Goethe Bicentennial Celebration with Dr. Albert Schweitzer as guest lecturer (his only visit to the US) is held in tent designed by Eero Saarinen. The success of the event gives birth to summer cultural institutions including the Aspen Music Festival & School, Aspen Institute, and International Design Conference. Stuart Mace opens Toklat at Ashcroft.
Aspen hosts the FIS World Alpine Championships, the first sanctioned international competition in the U.S. World class skiers now recognize Aspen’s skiing potential.
Friedl Pfeifer opens Buttermilk Mountain. Aspen Highlands opens. DRC Brown becomes President of the Aspen Skiing Corporation.