Photo Gallery

Please enjoy these photos from our Instagram, shared in chronological order.

Join us for our second Time Travel Tuesday program of 2023: Ski Gangs of Aspen. Hear from members of the legendary ski gangs of Aspen. Panelists will share stories from the early days of ski gangs and insight into today’s ski gang scene. Come dressed in your favorite retro ski outfit and show off your collection of ski passes at this celebratory community program!
TONIGHT, 5:30pm at the Wheeler Opera House.
$15 (free for AHS Lixiviator Members)
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The Savio chairlift at the top of Buttermilk, January 1963.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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People gathered at the top of Mill Street during a ski race, January 1963. #tbt
(Photographer: Jean Clausen Vagneur /
Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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AHS seeks interns for the 2023 summer season!
Roles vary, from staffing ghost towns to helping with tours and programs to assistance in the Archive and with administrative tasks. Interns are paid a stipend and some housing is available.
Applicants in high school or older are welcome to apply before the deadline, March 31, 2023.
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A racer crossing the finish line at Highlands during a ski school race, January 1964. According to the Aspen Flyer, "There are Stein Eriksen pin races Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at noon at the Aspen Highlands- but this wasn't one of them. In fact, the familiar blue parka of the Aspen Ski School is evident in this picture. The photo was taken during a challenge race between the two local ski schools in January. Stein Eriksen schussers won."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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A group of people on a tour of an Aspen mine, circa 1900. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Don't miss our first Time Travel Tuesday program of 2023- History scholars and actors from Aspen Historical Society will give first-person accounts of area ski pioneers in live museum theater character performances.
Join us at 5:30pm on January 17th at the Wheeler Opera House!
$15 (free for AHS Lixiviator members)
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Stein Eriksen in front of his shop, Stein Eriksen Sport (located at 410 E. Hyman Ave.), 1966.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Aspen Historical Society’s traveling exhibit, Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People is now installed at the Breckenridge History Museum and Welcome Center, open Tuesday-Sat. 9-5. The exhibit explores the past and present of the Ute people in the American West.
Check it out: http://bit.ly/3iB0oas
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Stuart Mace and one of his dog sled teams on Main Street during a Wintersköl parade, circa 1955. The Chitwood Block and the Epicure Restaurant are in the background. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Tomorrow!
Kick off the Wintersköl™ weekend with Aspen History 101, a theatrical crash course in local lore, born from the no-credit, all-fun college of the Rockies, also known as the Aspen State Teachers College. The performance features actors, song, dance, resurrecting the party-loving atmosphere of Aspen State Teachers College, arguably one of the more entertaining aspects of area history! Then get pumped for ski/snowboard season with a screening of the iconic 1993 film Aspen Extreme, which tells the well-known and oft-repeated story of two ski bums who ditch everything to live the ski instructor dream in Aspen. Get out your “onesies” and come in costume for just Aspen History 101, the film screening, or both!
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The float for Pinocchio's in the Wintersköl parade, January 1963.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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Tonight! Don't miss the first night of our Retro Film Series at the Limelight Hotel Aspen- doors at 5:30pm, films starting at 6pm! ...

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of our dear friend and valuable teammate, Alexander Hunter. His presence will be with us always. Please join us Sunday morning at the Aspen Chapel at 9:30am to share memories and offer support. ...

A Colorado Midland car loaded with large logs, circa 1893. There are two boys sitting on the top of the logs, a little girl sitting on the train car, and a man standing next to it. It appears to be on tracks near base the base of Shadow Mountain. #tbt
(Photographer: John Bowman /
Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)
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Pitkin County Commissioner Sam Howell (foreground) and others working to prepare the slopes of Aspen Mountain for a professional ski race, December 1962/January 1963.
According to the Aspen Flyer on December 29, 1962: "The 1 1/2-hour TV spectacular showing Wintersköl and the World's Professional Racing Championships will not be filmed here next weekend unless: (1.) a foot of snow falls by Sunday, Dec. 30 or (2.) a shovel and bucket brigade can put enough snow on the race course Sunday to prove to officials that hand covering the course is possible. There are no other alternatives. Either the filming is done next weekend, for rebroadcast on ABC-TV's 'Wide World of Sports' on Jan. 19, or the show will be cancelled. ABC officials in New York made this point clear Friday morning. Those who can help in putting snow on the course are asked to meet at 9 AM Sunday at the foot of the FIS slalom slope on S. Mill St. Work will continue until 4 PM. The entire course does not have to be covered Sunday but enough must be covered to show that the task is feasible. The snow-covering job will be under the direction of Aspen Ski Corp. assistant-to-the-president and former U.S. Olympic skier Tom Corcoran. While several people have indicated that the feat is impossible, Corcoran thinks it can be done- if enough volunteers are on hand. Volunteers are asked to bring shovel and a basket or a box to the FIS slope. Those without either implement should bring their skis to pack the snow once it is in place. If the show goes on the air, an estimated 15 million people will see it. Packing of race courses has been done before in Canadian and Eastern resorts. 'There's no reason why we cannot do it in Aspen,' one lodgeman said."
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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One lantern slide advertising Northland skis, sold at the Lewis H. Tomkins Hardware Co. (434 E. Cooper Avenue), circa 1930. "Tomkins" is misspelled on the slide. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection)
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Martha McClellan, Pam Felesky, and Kathy Allen walking through Paepcke Park in the snow, 1966. The Sardy House is in the background.
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Illustrated News Collection)

On Mondays we’re sharing memories from the 1960s with images from the Aspen Illustrated News and Aspen Flyer collections. AHS archivists recently completed processing the two photo-journalistic collections, which feature images taken by newspaper staff and freelance photographers. Explore these and many more historical images from the AHS Collection online at archiveaspen.org.
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A young girl, sitting with all of her toys by a Christmas tree, circa 1900. #tbt
(Photo: Aspen Historical Society Collection)
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Celebrate the holiday season at a special Teddy Bear Story Hour in Santa’s Workshop at the Hotel Jerome! Roaring Fork Valley Storytellers will share classic tales from around the world and kids are encouraged to bring their teddy bears or stuffed animals for this beloved holiday tradition. Families of all ages welcome. ...

The below albums feature photos from past programs. View more photo album highlights on our Flickr.