updated 01/16/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/16/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST
But nothing could compare to the sight of her Rocky Mountain highness Princess Di sailing down the slopes in Vail. "She looked very smooth, very hot," said one local. "A major honey."
Tabloids initially linked the princess with New York City financier—and Aspen homeowner—Teddy Forstmann, 54, who had been paired with her at a Washington dinner last fall. But Di, who was traveling with her personal trainer, was actually a guest at the $4 million Vail chalet of Los Angeles printing tycoon Michael Flannery and his wife, Crystal, an arrangement set up by a Di pal who deemed Flannery's palatial spread fit for a princess. Di wasted no time getting to the slopes, where her fellow skiers shouted, "Hi, Princess," as she glided by. "People here dig her," said one Vail resident. "They think she's cool."