Scenes from the Aspen World Cup 2023, and the Dedication of Beattie Way
Bob Beattie Ski Foundation Chairman Mike Hundert skiing Aspen Mountain with the incomparable Franz Klammer, Aspen head pro Andy Docken, and legendary speed skiing champion, Olympian and former World Pro Skiing competitor Franz Weber. Weber was a founding board member of BBSF.
In the World Cup downhill finish area at the bottom of Aspen Mountain for the ceremony honoring the late Bob Beattie was (L to R) Andy Mill, Franz Klammer, Franz Weber, and Zeno Beattie
March 3, 2023, Aspen Skiing Company managing partner, Jim Crown, hosted the trail naming ceremony. “What could be more fitting than to have the bottom of the (FIS World Cup) downhill course…honor the person who did more for World Cup skiing…than any single person?” Beattie, who lived in Woody Creek, was co-creator of the World Cup in 1966, before creating World Pro Skiing in 1969. Crown continued, “Bob was an incredible teacher (US Ski Team and University of Colorado ski team coach), an author, a commentator….” Bob’s son Zeno was there, along with other family members.
Aspen’s Andy Mill, who finished fifth in the 1976 Olympic Downhill at Innsbruck Austria enjoys the return of World Cup skiing to Aspen with Jim Crown, Managing partner of the Aspen Skiing Company, and both Carol and Mike Hundert. Mike is chairman of the Bob Beattie Ski Foundation and worked for The Coach in the 1970’s and 80’s as, among other things, “the voice” of pro skiing.
Jim Crown chats with Zeno Beattie and Carol Hundert
A group of Beattie family and friends were on hand for the naming of Beattie Way on Aspen Mountain and watch the Men’s World Cup Downhill that followed.