||Demonetization of Silver ended Aspens 14 year reign as Crystal City of the Rockies.
||Billy Fiske, Ted Ryan & TJ Flynn formed Highland-Bavarian Corp. and built the Highland-Bavarian Lodge which accommodated 16 skiers in two dorm rooms.
||André Roch, Swiss mountaineer, gave ski lessons. Local boys Frank & Fred Willoughby joined Roch to form Roaring Fork Winter Sports Club, later renamed The Aspen Ski Club. The Club cut a trail on Aspen Mountain 6,600 feet long but less than 50 feet wide and named it Roch Run. The Club built the boat tow which could transport up for 10 skiers at a time for 10¢ a ride.
||Bill Fiske was the first American RAF pilot to be kill in action in WWII. The Highland-Bavarian land was leased to the US Army troops for the duration of the war for $1.
||Aspen hosted the Rocky Mountain Championships.
||Aspen hosted the National Championships.
||Friedl Pfeifer returned to Aspen and with the help of the Ski Club volunteers Roch Run was widened and several new routes down the mountain were cut.
Pfeifer formedthe Aspen Ski School with Johnny Litchfield and Percy Rideout.
Walter Paepcke bought a half dozen homes, hundreds of residential lots and one whole commercial block. He also took leases out on the Hotel Jerome and Wheeler Opera House.
||Paepcke, Pfeifer, Johnny Litchfield, Percy Rideout and others formed The Aspen Skiing Corporation. Paul Nitz was the single largest shareholder.
||The first chairlift on Aspen Mountain was installed. It was actually 2 lifts together - #1 & #2 traveled nearly three miles and gained over 3,000 feet of elevation. Both were single chairs with a foot rest and an attached lap blanket. A trip to the top took 45 minutes, cost $3.75 a day for a lift ticket and $140 for a season pass. There was a new beginners slope call Little Nell. The Hotel Jerome was refurbished. Dick Durrance, 1939 Olympian became the first full-time General Manager. Opening day was January 11, 1947
||Goethe Bicentennial was held in Aspen. Aspen was awarded the most F.I.S. Ski Races.
||Aspen hosted skiers from 14 nations in the World Championships. A young Stein Eriksen raced to a third place slalom finish.
||Aspen Music Festival and Music School opened. Aspen held the first Wintersköl, a toast to winter in January when there weren't that many skiers in town.
||Buttermilk opened with one t-bar and became Aspens learning mountain.
Whipple Van Ness Jones opened Aspen Highlands with two chair lifts, a t-bar and rope tow. Stein Eriksen who helped lay out some of the trails signed on to be the first Director of the Ski School. Highland had almost 30,000 skiers that first year.
||Walter Paepcke died.
||Bob Beattie brought the US Ski Team to Aspen.
Hawaiian surfers and skiers Buzzy Bent and Joey Cabell started the Chart House chain with just 4 chairs over by the Little Nell.
Klaus Obermayers first success was the dawn parka. He also came out with the first ski glove shaped like a hand, invented mirrored sunglasses, distributed the first real sunscreen (developed by Friedl Pfeifer) and was the first to distribute ski brakes.
||Snowmass opened at a cost of $10 million. Snowmass was a planned destination resort and opened with 5 lifts.
||Bob Beattie brought the World Cup White Circus back to Aspen.
||Aspen hosted the Mens American Downhill Race.
Fritz Benedict, veteran of the 10th Mountain Division helped build several of the backcountry huts that extend from Aspen to Vail.
||Fritz Benedict died.
||The 24 hours of Aspen was born in Keystone. Ed McCaffrey with partner Russ Klein set up the endurance run for downhill skiers and raised money for the National MS Society and the Jimmie Heuga Center for MS by logging 234,000 hours in 24 hours.
||The 24 hours of Aspen was moved to Aspen where it's been ever since.
||Aspen Skiing Company acquired Highlands.
||Aspen Mountain was opened to snowboarders.