The object of multiple dives between October 1910 and January 1911 into the debris-clogged mine was to rebuild the pump at the bottom of the Free Silver shaft on the 12th level.
Big plans on paper have yet to turn into ski lifts.
The terrain to be added to Aspen Mountain comes with a history fitting of its name.
34 years ago on March 31, a monumental avalanche wrote a tragic chapter in Aspen history
Andre Roch exclaimed, “Immense schusses, where your face freezes and clouds of powder rise behind you, make the skier feel like a rocket.”
The first prospectors up Lincoln Creek in the early 1880s faced avalanches, unstable explosives, cave-ins, and odyssey-like distances to marginal medical care.
The last miner to live on Aspen Mountain, his life bridged the eras of mining and skiing
Tough terrain scarred by mining era tests ski racing elite at the 1950 FIS Alpine World Championships on Aspen Mountain
In February 1880, B. Clark Wheeler ‘skis’ into town from Leadville on Norwegian snowshoes to complete the first survey of Ute City. He renames the town Aspen.
The original Silver Queen appellation was first coined in the 1880s by town pioneers who saw her reclining across West Aspen Mountain, now more commonly known as Shadow Mountain. Then came the silver statue, and the ski run.