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Aspen hosts send-off celebration for Olympians

Jan 30, 2018

Simi Hamilton trains in Aspen this fall.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Six local skiers from three disciplines will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Freeskiers Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace will compete in half-pipe; Wiley Maple and Alice McKinnis have qualified as alpine racers; and Simi Hamilton and Noah Hoffman will race in cross country events.

Aspen Snowmass is hosting a send-off celebration for these athletes Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Aspen Mountain gondola plaza. Former Olympian Chris Klug will introduce Ferreira and Yater-Wallace and the families of the other skiers.