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Winter Words with Heather Hansman

Join us for a conversation with veteran ski journalist and environmental writer Heather Hansman, who will be discussing her new book, “Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns, and the Future of Chasing Snow,” which takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the hidden history of American skiing and reckons with how the sport is evolving in the face of climate change and rising wealth inequality with Aspen Skiing Company’s SVP of sustainability, Auden Schendler.

VIRTUAL ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $12
Available for all six Winter Words events

IN-PERSON ACCESS | Individual event ticket – $25
Available for the four Winter Words events taking place in Aspen, CO
(Dec. 7 + Jan. 12 + March 15 + March 29)

Access to all six Winter Words events:
– Links to join all events virtually
– A pass to attend all four in-person events
Book bundle of three self-selected titles from the 2022 lineup

For questions about ticketing, please contact or the Wheeler Box Office (970-920-5770). 


Heather Hansman, the author of “Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns, and the Future of Chasing Snow,” and “Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West,” is an award-winning journalist and the environmental columnist at Outside magazine. She’s a former editor at both Skiing and Powder magazines and a contributing editor at Backcountry magazine. Her work, which focuses on the relationship between people and places, has appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Guardian, and The New York Times, among others. She was a 2021 Aspen Words Writer in Residence. 


Auden Schendler is senior vice President of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company and author of the book “Getting Green Done.”

Event information
Wed Feb 23, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N 3rd Street
Aspen, CO