Project DOCUMERICA: 1970’s Skiing Resort Photos of Aspen, Colorado

American photographer Ron Hoffman captured images of skiing and other recreational activity in the Aspen, Colorado, area, in January and February of 1974.


Looking North on Galena Street to the Ajax Mountain Ski Area 02/1974


Popcorn Wagon at Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


Skier Quenches Thirst at Timber Line Outdoor Restaurant 01/1974


Skiers Have Late Day Drink on the Mountain 01/1974


Members of the Ski Club of Washington, D.C. Soak Out Muscle Fatigue at the Continental Inn Pool 01/1974


Members of the Ski Club of Washington, D.C. Soak Out Muscle Fatigue at the Continental Inn Pool 01/1974


Catching Up on the News 02/1974


Walking Dogs on the Aspen Mall 02/1974


Ski Emblems Decorate Door of Donovans, an Apres Ski Spot 02/1974


This Private Home on Snowmass Mountain Is Just 75 Yards from a Ski Lift 01/1974


Timber Line Bar & Restaurant on Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


Line to Buy Ski Lift Tickets. On a Busy Day the Purchase Can Take One Hour 01/1974


Hawking Beer to Skiers Outside the Timber Line Restaurant and Bar at Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


Outdoor Lunch, Halfway Up Snowmass Mountain, at About 10,000 Feet 01/1974


Skiers Enjoy Late Afternoon Sun and a Snack 02/1974


The Aspen Ski Association Provides Free Bus Service to the Different Ski Areas. the Longest Ride Is 30 Minutes 01/1974


Chair Lift Goes to the Top of Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


All the Lifts at Aspen Are Chairlifts. This One Is Going Up 11,800 Feet on Aspen Highlands Mountain, Highest Ski Area at Aspen 01/1974


Looking Down at Sam’s Knob Restaurant from the Top of Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


At Some Points Just Skiing through Can Start an Avalanche One of the Jobs of the Ski Patrol Is to Find and Mark Such Danger Spots 01/1974


Enjoying the View before Taking Run from the Top of Snowmass Mountain 01/1974


Skiing Down an Expert Trail on Aspen Highlands Mountain Expert Trails Tend to Be Steep, Narrow and Full of Moguls 01/1974


Casts and Crutches Are Part of the Skiing Scene 02/1974


Heading for the Ski Lift 02/1974


In the Village 02/1974


Skiers Ready to Travel 02/1974


Skiers on the Bus to Aspen. Snow Storms or Icy Roads Make Schedules More a Hope Than a Commitment 01/1974


Lunch at Pepi’s Outdoor Cafe 02/1974


In the Village 02/1974


Snug as a Bug in a Carton on Runners 02/1974


After the Skiing — A Rest and a Drink in the Late Afternoon Sun 02/1974


Frazier’s Bar Is at the Bottom of Lionshead Mountain 02/1974


Skiing Part of the Trip Is over for One Young Woman 01/1974

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