMIT FOR LIFE.  It's a 2-1/2 mile uphill hike to the top of AJAX,---- at night, -----in the snow.  Over 200 racers wore, snow-shoes, ski's or crampons for the 3200 vertical foot uphill.  Olympic medalist, and Aspen local CHRIS KLUG is a transplant recipient---it saved his life.  Check out the Chris Klug foundation and www.summitforlife.org to see how organ and tissue donation can save lives.

More shreading tomorrow.               

Big time closers Lilya and Ruth Kruger with Marie P.--stylist to the stars, enjoying Blondie.
On your mark...get set.......
Johnny Aspen livin' large with Freshman class pledges Pamela and the aluring Alexis of Aspen Mag.

Klug getting fired up for the race up Ajax.


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The Last Ridge

Any history buff's out there readin A-Spin?   Check out www.LastRidge.com   1637062-1183857-thumbnail.jpg
Histrorian Flint Whitlock and 10th Mtn Aspen local Gino Hollander answer questions from the SRO crowd.

The Last Ridge,  is a new documentary from Producer/ Director, Abbie Kealy.   It profiles the famous 10th Mountain Division, who trained near Aspen and helped achieve victory in WWII--- in the Italian Alps.  Every major ski area in the U.S. has a 10th Mountain man in it's roots.  Check it out------it's very interesting---for $20 you can be a playa and watch it in your own screening room.

Vintage Ski World models pose as 10th Mtn men at The Wheeler.
Also, all the people clicking and buying from  the Vintage Ski World banner on the left.  Thanks,  and keep doing it.

Snow is expected this week end.  Aspen needs it and the FIS World Cup Skiers due here next week need it.

Snow Dance scheduled for Dec. 1.


Mini Pow Day in Aspen

Snow, just like Boobs,  is much better when it's natural rather than man-made or enhanced.   1637062-1181285-thumbnail.jpg

We got some help from Mr. Natural last night and it felt sooooo goooooood.   Still no skiing top to bottom, but at 12,000 feet on top of AJAX----   The six inch rule was in effect.   So the entire staff of www.AspenSpin.com hit the gondi ASAP.   It was light and soft and fluffy, and it almost covered up all the rocks and shrubs and other obstacles.  It's still pretty risky biz. out there, but they're opening new runs every day.   We're gonna check the validity of Ski Co's snow reports, but it appears that this season----  Snowmass is going to be the beneficiary of a little augmentation.

Today was one of those "stash" days.  A day that only the real ski bums get.   As fresh tracks were being laid, the word got out, the line at lift 3 (the only one open) got a little longer.   No waiting, just a few more Buckaroo's--- and Dogs and ----Chix on Stix sharing their joy.  Not to many KJUS outfits and BLACKBERRYs around, but plenty of DUCT TAPE and STICKERS.  It's good to be alive.

On the PARTY-CIRCUIT.    For 23 straight seasons, The Goldstein's have hosted the annual Ski Tuners Ball (STB). 1637062-1181279-thumbnail.jpg It all started as a way to repay the hard workin' waxers and sharpeners that keep the Goldstein's boards in tip top shape.  It has evolved into a rager,  a "local's favorite"--- complete with excessive amounts of tequila and plenty of hard core mountain athletes.    Check out the pix in the photo album----TUNE UP

This season, Ski Co. has relaxed it's former policy of  mandatory drug testing for employee's who are involved in on-mountain accidents.   Now it's a "supervisors call" if a Ski-Pro or Liftie must--- "fill it half-way, please" ---- immediately after a boo boo.   We realize that in today's  litigious society, ruled by the  corporate machine, that possible drug use by employees can be an issue.    But seriously----   One bong-hit never killed anyone------right?

A new demographic study showed that Aspen's skiers/boarders are ---older, wealthier, and willing to pay double to get here ----than the typical skier/boarder in the USA.   Really? ----   Amazing?

It's on now !!!!  You better bring it.