Aspen Extreme

The Flawed Truth: Behind the Scenes of Cult Classic Aspen Extreme

“We don’t need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling.”—Banksy

Patrick Hasburgh’s tattoos don’t seem to match his age. His forearm bears the phrase, NO MORE HEROES, a nod to a 2006 Banksy work that appeared on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. It’s an odd maxim for someone who creates imaginary heroes for a living. That is, until you realize how he’s scripted his own life. 

Patrick is a writer—a screenwriter and novelist, specifically. His credits include The A-Team, Hardcastle and McCormick, and 21 Jump Street. Among skiers though, those shows don’t stand up to his true masterpiece: Aspen Extreme. Patrick is a skier and surfer, which is apparent from a piece of advice he gives me upon our first meeting…

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