Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Nancy Pfister Shrine (Aspen Mountain)

The Nancy Pfister Shrine is on Aspen Mountain. I found it on March 31, 2014. (It is part of the "In Memory Of Friends of Aspen" Shrine; see this page for more information on that shrine:

See this March 16, 2014 Aspen Times article by Michael McLaughlin "Memorial service celebrates Nancy Pfister’s life Saturday"

Also see this March 1, 2014 Aspen Daily News article "Pfister’s friends and family recall her as a 'bright light.'" 

Also see this front-page article by Andrew Travers in the Aspen Daily News of April 8, 2014 about the Nancy Pfister and Tom Sharkey Shrines: 

See this March 4, 2014 ABC news story on the murder of Nancy Pfister:  "Couple Arrested in First Aspen Slaying in 12 Years; Police believe William and Nancy Styler are responsible for the Nancy Pfister killing." (2:04)

On September 16, 2014 the ABC show 20/20 aired an episode on the Nancy Pfister murder.  (20/20 Season 37, Episode 58, "Relationships From Hell: A Downhill Slope.")  (40:45)

On October 10, 2014 NBC News "Dateline" aired a story about the Nancy Pfister murder, "While She Was Sleeping."  Here is the link:  (1:26:17)   Also see this link (in 12 separate segments):


On March 7, 2015 CBS "'48 Hours" aired a story on her murder. Here is the link to the story, "48 Hours probes murder of Aspen legend Nancy Pfister"   (43:25).

See this video, THE OBJECT OF MURDER, Murder on the Mountain, SEASON 1 • EPISODE 5.  "In 2014, 57-year-old Nancy Pfister was discovered beaten to death in her closet in her Aspen, CO home. When items of Nancy's were found, including the key to the closet where her body was found, investigators zeroed in on who was responsible."  42 min, | TV-14.  Premiered 12/12/2019.

Click this link and watch the first 8 videos listed here:

There is a Wikipedia page on "The Murder of Nancy Pfister."  As of October 28, 2020, this Wikipedia page contained this sentence:  "In 2015, Carpenter, along with Pfister's daughter, petitioned the city of Aspen to have Nancy Pfister's name added to the "In Memory Of Friends Of Aspen" shrine in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The shrine honors Colorado natives and former Aspen residents, such as John Denver and Molly Brown. Her name was added in 2016."  (Note, the shrine is on Aspen Mountain and not in Snowmass Village.) 


See this article:  "Murder in the Mountains," by Jesse Hyde, Du Jour, 2 Park Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, 

See Jay Cowan's 2019 book "Scandal Aspen" chapter 25, "The Savage and Senseless Murder of Nancy Pfister."

One photo of the Nancy Pfister Shrine is below; for more, see this Facebook photo album (you do not need a Facebook account to view the album):


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