Let's go SKIING in Aspen's Powder!!! This original design celebrates Skiing in the beautiful Aspen area.
The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel / hand towel / guest towel / bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!
*Packaged in organdy pouch
*Machine wash cold and line dry
*Measures 20" x 29"
*Made in India
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* The area around Aspen was known as 'The Shining Mountains' by the Ute Tribe.
* When it officially opened in 1947, Aspen had the longest ski lift in the world.
* Aspen was originally called Ute City during the silver loads of the 1870s. The city was renamed Aspen in 1880 in honor of the aspen trees of that region.
* By 1891 the city became the largest silver production area in the nation. By 1893 there were 12,000 residents, four schools, three banks, an opera house, two theaters, a hospital and electricity.
* The world's largest silver nuggest was found in Aspen in 1894 (it weighed approx. 2,000 pounds).
* Aspen hosts an eight-week summer festival each year with over 300 events: the Aspen Music Festival. It is a world famous classical music event.
* Aspen is surrounded by more nationally designated wilderness areas than anywhere in Colorado.
* Aspen's treated municipal water system provides water for snowmaking on Aspen Mountain. Approximately 45 million gallons are delivered for snowmaking each year.
* Aspen receives an average snowfall of 300 inches per year.