It's March, but a zigzag of skiers still winds its way down Corkscrew, Aspen Mountain's double-black-diamond run. This is the view from Justice Snow's, an unpretentious restaurant and bar tucked into the Sheridan Opera House, where James Salter is telling me about Billy Keating. When Salter first started coming to Aspen in 1959, Keating was running Billy's, a rowdier watering hole in the basement of the Sheridan, famous "for the availability of various nonalcoholic stimulants," Salter says. "He was a small man, but he had presence. If he told someone to get out and... More >>>
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As an Air Force pilot, Salter flew more than 100 missions.