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Special to the Daily/Mary Ebuna

Welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column going to the extreme ” the “Aspen Extreme” that is.

Everyone’s favorite ’80s ski movie (which was actually released in 1993 ” we’ll call it a period piece) is back on the big screen baby! Well, for one night anyway. And if you weren’t in Aspen last night, then you missed your chance to see T.J., Dexter, Bryce, Robin and the rest of the gang in action one more time.

For those needing a little refresher, let’s revisit some of the movie’s taglines, shall we?

“Skiing’s the easy part.”

“Two friends looking for adventure discover extreme skiing, wealth and seduction. Now they face the greatest challenge of their lives!”

“Top Gun on the ski slopes!”

Oh, how we miss the golden age of Colorado skiing: the neon one-sies, extra-long skinny skis, black tights, mulitcolored headbands.


We break from this nostalgic revelry to issue a heinous Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!!

“My four-year-old and I came home to Rainbow Village on Saturday afternoon to grab our sled to hit the hill. Stolen! It is a very distinct sled. A super noma gt (with the steering wheel and brake), it has real skis on it: two yellow skis in the back and a cut down shaped ski in the front. We’d really like it back. Who ever stole it, please give it back. If not, I’ll see it around and, if you’re on it, my boy and I will involve the police, and you can talk to them. Do the right thing. Thank you, Mo and Maddox.”

This is just awful. Keep your eyes peeled, Summit County. Honestly, who steals a sled? If we had a rubber hose …


Now, to bring some happiness back into our house, it’s time for a Smarty Pants Alert!! Smarty Pants Alert!!

Jordan S. Myers, of Dillon, was named with Highest Honors to the 2008 fall semester dean’s list at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn.

Congrats Jordan!


We out. To start an online petition to get “Ski Patrol” re-released on DVD (it’s available only on VHS), send an e-mail to

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