No doubt about it, Christy and I have had a lot of cool opportunities in the outdoors. Ever since arriving to Aspen, in 1994 for me and 2000 for Christy, we were always impressed by what we saw and heard people doing in the mountains around town. From that inspiration, we’ve built our own lives in a similar fashion, and in the process, have accumulated quite a range of experiences. Through it all, we’ve been careful to never take ourselves too seriously, and always stick to the belief that we’re really just a couple of people who, at our core, just love to get out and challenge ourselves.
So it’s a great honor to have been selected, as a couple, to be this year’s King and Queen of Winterskol, Aspen’s 61-year old festival of winter (read more here). Considering the list of former honorees, ranging from pro-athletes and Olympians, to founding leaders and visionaries of Aspen, we are both immensely flattered.
Aspen’s been really good to us both, and we owe much of our successes to the people of this amazing town and the inspiration they’ve provided. Hopefully we can inspire others the same way.
As part of the Winterskol weekend opening ceremonies, we were asked for some pics for the Aspen Chamber luncheon, which I’ve embedded below. They’re our best attempt to show Christy and I “Seizing the Summit.”
Thanks for everything, Aspen.