Sources are listed below. Other sources are also listed on the individual and applicable Shrine and Plaque pages on this site.
Amusing Planet web site. See this October 15, 2016 article, "The Shrines of Aspen Mountain" http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/10/the-shrines-of-aspen-mountain.html
The Aspen Business Journal, "Shrine crimes: Who is dismantling some of Aspen's ski area shrines?" March 30, 2012, by Madeleine Osberger.
Aspen Chamber, "7 MUST-SEE SHRINES ON ASPEN MOUNTAIN," March 10, 2016, http://www.aspenchamber.org/blog/7-must-see-shrines-aspen-mountain (This article actually lists 10 Shrines.)
Aspen Daily News, "Aspen shrine vanishes in thin air," February 26, 2009, by Troy Hooper. (This article is about the disappearance of all of the items in the Steve Butts Shrine; see: http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/132772)
Aspen Daily News, “Gonzo Fans Pay Tribute to Fallen Author” by Troy Hooper, February 21, 2007. See: http://archive.li/qVuWg
Aspen Daily News, "Gonzo shrine saved from wrecking ball" by Madeleine Osberger, December 5, 2017. See: https://www-dot-aspendailynews-dot-com.bloxcms-ny1.com/news/gonzo-shrine-saved-from-wrecking-ball/article_628db2b4-da17-11e7-a8f0-2351587d21fc.html
Aspen Daily News, "Last round for the Golf Shrine," March 2, 2017 by Madeleine Osberger, http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/174463
Aspen Daily News, "On-mountain shrine removal continues on Snowmass," April 17, 2017 by Madeleine Osberger, http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/175052
Aspen Daily News, "Shrines reported missing from Aspen Mountain" March 30, 2012, by Andrew Travers. http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/152520
Aspen Daily News, "What's going on?" March 2, 2013, by Curtis Wackerle. This article is about the Susanne Wohnberger Shrine on Aspen Mountain, which Wackerle calls "The Soft Core Porn Shrine." http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/156926
Aspen Magazine, "Ed's Red Sled" by Gerry Goldstein, Spring 2009, p. 20. (This article is about the Ed Bradley bench at Bonnie's on Aspen Mountain.)
Aspen Magazine/Modern Luxury--Aspen Insider's Guide 2017. In "Off The Beaten Path" on page 76 of the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 issue of this magazine, there is a nice plug for the author's Aspen Shrines web site.
The Aspen Times, "Book shares secrets of Aspen's ski area shrines," November 25, 2011, by Scott Condon. This article is about David Wood's book about the Aspen/Snowmass Shrines. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20111126/NEWS/111129913
The Aspen Times, "Fire Destroys Fort Frog Cabin on Buttermilk" by Lauren Glendenning, May 23, 2016, http://www.aspentimes.com/news/22135475-113/fire-destroys-fort-frog-cabin-on-buttermilk-mountain
The Aspen Times, "Good Doctor Enshrined at Snowmass" by Chad Abraham, February 21, 2006. See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20060221/RECREATION01/102210018/-1/RECREATION (This article is about the creation of the Hunter S. Thompson Shrine.)
The Aspen Times, “Harland Adams” December 8, 2005. See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20051208/OBITUARIES/112080016&SearchID=73315555354699
The Aspen Times, "High Points, Ed's Red Sled" by Paul E. Ana, January 16, 2009. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20090116/COLUMN/901169997&parentprofile=search
The Aspen Times, "In Search of Shrines on Snowmass," January 13, 2015, by Jill Beathard, http://www.aspentimes.com/news/14572389-113/shrines-aspen-shrine-snowmass
The Aspen Times, "More than just a shrine," April 19, 2017 by Meredith Carroll, http://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/meredith-c-carroll-more-than-just-a-shrine/
The Aspen Times, “Stephen Butts” January 25, 2005. See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20050125/OBITUARIES/101250002&SearchID=73315555423644
The Aspen Times, “Remembering Zeb Piffer,” February 26, 2004. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20040226/DAILYCOMMENT/40225016&SearchID=73315555265155
The Aspen Times, "Return Visit" March 1, 2015. This article is about the return to Aspen by Marc Fells, 20 years after he had put up the "Stoner Avenue" sign in the Jerry Garca Shrine.
The Aspen Times, "The Right to Shrine: Yale student publishes academic article about Aspen-Snowmass shrines," January 1, 2020, by Maddie Vincent. https://www.aspentimes.com/snowmass/the-right-to-shrine-yale-student-publishes-academic-article-about-aspen-snowmass-shrines/
The Aspen Times, "What about Bob's Spot?" by Karl Herchenroeder, January 17, 2014 http://www.aspentimes.com/news/9776642-113/aspen-bob-shanahan-wood
The Aspen Times "Winter in Aspen" magazine (Winter 2012-2013). "The Shrines: Unique, Mystical, and Hidden" by David Wood. The article features photos of the BZ Hut Shrine and the Golf Shrine. Click this link and advance to page 21 for the 2-page article: http://issuu.com/theaspentimes/docs/winterinaspen.
The Aspen Times "Winter In Aspen" magazine (Winter 2014-2015). "The Mysterious Shrines of Aspen" by David Wood. The article features photos of the Golf Shrine and the Jerry Garcia Shrine. Click this link and advance to page 60 for the 3-page article: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?EID=f3e3b225-a368-41fe-87a7-850694514044
The Aspen Times "Winter in Snowmass" magazine (Winter 2010-2011) "Find Your Favorite Shrine" by Madeleine Osberger.
The Aspen Times/Snowmass Sun "Winter In Snowmass" magazine (Winter 2014-2015). "The Mysterious Shrines of Snowmass." by David Wood. The article features photos of the Golf Shrine and Kitty Cat Shrine. Click this link and advance to page 32 for the 4-page article: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?EID=cdc823d6-0ffd-49fb-b173-ebb31482a5c7
The Aspen Times Weekly, "Aaahwooooga!" dated December 22, 2003 by Allyn Harvey. (This article is about Todd "Toad" Olson.) See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20031222/ONTHEHILL/31221010
The Aspen Times Weekly, "Down in the dumps, a lode of history to be found" dated September 19, 2009 by Scott Condon. This article discusses the Jimi Hendrix Shrine. See http://www.aspentimes.com/news/5264321-113/local-leadstories-localivg-leadstoriesivg
The Aspen Times Weekly, "Find Your Shrine on Ajax" by Kimberley Nicoletti, February 19, 2006. See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20060218/ASPENWEEKLY/60217007
The Aspen Times Weekly, “If You Love Skiing and Good Food…Thank Gretl” by Brent Gardner-Smith, October 6, 2001. See: http://gretluhl.com/brentsarticle.html
The Aspen Times Weekly, "There’s always time for a Toad story," December 11, 2003, (This letter to the editor is about Todd "Toad" Olson.) See: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20031211/LETTER/31210035
From 2003 through 2010 the Aspen Times newspaper invited members of the public to vote on what they thought was the "Best Shrine." This was discontinued starting in 2011. Below are the results and quotes from the articles announcing the results, and links:
2003: "We knew there were a lot of ski shrines tucked away on our four mountains, but we had no idea just how many. Does everyone know there's a shrine for Britney Spears, or are we just out of the loop? How about Yankee Stadium? Guess we need to spend more time in the trees. And judging by this year's winner, the people casting votes spent plenty of 'quality' time hanging out in the woods. The shrine for the Grateful Dead's late, gray-haired leader, Jerry Garcia, was far and away the most popular. Jerry has been an all-time Aspen hero, and apparently the legend lives on. Way back in second was the John Denver shrine. Denver wrote 'Rocky Mountain High,' but perhaps wasn't as much of a hanging-out-in-the-trees kind of guy ...The Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix shrines also proved popular. Our favorite answers: Some people apparently missed the header at the top of this category that stated 'On the Mountain.' St. Mary's Catholic Church is certainly a beautiful shrine, but last we checked it was smack dab in the middle of town. Either way, a good handful of people called it their favorite shrine. The roundabout also got a vote, though we're not sure what it's a shrine to. Endless highway construction? The way Aspenites go around and around? Our favorite answer was 'the new shrine we are going to build for Toad.' Toad Olson, the kids ski instructor who died recently, certainly deserves the best shrine Buttermilk can offer. Everyone pitch in." July 25, 2003.
2004: "BEST SHRINE: Jerry Garcia. The shrine to Jerry Garcia on Aspen Mountain is perhaps Aspen's most well-known shrine. You might say the Jerry shrine leads all others in skier visits. Located near the top of the FIS chair in the woods off Ruthie's Run, the Jerry shrine is one of dozens of shrines on the four area mountains dedicated to cult figures and - let's be honest - the establishment of woodsy nooks in which to get high. That said, toking up at the shrine to the hippie guitar hero from the Grateful Dead is sometimes a sketchy proposition - it's the shrine where you're most liable to be visited by a class of ski school kids. 'Jerry who?'" January 9, 2005. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20050109/ASPENWEEKLY/101090008&parentprofile=search
2005: "BEST SHRINE. There were 24 entries in this category (are there really that many shrines out there?), but only three received enough votes to be actual contenders. The Grateful Dead must still be hip, because the Jerry Garcia shrine on Aspen Mountain won with 21 votes. The John Denver Sanctuary in Rio Grande Park came in second, despite being a landscaped sanctuary and not really a "shrine" in the informal-nook-in-the-woods sense of the word. The Elvis shrine came in third with 14 votes. Whatever happened to Marilyn Monroe and Ludwig the Dream King?" September 3, 2005.
2006: "The shrine to Jerry Garcia, the late and great guitarist for the Grateful Dead, shrine is without a doubt the biggest, baddest, most popular and most colorful shrine of them all. John Denver got a number of votes, as did the Storm King memorial, but the ragtag monument to Captain Trips has the mojo and wins every year." September 2, 2006. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20060902/ASPENWEEKLY/109030053
2007: "Jerry Garcia has dominated this category in recent years, but Elvis appears to have come back to life. Other vote-getters in this uniquely Aspen category included John Denver, Jimi Hendrix, Fort Frog, “lady shrine highlands” and “naked lady smoke shack.” Yankee Stadium made the list, and this one piqued the staff’s interest: “Future Harley Baldwin.” September 1, 2007. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20070901/ASPENWEEKLY/70830033&SearchID=73313928557614)
2008: "Elvis came back to life briefly last year, at least where Aspen’s Best is concerned, but Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia surged back to prominence in 2008. The Garcia shrine, tucked into a glade high on Aspen Mountain, is easy to reach and a great spot to relax, so it’s no surprise that it reappears again and again as Aspenites’ favorite shrine. Other vote-getters, in descending order, included John Denver, Elvis, Eric Smith, Hunter S. Thompson, Chicks on Sticks and, from someone who woke up on the wrong side of the bed, “Don’t Care.” January 11, 2009. http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20090111/ASPENWEEKLY/901089959&parentprofile=search)2010: "Any mountain-town newspaper could poll its readers about their favorite restaurants, trails and places, but the only place you'll see a question about shrines is in Aspen. The readers’ favorite among the hidden, richly decorated nooks at our local ski areas is the shrine to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. But numerous votes came in for Elvis, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe and Hunter Thompson as well. There were also a couple of votes for the memorial to the firefighters who died on Storm King mountain near Glenwood Springs in 1994." June 9, 2010. (No link found.)2011: The article was renamed "Local's Choice" in 2011 and the "Favorite Shrine" category was dropped until 2016.
"Aspen/Snowmass--An insider's guide to the perfect ski vacation" by Georgia Strickland. This book has a section on the Aspen Shrines and calls the author's book about the Aspen Shrines "a great book."
Aspen Trailfinder, "Secret Shrines," http://www.aspentrailfinder.com/secret-shrines/
Atlas Obscura, covers the Hunter S. Thompson Shrine on Snowmass https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hunter-s-thompson-shrine
The Austin American-Statesman, "When in Aspen, ski, shop, dine and hunt for shrines on the mountain. Memorial to Austin’s Stevie Ray Vaughan is among dozens tucked in trees on the mountain," November 1, 2014. This article by Pam LeBlanc mentions some of the Aspen Shrines, including the Golf Shrine, the Stevie Ray Vaughan Shrine and the Scottish Shrine, and also mentions my book about the Aspen Shrines and how to buy it. Thereafter, this story was printed in over 30 other newspapers, including these: Orange County Register, Seattle Times, Sun Sentinel, Korea Herald, Chicago Tribune, Lexington Herald-Leader, Boulder Daily Camera, The Florida Current, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Bradenton Herald, Idaho Statesman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fresno Bee, Merced Star-Sun, Macon Georgia Telegraph, Wichita Eagle, State (South Carolina), Bellingham Herald, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Modesto Bee, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), Orlando Sentinel, Dallas Morning News, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Daily Press (Virginia), GMToday (Waukesha, Wisconsin), Belleville News-Democrat, Travel Weekly, and Houston Chronicle. This is the link to the article as it appeared in the Houston Chronicle: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/travel/destinations/article/Hunting-for-shrines-in-Aspen-on-and-off-the-5920105.php#/0
CBS Channel 4 Denver, article dated September 24, 2012 ("Top Literary Landmarks In Colorado" by Deborah Flomberg) which mentions the Hunter S. Thompson Shrine on Snowmass. http://denver.cbslocal.com/top-lists/top-literary-landmarks-in-colorado/
Coloradocreates.com, http://coloradocreates.com/colorados-top-literary-landmarks/, "Colorado’s Top Literary Landmarks" by Leanne Goebel. The Hunter S. Thompson Shrine is listed.
Conde Nast, "Pay Your Respects at the Snowmass Shrines" by Eric J. Leech, May 25, 2013, http://syndicate.details.com/post/colorados-greatest-road-trips
Dallas Morning News, February 16, 2017, "Check out Aspen's quirky mountain memorials hidden among the trees" by Dan Leeth, https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2017/02/16/check-aspens-quirky-mountain-memorials-hidden-among-trees
Denver Post, March 7, 2010, "Husted: Off the beaten mountain paths but dear to fans of dearly departed" by Bill Husted.
Denver Post, December 20, 2012, "Aspen--Street Sign Missing From the Jerry Garcia's Shrne."
Denver Post, "Secret shrines to Elvis, Jerry Garcia, John Denver and more live on Aspen slopes. Here’s how to find them." March 21, 2018, by Dan Leeth, https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/03/21/aspen-snowmass-shrines-2018/179727/
Destination Mundo. See this October 12, 2020 Destination Mundo article which mentions the Aspen Shrines: https://www.destinationmundo.com/travel-blog/things-to-do-when-visiting-aspen-colorado/
Escape.com (News Corp Australia) "America’s best ski town is a mix of luxury and counterculture" by Jeremy Drake, October 16, 2019. This article about Aspen has a section on "Shrine Hunting" which features one of my photos of the Jerry Garcia Shrine. https://www.escape.com.au/destinations/north-america/usa/americas-best-ski-town-is-a-mix-of-luxury-and-counterculture/news-story/e908852e2861d1f25deed2c04d8c1c48
First Load. "Aspen Shrines" video, published January 15, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZmlxf_NdfQ
Forbes magazine, January 18, 2012, "What A Five-Star Ski Concierge Can Do For You." http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestravelguide/2012/01/18/what-a-five-star-ski-concierge-can-do-for-you/#578102ec2b3e
GrindTv.com, "Shrine to gonzo journalist hidden in Aspen’s woods" February 19, 2016, by Stephen Krcmar. http://www.grindtv.com/culture/check-shrine-hunter-s-thompson-woods-snowmass-co/#AwLOB6QqHq13oLTA.99
Hayden's Sports Blog, "Playing Golf on Skis" http://kidreporterblogs.blogspot.com/2017/02/playing-golf-on-skis.html
Hemispheres Magazine (United Airlines), "Three Perfect Days Colorado Rockies" by Sam Polcer, November 2015. Click this link and scroll down to page 9: https://www.aspenchamber.org/sites/default/files/files/3pd-nov15.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Kl5p5UgHrIYcSLi4uODb_fxPNRsLKG5aM-mO0X7r7stUyl2TqOPB9x6c And also see this page: https://www.facebook.com/aspenshrines/media_set?set=a.954468921291739.1073742035.100001859201674&type=1
KUSA 9News Denver (NBC) Shrine article, dated February 22, 2017 by Jaime Berg: http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/obscure-shrines-found-in-mountains-around-aspen/412541843
Luxury Travel Magazine, "Shrines in the Snow" by Jenny Caspersonn, issue 49, January (summer) 2012, page 118.
Material Religion, Volume 15, issue 3, "The Right to Shrine”: Global Celebrity, Colonial Logics, and Local Knowledge in Aspen’s Mountainside Memorials, by Cody Musselman, May 18, 2019. (Yale Doctoral paper.) https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A43165df4-46a8-405c-89d1-905be7d94280
Men's Journal, "Shrine to gonzo journalist hidden in Aspen’s woods," by Stephen Krcmar, https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/check-shrine-hunter-s-thompson-woods-snowmass-co
1. "Can you find Elvis, John Denver & Hunter S. Thompson at Aspen/Snowmass?" http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584531/can-you-find-elvis--john-denver---hunter-s--thompson-at-aspen-snowmass-2. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines: Hunter S. Thompson Shrine." http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584532/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--hunter-s--thompson-shrine3. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines: The Golf Shrine." http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584533/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--the-golf-shrine4. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines: Jerry Garcia Shrine." http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584534/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--jerry-garcia-shrine5. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines : Michael Houser Shrine" http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584535/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--michael-houser-shrine6. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines: John Denver Shrine" http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584536/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--john-denver-shrine7. "Aspen/Snowmass Tree Shrines: Elvis Presley Shrine" http://www.onthesnow.com/news/p/1196/a/584537/aspen-snowmass-tree-shrines--elvis-presley-shrine
Outside Magazine. In this December 9, 2004 article by Elizabeth Hightower, Outside Magazine mentions some of the Shrines on Aspen Mountain. Here is a quote from the article: "SOUL PATCH: Tucked in the trees on Aspen Mountain are shrines to Elvis, Jerry Garcia, Marilyn Monroe, and, of course, Liberace. But Walsh's Run, one of the steepest drops on Ajax, is where you'll find sacred ground: The Raoul Wille shrine, a tiny shack festooned with prayer flags and elk bones, honors a longtime local who died climbing in Nepal." https://www.outsideonline.com/1907886/we-sing-slopes-fantastic
Outside Magazine. A photo of the Golf Shrine on Snowmass is featured in this Jan 30, 2017 Outside Magazine article by Megan Michelson: "You Can't Call Yourself a Skier Till You've Adopted These Traditions" https://www.outsideonline.com/2151241/10-most-legendary-ski-hill-traditions The article makes a favorable mention of the author's Aspen Shrines book.
OUTSIDE, "8 Ways to Embrace Your Inner Unicorn This Winter," November 18, 2019, by Megan Michelson, https://www.outsideonline.com/2405224/8-ways-have-fun-skiing-winter?fbclid=IwAR3OYA5JxnkBdUY-QemrrzH2VruUwxi8d_wpc10_vWoWGJzEu-eL25QUZKU
Outtherecolorado.com, "Local Secrets: Temples in the Trees" by Dave Philipps, July 1, 2015. http://www.outtherecolorado.com/article/1584162/
Powder Magazine, "The Most Sacred Shacks, Shrines, and Sculptures in the Mountains" December 27, 2017, by Ian Fohrman. This article mentions the Jerry Garcia Shrine: https://www.powder.com/stories/the-spaces-we-build-in-the-mountains-are-sacred/ Also, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5MblQTc98
Reader Digest Canada. This article mentions my book about the Aspen/Snowmass Shrines. "Explore Aspen's Secret Shrines." https://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/world/telluride-aspen-guide/
Reforma. See this Shrine article that appeared on February 16, 2017, in one of the largest newspapers in Mexico: http://www.reforma.com/aplicacioneslibre/preacceso/articulo/default.aspx?id=1047640&urlredirect=http://www.reforma.com/aplicaciones/articulo/default.aspx?id=1047640
Tribute in the mountains--More than 100 shrines have mysteriously appeared in the mountains of the Snowmass ski resort in Colorado.
Reforma, February 16, 2017
By Analine Cedillo
Hidden among the trees, waiting to be discovered by skiers or snowboarders sliding down the slopes of the Snowmass resort, there are a hundred shrines dedicated to artists, loved ones and hobbies. "No one knows for sure when the tradition of these shrines began," explains David Wood, author of the book "Sanctuaries in the Snow-The Shrines and Memorials of / Snowmass", which addresses this manifestation full of local flavor, which contributes To distinguish this destination from Colorado in the United States. Most have been placed anonymously and their date of installation unknown. A belief is that it all began with the appearance of a sanctuary dedicated to Elvis Presley in the late 70's or early 80's. The famous American singer died in August 1977. At first all shrines were on Mountain and most honored musicians. Currently they are in the four mountains that integrate the resort: , Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. Its decoration consists of photos, pictures, plaques, silk flowers and other souvenirs related to the idols of the community. "There are no maps that show their location, directions are given by word of mouth and in many cases local knowledge is needed to find some that are really hidden," says Wood. "They are a way in which the locals have appropriated the tourist resort." Among the most recent sanctuaries in is dedicated to David Bowie, a British artist who died in January 2016. "I've heard a rumor that one dedicated to Prince might be on the way," Wood shared in mid-January this year. On Mountain, which has most shrines, in addition to Elvis's other famous ones are those dedicated to musicians Jerry Garcia and Marilyn Monroe, documents the writer. In Snowmass, there are those dedicated to golf and American writer Hunter S. Thompson, who lived in the village of for a while and was a regular at the Jerome Hotel J-Bar, a place still famous for après-ski.
REI Coop Journal, "WHAT A YALE SCHOLAR DISCOVERED ABOUT ASPEN’S HIDDEN SHRINES," JANUARY 31, 2020, by GORDY MEGROZ. https://www.rei.com/blog/snowsports/what-a-yale-scholar-discovered-about-aspens-hidden-shrines
Roadtrippers.com, "This popular skiing mountain is covered with hidden shrines" by Anna Hider, October 7, 2014, https://roadtrippers.com/stories/this-popular-skiing-mountain-is-covered-with-hidden-shrines?lat=40.80972&lng=-96.67528&z=5
Rocky Mountain News, "Celeb Shrines Pepper Resorts" by Brian Metzler, November 28, 2006. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-155077810.html
Rocky Mountain News, March 16, 1998, "SHRINES ON THE MOUNTAIN, ASPEN HAS UNSANCTIONED TRIBUTES TO JERRY GARCIA, MARILYN MONROE, OTHERS" by Deborah Frazier. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-67603112.html
Rootsrated, "The Inside Story Behind the Mysterious Shrines of Aspen Ski Slopes" by Allison Pattillo, January 17, 2016, https://rootsrated.com/stories/the-inside-story-behind-the-mysterious-shrines-of-aspen-ski-slopes
S-Media (Snow Sports Culture) article that mentions the Aspen Shrines: "SHRINES--What do Jerry Garcia, Michael Jackson, Yankee Stadium, Guiness Beer, Bowling, 9-11 and Dale Earnhardt all have in common? They, along with 60 odd other people, places, things, sports or food have shrines erected in their honour by locals in and around Aspen Snowmass’ four mountain resorts. The shrines are not easily found or seen, for often than either being found by accident or with the help of local knowledge. The Aspen Times described the shrines as a tradition where “locals have been ducking into favorite hideouts on Aspen Mountain and nailing pictures, license plates, beads, silk flowers, wind chimes and other memorabilia to tree trunks in honour of their particular heroes." https://snowsportsculture.com/aspen-wonderland/
Scotland on Sunday (Edinburgh, Scotland), November 16 2014, "Hidden Shrine to Scots Set Up in Ski Resort" by Stephen McGinty. https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-37397588.html
The Seattle Times, "Search For Shrines If You Ski At Aspen," November 16, 2014, http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2025011944_aspenskixml.html
ScottishShrine.com. See this page for the Scottish Shrine on Aspen Mountain: http://www.scottishshrine.com/
"Shrines on Aspen Mountain" video, JourneyMarco, Published on Apr 18, 2015. "There are over 100 shrines hidden in the woods on Aspen Mountain. Many are dedicated to famous singers like the Grateful Dead, Elvis and John Denver. There's even one for Snoopy and a memorial for 9/11. These shrines are made up from all sorts of memorabilia and they are little tributes to the stars or events they are dedicated to." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0naOHSt7Vk
The Sidney Morning Herald, "Almost heaven," by Debbie Hunter, October 14, 2007 http://www.smh.com.au/news/ski/almost-heaven/2007/10/11/1191696064111.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1
The Sidney Morning Herald/Traveller AU, October 20, 2017, "Top 10 tombs and museums dedicated to death and the afterlife" by Brian Johnston. The Aspen Shrines are listed as #4 of the 10: "The first mountain shrines at this Colorado ski resort appeared in the 1970s, hidden among the trees just off the runs; ask ski instructors for locations. They celebrate mostly dead pop celebrities from Elvis to Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson, and consist of photos, magazine pages, Mardi Gras beads, whiskey bottles and other assorted memorabilia. The best shrine might be to Jerry Garcia off Ruthie's Run." A photo of the Jerry Garcia Shrine by Chad Spector is featured. Click here for the article: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-traveller-10-resting-places-gz2nm1
Sierra Golfer magazine, "Golf and Skiing" by David Wood, April 2009. This article contains some material on The Golf Shrine at Snowmass.
SKI magazine, "Aspen's Secret Shrines, In Pictures" by Jake Bogoch, January 2010, http://www.skinet.com/skiing/fondue-party/ski-culture/2009/12/aspens-secret-shrines-in-pictures This article is a review of David Wood's book "Sanctuaries in the Snow" which is available for purchase on this site; see: http://www.aspensnowmassshrines.com/index.php?The-Book
SKI magazine, "Dropping In: John Denver's Moral Victory" by Rob Story, December 12, 2005. https://www.skimag.com/ski-resort-life/dropping-in-john-denvers-moral-victory
Skiresorts.com, "Aspen's Secret Ski Shrines" October 12, 2009, by Greg Fitzsimmons.
Snowmass Sun, "A shrine for its time, Golf shrine draws luminaries, locals," March 30, 2011, by Madeleine Osberger, Sun Staff Writer. http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20110330/FRONTPAGE/110339987/1064&parentprofile=1039
Snowmass Sun, "A Shrine is Born" February 14, 2007. (This article is about the creation of The Golf Shrine at Snowmass.)
Snowmass Sun, "Ajax shrines removed, Snowmass memorials damaged" April 5, 2012, by Andre Salvail. http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120405/NEWS/120409992
Snowmass Sun, "Last Shot" December 21, 2016, page 15, a photo of the Golf Shrine on Snowmass, showing that Arnold Palmer was now memorialized there. http://www.aspentimes.com/news/snowmass/snowmass-last-shot/
Snowmass Sun, "Paying Homage at the Shrine" January 14, 2009. (This article is about PGA Tour player Chris DiMarco visiting The Golf Shrine at Snowmass.)
Snowmass Sun, "Shrines Revealed in 'Sanctuaries in the Snow'" by Madeleine Osberger, December 23, 2009. See: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20091223/NEWS/912229993/1064&ParentProfile=1039 This article is a review of David Wood's book "Sanctuaries in the Snow" which is available for purchase on this site; see: http://www.aspensnowmassshrines.com/index.php?The-Book
Snowmass Sun, untitled article of March 5, 2008 about Nick Buoniconti and Gabriel Hjertstedt visiting The Golf Shrine at Snowmass.
Snowmass Sun newspaper, ("The Shrines" series). During the 2011-12 ski season there appeared in the Snowmass Sun newspaper a 21-part series of articles about various Aspen/Snowmass Shrines, all written by David Wood:
1. Jerry Garcia Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111122/NEWS/111129993/1064&ParentProfile=1039
2. Hunter S. Thompson Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111129/NEWS/111129983/1064&ParentProfile=1039
3. John Denver Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111206/NEWS/111209997/1064&ParentProfile=1039
4. Golf Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111214/NEWS/121119986&parentprofile=search
5. 9/11 Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111220/NEWS/111229999/1064&ParentProfile=1039
6. Snoopy Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20111227/NEWS/111229985/1064&ParentProfile=1039
7. Eric Smith Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120103/NEWS/120109997&parentprofile=1039
8. Michael Houser Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120117/NEWS/120119983/1064&parentprofile=1039
9. Pete Bedford/Wacky Jack: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120124/NEWS/120129988/1064&ParentProfile=1039
10. Marilyn Monroe Shrine (and other shrines dedicated to women): http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120131/NEWS/120139988/1064&ParentProfile=1039
11. Aspens Skiing Pioneers: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120215/MISC11/120219993/1064&ParentProfile=1039
12. Kitty Cat Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120222/MISC11/120229988/1064&ParentProfile=1039
13. Elvis Presley Shrine: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120229/MISC11/120229982/1001&parentprofile=1039
14. Adam Dennis, John Nicoletta, and Raoul Wille Shrines: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120307/MISC11/120309986&parentprofile=1039
15. Chris Polk and Robert Kesselring Shrines: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120314/MISC11/120319999&parentprofile=1039
16. Harland Adams, Nicholas Blake Davidson and Paul Krauss memorials: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120321/MISC11/120329993&parentprofile=1039
17. Gasperl, Kessler, Snyder, and Soddy Memorials: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120328/MISC11/120329986&parentprofile=1039
18. Todd Olson and Chuck Severy: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120407/NEWS/120409991&parentprofile=1039
21. Vaughan, Hendrix, Jackson, Drummer: http://www.snowmasssun.com/article/20120425/NEWS/120429997&parentprofile=1039
Somekindofbliss, February 7, 2015, "Shrines in the Snow" http://somekindofblissblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/shrines-in-snow.html
Telluride Daily Planet, "(Hunter S.) Thompson Tribute," December 27, 2017, Allen Best, http://www.telluridenews.com/opinion/columnists/article_f88b8aca-eb29-11e7-81ee-5bb85f77d8be.html
Travel & Leisure. Snowmass is #16 in this August 19, 2014 article "America's Quirkiest Towns" by KATRINA BROWN HUNT, and they used the author's photo of the Hunter S. Thompson Shrine. Here is a quote from the article: "This ski town landed in the survey’s top 10 for being friendly and smart, but quirky isn’t too far behind. After all, it seems locals have a habit of attaching stuff to trees. The Sanctuaries in the Snow tour, led by a retired attorney, will take you to see the area’s best mysterious shrines—elaborate homages in the woods devoted to, say, Jerry Garcia, golf, or Snoopy." Click this link and scroll down to #16: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/americas-quirkiest-towns#2074322
Travel Channel (Video): "REAL: Aspen, Kinga Philipps exposes the different sides and issues associated to this popular ski resort destination." Advance to the 11:00 mark of the video to see the John Denver Shrine on Aspen Mountain." (15:19)
The Tribune (Chandigarh, India), November 30, 2014 article "On the Aspen Trail." http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/spectrum/travel/on-the-aspen-trail/12592.html
Vail Daily, “Aspen chairlift turns 60, Among Lift 1's first riders was a St. Bernard named Bingo” by Scott Condon, January 11, 2007. See: http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20070111/NEWS/101110065
Vail Daily, "Aspen Shrines Pay Homage to Musicians" by Sarah Mausolf, January 5, 2008. http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20080105/AE/7697790&parentprofile=search
The Watch (Telluride), “Stephen Butts Dies in Canada Avalanche” January 21, 2005.
Westword, March 1, 2012, "Secret Stashes/Shrine On!" by William Breathes, http://digitalissue.denverwestword.com/display_article.php?id=988351
Wintersport CanadaAmerica, "Skiing in Aspen: Spot Elvis, Marilyn or the Beattles! Tree Skiing with Surprises! September 18, 2019," by Josee Schouten, https://www.wintersportcanadaamerika.nl/shrines-totempalen-aspen-snowmass