We had to keep it under our hats for the week, but now I can speak. I’m honored and overwhelmed to be inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame. Just got done with a fun press conference in Denver, where folks from the Colorado Ski Museum gave the official announcement. Met some cool guys who’d made terrific contributions to Colorado skiing. Details here.
My sincere thanks to all you backcountry skiers
who wrote seconding letters for my nomination, and to Mike Marolt,
who initiated the nomination. Also, while I’m quite humbled to be
included in this, I am PSYCHED that a ski mountaineer has made it
into the Hall based on a backcountry skiing career. Indeed, I feel
like I’m representing the entire backcountry skiing community in
receiving this honor. Everyone at the press conference was very aware
of how skiing’s roots are in the backcountry, and their support in
giving the Hall more emphasis in that area is TERRIFIC.
|To keep it real, on the way over to Denver I met up with Aspen Times Newspaper journalist Tim Mutrie and made a run on Uneva Peak near Vail Pass. We got whited out up high, but the skiiing was good on the lower part of the mountain. Conditions were powder on frozen corn — very nice! This is Tim cranking. He’s a good skier. That’s the Vail Pass rest area down in the valley on the right side of the photo. Over there, the x-c skiers fight with the snowmobilers about who goes where. On Uneva Peak, you hardly ever see anyone.|