NOW AVAILABLE--A BOOK ABOUT THE SHRINES AND MEMORIALS OF ASPEN/SNOWMASS--ORDER YOURS TODAY--ALL PROFITS FROM SALE OF BOOK DONATED TO THE TRASHMASTERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
"Sanctuaries in the Snow--The Shrines and Memorials of Aspen/Snowmass" is a book about the shrines and memorials of Aspen/Snowmass, based on the material on this website. It was written by David Wood, who can be reached at AspenShrines@aol.com. It is the first and only book about the shrines of Aspen/Snowmass. The book author's two motivations in writing the book are: 1.) The shrines are a part of the interesting ski history of Aspen/Snowmass and the author wanted to do something to help preserve, catalogue, and document that history, and 2.) Raising money for a worthy charity in the Roaring Fork Valley. The author makes no profit on the book personally--all author profits go to the scholarship fund mentioned on this page. The book is a soft-cover book, and it details 51 of the principal shrines and memorials of Aspen/Snowmass. It is 79 pages long, measures 7" X 7" square, and contains over 225 high quality color photographs. A photograph of the front cover of the book is shown below. The book would make a good addition to your library, or to give as a gift.
You may purchase the book on-line by sending a payment of $24 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and mailing address. That price includes shipping to anywhere in the USA.
If you are in the Aspen/Snowmass area, the book is for sale at several locations:
Snowmass Sports, the Stew Pot restaurant, and the store 81615 in the Snowmass Village Mall.
Sundance Liquor & Gifts in the Snowmass Village Shopping Center/Town Center.
In Aspen at Aspen Eclectic at 635 E. Cooper Avenue in the Aspen Square building and next door to the Poppycocks restaurant.
In Aspen at the Aspen Historical Society, Wheeler/Stallard Museum, 620 West Bleeker St., 970-925-3721, and see http://www.aspenhistorysociety.com/home.html.
In Aspen at Carl's Pharmacy at 306 East Main Street.
In Aspen at Clark's Market at 300 Puppy Smith Street.
Any questions, e-mail AspenShrines@aol.com
The author attended a successful book-signing event at the Aspen Historical Society in December 2009.
The book received a favorable review in an article in the Snowmass Sun newspaper of Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by Madeleine Osberger, Sun Staff Writer; the title of the article is "Shrines revealed in ‘Sanctuaries in the Snow'." See: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20091223/NEWS/912229993/1064&ParentProfile=1039
The book also received a favorable review in the January 2010 issue of SKIING magazine. The title of the article is "Aspen's Secret Shrines, In Pictures," and it is by Jake Bogoch. See: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/fondue-party/ski-culture/2009/12/aspens-secret-shrines-in-pictures
In January 2010 PLUM TV Channel 16 in Aspen did a feature on the book. See: http://pdam.plumtv.com/public/marketing_player/15374
On February 5, 2010 PLUM TV Channel 16 in Aspen aired a short interview with the author regarding the book. See: http://pdam.plumtv.com/public/marketing_player/15593
The March 7, 2010 issue of the Denver Post newspaper contained an article about the book, written by Bill Husted ("Off the beaten mountain paths but dear to fans of dearly departed.") See: http://www.denverpost.com/husted/ci_14526778
The book is mentioned in an article in Colorado AvidGolfer magazine, "Visiting the Woods" by Jake Kubié, May 2010, page 24.
The author attended a successful book-signing event hosted by People's Press at the Woody Creek Community Center on August 7, 2010.
The author attended a successful book-signing event at the Aspen Historical Society in December 2010.
Michael Conniff stated, "There is even 'Sanctuaries in the Snow: The Shrines and Memorials of Aspen/Snowmass,' a book that is said to sell well in the Roaring Fork Valley" in this December 2010 article on Aspen Post: http://aspenpost.net/2010/12/14/con-games-death-becomes-aspen/
The book received a favorable review in an article in the Saturday, November 26, 2011 issue of the Aspen Times, "Book shares secrets of Aspen's ski area shrines," by Scott Condon. See http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20111126/NEWS/111129913 . This article also appeared in the Denver Post; see http://www.denverpost.com/dontmiss/ci_19516162.
The author attended a successful book-signing event at the Aspen Historical Society in December 2011.
During the week of December 2-8, 2011 the book was listed in the Aspen Daily News "Time Out" section as the #1 book on Explore Booksellers list of the top 10 bestselling books. See this link: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/entertainment/150484. In subsequent weeks it was consistently ranked in the top 10.
The author attended a successful book-signing event hosted by the Aspen Historical Society in December 2012.
The author attended a successful book-signing event hosted by the Aspen Historical Society in December 2013.
My book is called "the definitive book on the subject" in an article in the November 2015 issue of the United Airlines Hemispheres magazine. The article is "Three Perfect Days Colorado Rockies" by Sam Polcer. Click this link and advance to page 76: http://ink-live.com/emagazines/hemispheres-united-airlines/2227/november-2015/ For more information, see this Facebook photo album (you do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the album): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.954468921291739.1073742035.100001859201674&type=1&l=2c0cd12e63
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