It  started in 1947. On  the  side  of  a mountain. Knee  deep  in a bounty of powder.

Klaus Obermeyer, a young aeronautical engineer,  extreme mountaineer, and  skiing  aficionado had  just  dropped anchor in Aspen.  While  he had cut his teeth developing landing gear, designing  Maybachs,  and   rock   climbing  the   Alps,   he   was lightning-struck by the Colorado snow,  the golden sun, and the freedom of  careening down the  mountain on  skis.  THIS  was living  in the  moment, out  of  time,  and  in tune  with nature – a profound feeling... Continue Reading

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