Final Thought, October 2012: Who wants to snowblade on dirt?
After the lifts stopped running on Aspen Mountain last season, the fine folks at Aspen/Snowmass, Protect Our Winters and 350.org organized an event called Connect The Dots on May 5th. The event coincided with Climate Impacts Day, a “global event designed to ‘connect the dots’ between climate impact, such as extreme weather events, and the broader climate crisis,” said the resort. The day featured live music, a civil on-hill protest, art projects and—seen here—a snowless ski race.
Employing the fanny pack and snowblade style, Aspen local Micah Davis rounds a gate. While sliding around in the dirt on snowblades looks like a grand ole time, the event demonstrated what skiing could become in the future if we don’t take action to abate global warming.
Skier: Micah Davis
Photo: Jeremy Swanson
Location: Aspen/Snowmass, CO
*This article appeared in the V15 November issue of FREESKIER. Subscribe to the magazine, or get it on the iTunes Newsstand.
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