CON GAMES: The Point Of Breckenridge

That exclamation point from a young skier was literally the last thing I heard as I took my tools of ignorance off the mountain and into One Ski Hill Place at Breckenridge, at the end of an immensely satisfying day on the slopes. I didn’t really expect to like Breckenridge much at all, and the chill... Read more →

CON GAMES: Snow Job In Aspen Skico Pay Stinkeroo

As a former ski instructor and ex-AFL/CIO union treasurer—a very small club—I feel like it’s incumbent upon me to put in my five pennies about the avalanche that has ensued from ski instructor Lee Mulcahy’s complaints about pay for Aspen/Snowmass ski instructors. Like him or not, Lee Mulcahy’s... Read more →

CON MAIL: Con Man, You Don’t Know X

An astute listener to “Con Games with Michael Conniff: writes: I’m sure you didn’t know of this or it would have been mentioned on the show today, but Sarah Burke (arguably one of the best female skiers ever) broke her back at this years xgames in the slopestyle also the crash that... Read more →

CON GAMES RADIO: ‘Why The Dali Lama Matters,’ Burlingate, Chris Klug

An eclectic mix from the Con Man: Robert Thurman, author of “Why The Dali Lama Matters,” the father of actress Uma Thurman; then a rant on City officials blaming him for a rumor; and finally a visit from Aspen Olympian snowboarder Chris Klug, with news of his foundation to promote organ donation. Click... Read more →

CON GAMES 24/7: AVSC, Democrats Rally

The Con Man welcomes the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboarding Club back to the program, then explains why the conventional wisdom that said Democrats would be damanged by the primaries was so completely wrong.  Click here for the complete “Con Games with Michael Conniff” for Tuesday June 10,2008.  Read More →

CON GAMES: I Hate The X Games

Aspen is so cool and hip that it would be outrageously uncool and bodaciously unhip to admit that I really hate the X Games. To say so makes me feel like a traitor to my home base—and worse—because I find myself (again) in the position of insisting Aspen is not nearly so cool as it thinks. Now I... Read more →

CON GAMES: Welcome To Worker’s Paradise

It’s all coming back at me now–all those nasty quips about Mayor Mick Ireland and his foot-in-mouth Aspen City Council being Communists. Now people are telling me without prompting that Mick and his minions really are Communists–no joke. Still it’s funny. I opened the Sunday newspaper... Read more →

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