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Reader: John Denver isn't the only one who deserves skis in his honor

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Ski season is under way, with Winter Park opening today and Vail opening on Friday, marking its fiftieth birthday. Aspen/Snowmass will be opening on November 22, but in the meantime, Denver-based Icelantic Skis yesterday honored one of Aspen's adopted sons, John Denver, by unveiling a limited edition John Denver signature ski, created in partnership with the John Denver Estate and featuring a portrait of the musician by in-house artist Travis Parr.

The $699 skis -- a variation of Icelantic's popular Nomad shape, produced in a small batch of 100 -- and $199 giclee prints of Parr's painting are available for pre-order at IcelanticSkis.com and will be shipping in February 2013.

Far out! We asked readers who else deserves to be commemorated with snow gear. See also: - John Denver is commemorated with signature skis from Icelantic - John Denver up for Colorado Ski Hall of Fame - The iconic John Denver takes his well-deserved place in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Says Joel:

Bob Denver! Denver Pyle! Denver the last dinosaur!

But wait, he's not done:

The cast of South Park -- and the branches of the US Armed Forces!

Who would you like to see commemorated with skis? Post your nominations below. And remember, it's all downhill from here.


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