Peter Shelton

New Kids on the Block

Posted in Personal History, Watch columns by pshelton on February 25, 2013

An obituary in the Montrose Daily Press did more than catch my eye; it brought on a flood of unpleasant memories from our early years in Ridgway. (more…)

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Slow Lift Movement

Posted in Ski evolution, Ski history, Watch columns by pshelton on February 16, 2013

People bitch about old, slow chairlifts, but they have their up-sides.

Alta’s Alf Engen used to say he preferred the crowd hanging up in the air, rather than descending the slopes en masse. (more…)

A Fork in the Road

Posted in Personal History, Watch columns by pshelton on February 7, 2013

As the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade came and went last week, I thought, inevitably, about the abortion I caused, struggled with, decided on and went through with, in 1967, six years before the Supreme Court made the procedure legal. (more…)

X (Rated)

Posted in Personal History, Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on February 1, 2013

I had three reasons for going over to Aspen last Friday during the XGames. One was to meet up with skiing friends who have known each other since childhood and tell the most amazing tales on chairlift rides. Like the time one of them had a tarantula the size of a grapefruit in his swim trunks. (more…)