Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Skiing Company will unveil the newly-restored Snow Screw with a free community event at Buttermilk on Wednesday, March 21st. The public is invited to see the wild ride in action for the first time in decades with driving demonstrations, a champagne christening, and complimentary hot chocolate. The Snow Screw is a 1930s era vehicle similar to a snow cat, but instead of tracks, the machine moves across snow on two large pontoons that “screw” in spiral motion that propels the machine forward. Funded by DRC “Darcy” Brown, Jr. and designed by Marty Keller in the late 1930s, the Snow Screw is thought to be a first generation snow machine. Aspen Historical Society and Aspen Skiing Company partnered to restore the artifact to working conditions in 2017. Thanks to incredible efforts by mechanic Donny Mushet, Jeff Jensen, and their team, the Snow Screw is likely the only machine of its kind running today.
Join us on Wednesday, March 21 from 3:30pm – 5pm at the Buttermilk base area
This event is free.