Education: School & Skis

When it was discovered about twelve years ago that the slopes around Aspen, Colo, could be mined for skiers' dollars as profitably as they had been worked for silver 75 years before, a permanent snow blindness began to cloud the vision of Aspen (pop. 1,200). This year, with the dollar-mine booming, the malady gripped the school system. School officials have long since been faced with the looming, 11,300-ft.high Mount Aspen tantalizingly visible from classroom windows. When book learning shuts down at noon every Wednesday, almost the entire school population gathers at the ski school on the mountain. The high school's ski...

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