Peter Shelton

Bargain Basement On High Hills

Posted in Ski history, Watch columns by pshelton on August 11, 2011

Before the start of last week’s auction that would deliver the Powderhorn ski area to the highest bidder, I asked one of the bid assistants why an auction? The whole idea seemed desperate to me – you know: “auctioned on the courthouse steps for some family shame” kind of thing. (more…)

Hunt or Be Hunted

Posted in Animal Dreams, Watch columns by pshelton on February 12, 2011


I know which way a mind wended this morning, what horizon it faced, by the setting of these tracks . . .

– Henry David Thoreau


Last week on a long, slow chairlift ride at Powderhorn my eye fixed on a meandering set of animal tracks. (more…)