Fredric (Fritz) Benedict
Fritz received a Master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin and afterwards, apprenticed under legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright for three years. After serving in World War II, he returned to Aspen to become a center for the Colorado ski industry. He designed the plan for three premier ski areas: Vail in 1962, Snowmass in 1967, and Breckenridge in 1971. In 1980, he fathered the 10th Mountain Hut and Trail System.