Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Fabio's Desire Sign (Snowmass)

The "Fabio's Desire" sign is on Snowmass.  It is named after an Aspen/Snowmass skier who is known by the name of "Fabio."  If you know what his real name is, please e-mail [email protected] and that information will be added to this page.  He is named after Fabio, the Italian-American actor/fashion model and spokesman (photo below), who appeared on the covers of dozens of romance novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s.  See this page:   "Dig Me!"  Photos of the sign are below (click on images to enlarge).  If you have any information about this sign, or about Fabio, that you would like to share for use on this page, please send to [email protected].  Thanks to Catalina Cruz and Sue Keating for their help with this item.

Lorenzo Semple has written several articles for the Aspen Daily News that mention Fabio.  For example, see and

Many thanks to Mike Britt, of the Aspen/Snowmass Ski Patrol, who told me the following:  "That sign was put up around ‘98-‘01.  He always skied under the Big Burn lift.  Long flowing locks and his flashy one piece.  I talked to him once on a village shuttle one morning.  He was a merchant marine, or so he said.  I can’t remember his name."

A knowledgeable local told me that the sign was put up by the Ski Patrol.

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Sanctuaries in the Snow

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