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Jeremy Abbott and the Stars on Aspen Ice.

Stars on Aspen Ice. Gracie Gold, Ashley Clark, Anthony Boucher and Jeremy Abbott.Jeremy Abbott grew up and began skating in Aspen.  He is now a world-class figure skater and a U.S. Olympian.  For the 3rd year in a row, Abbott, who began skating at the Aspen Ice Garden at age 4, brought a few of his world-class  skating friends to Aspen to perform on the ice.  Stars on Aspen Stars Ice is a major league figure skating production created by Abbott, his friends and family and the local skating club, Revolutions.



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Abbott along with Gracie Gold, a U.S. Olympian and Japan's Yuka Sato who was a World Championship led the parade of Stars on Aspen Ice.  Skating champions and international performers like Ashley Clark, pairs team Melanie Lambert & Fred Palascak and junior champion Anthony Boucher brought their talent o Aspen for two SRO shows.   Aspen's own skating sensation Sari Behr led a cast of Revolutions Skating Club performers that numbered almost 40.  The young ladies from Revolutions were poised for greatness and seemed super-excited to share the ice with some of the best skaters in the world.

The ARC was buzzing with excitement and The Stars on Aspen Ice did not disappoint.   The show was fast paced, well programmed and fun for everyone.  Abbott skated a flawless program and received a huge ovation from the hometown crowd.

It was a night of family fun for all ages.  See the Stars on Aspen Ice facebook page for more info.

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Memebers of Revolutions Skating Club in Aspen, Colorado take center ice.World Champion Japanese figure skater Yuka Soto made some new friends in AspenOlympian Gracie Gold and her co-stars from Revolutions.Jeremy Abbott with his sister Gwen and his Mom, Allison.


Independence Pass by Paul W. Harris

Paul W. Harris author of Independence Pass.When my friend and local Aspen author Paul W. Harris first pitched me on his "possibly true" story of bank robbers, blackmail and Aspen in the late 1880's I was intrigued.  Mr. Harris is one of the most eloquent ski instructors in Aspen.  He has a talent for vividly describing the movements and skills associated with skiing. He is one of the best guys on the mountain at verbalizing the sport.  I was confident in Paul's ability to spin a great yarn.  I looked forward to seeing his finished product.

When INDEPENDENCE PASS was published I was very excited for Paul.  His dream, his story, his project was a reality.  When I first cracked the book I was excited to see what Paul had produced.

Independence Pass exceeded my expectations in every way.  Harris wound a story around a young Irish transplant, Daniel Carrington and his exploits in Aspen.  Harris' accessible story telling style made the characters come to life.  Aspen in the late 1880's plays a major role in this exciting tale of love, silver money, greed, murder and blackmail in the old West. While Aspen has changed greatly since 1889...some of the buildings and the natural environment has not changed at all. Harris bridges the gap with aplomb. The easy reading novel is highly reccomended.

Congratulations to Paul W. Harris on his first book.   I enjoyed it greatly.  I can't wait for the follow up.



Kevin Smith. Can't shut the $@$% up

An Evening With Kevin Smith...yeah @thatkevinsmith.    This Sunday Dec 2O at Harris Hall, 8.30 pm.  Presented by The Wheeler Opera House.   Click 4 tix:  Wheeler / Kevin Smith.


Kjus: Style for Miles.

Many of you know that Kjus ski wear has been a long time and loyal supporter of AspenSpin.  The people at Kjus make sure that A. Party is  always decked out in the finest ski wear known to man.   Kjus started with an idea from Lasse Kjus the Norwegian Olympic skier and Swiss entrepreneur Didi Serena.

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The company has evolved into a premier provider of Ski, Golf and Active clothing internationally.  The first Kjus ski collection was produced in 20O1 and initially hit the U.S. in 2002.  Since then the distinctive Kjus logo has become well known in the active fashion world.  Kjus ski wear is known for its technical fabrics and stylish designs.  It's functionable and fashionable.  It's the best ski wear I've ever worn and it always provides style for miles.

Kjus Gift Guide. Click to see more.

Last January, Brooke Mackenzie of Kjus USA and I had a brief huddle at SIA.  She was running from one meeting to another at The Snow Show, but she still took the time to ask what color I was thinking for 2015/16.

There was a giant sized poster of Lasse Kjus in the FRX Pro Jacket in maroon and blue and matching pants. That one looks pretty cool I pointed at the 20 foot display.  Brooke just smiled and agreed..."that one does look pretty cool"

A. Party chillaxing in the FRX Pro.So thats what i'm wearing this year...and it's working. The Kjus web site describes the FRX Pro as follows; "the White Dragon stretch fabric sets new standards in comfort for backcountry skiing". Suffice to say its a technical piece of gear.  It's waterproof, windproof, lightweight and breathable...and the ladies seem to really like it.   Its got that shred ready/ ready for anything / free rider look and the colors apparently suit me.  

Older and younger women alike seem to be drawn to me like a magnet when i'm wearing my new Kjus kit.  It's truly unbelievable. I've skied about 1200 days in Aspen and I've never before gotten so much chit chat on the gondy from the ladies.  Young ones and old ones, rich ones and poor ones, thin ones and thinner ones. They all seem to love the way I look in the KJUS Frx Pro.  "It's sexy" one very well heeled MILF whispered in my ear as we approached the top of the mountain.FRX Pro Jacket

If I wasn't authentic, I'd be nothing.  So here it is, from the heart.

Thank you Kjus. Thank you Brooke and Chris.  Thank you Didi and Nico and Timo. You guys have always suited me up in the best ski wear...but this season seems extra special. This year...if I play my cards right...in maroon and blue...and if I shave a little more often...then maybe, just maybe I'll finally meet a girl.   I'll owe it all to Kjus. 

Huge thanks to Kjus for always making me look good.   

In Aspen you can get Kjus at Hamilton Sports, Gorsuch and Aspen Sports.  Kjus is carried by the finest retailers Internationally

Kjus is the official outfitter of the Swiss Snow Team.




Stars On Aspen Ice

Join Aspen's Olympic skating star Jeremy Abbott this Saturday, December 19,2015 for;



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