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Aspen Historical Society, Head 2 Head, & AVSC present SPIDER LIVES – Film and Conversation


March 14 @ 5:30 pm

Spider Lives is a journey into the rich history of professional ski racing through the story of renowned American ski hero, Spider Sabich. This award-winning USSA Hall of Fame tribute film chronicles Spider’s career trajectory from racing phenom to Olympian; from World Cup winner to 2-time World Pro Tour champion, including an epic season-long battle with triple Olympic gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy for the 1973 Pro title, which came down to a final battle in the final race on the slopes of Spider’s adopted hometown of Aspen. Spider’s tragic passing just a few years later, at 31 years old, sent shock waves through the town and the ski world, where he seemed destined to become an industry icon in his post-competitive life. Newly unearthed stories from friends and those who worked and raced with Spider recount the talent, generosity, and celebrity of this charismatic once-in-a-generation superstar.

Please note, the film is rated PG13 and has adult content.

Photo Credit: Spider Sabich during the Budweiser Cup pro ski race, circa 1975. Aspen Historical Society Collection.

Event Details

March 14
5:30 pm


Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611