Spider Lives

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 5:30 PM |  Wheeler Opera House

Spider Lives film screening and discussion with Amy Redford, Christin Cooper, and Mark Taché

Spider Lives is a journey into the rich history of professional ski racing through the story of renowned American ski hero, Spider Sabich. This award-winning USSA Hall of Fame tribute film chronicles Spider’s career trajectory from racing phenom to Olympian; from World Cup winner to 2-time World Pro Tour champion, including an epic season-long battle with triple Olympic gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy for the 1973 Pro title, which came down to a final battle in the final race on the slopes of Spider’s adopted hometown of Aspen. Spider’s tragic passing just a few years later, at 31 years old, sent shock waves through the town and the ski world, where he seemed destined to become an industry icon in his post-competitive life. Newly unearthed stories from friends and those who worked and raced with Spider recount the talent, generosity, and celebrity of this charismatic once-in-a-generation superstar.

Following the film, Amy Redford will moderate a discussion with Christin Cooper and Mark Taché about Spider’s influence in the ski world.

Presented in partnership with Head 2 Head Foundation, AVSC, and Aspen Historical Society.

$25 / $15 children 18 and under. PLEASE NOTE: film is rated PG13 and has adult content

Ticket required: www.aspenshowtix.com or call the Wheeler Box Office at 970.920.5770