Despite being generally cold, Colorado’s ski resorts are a grand melting pot... a preferred destination, workplace, and hometown for some of the most eccentric individuals in the state and beyond. Next time you're there, take some time between runs (or drinks) to look for these 21 characters, because they are most assuredly out there.
The "Well-Traveled" Lifty
In an incredible feat of spoken word, this long-winded "local" manages to tell you about his summer working lifts in Argentina, his best friend’s pro-model snowboard, and his 200-plus days on the mountain last year... all in the five seconds before your chair arrives. But hey, gotta find a way to justify that terribly skewed on-mountain time-to-runs-taken ratio.
The Perpetual Hero
GoPro’s tag line, "Be a Hero," really hit a soft spot in the snow community. Camera on a stick... scratch that -- TWO cams on a stick, POV helmet cam, and a hidden lapel cam to round out the media package. His most recent vid has 17 views!
The Amendment 64 Lifer
Chillum for the lift ride. Rice rolling papers for the smoke shacks. Vape pen for each and every instance in between. The mountain experience just isn’t the same unless you’re lifted, man.
The Wholesome Greeter
Keystone probably has the single most recognizable greeter in Colorado (perhaps you know her), but this elderly smile is always good for an morning pick-me-up and a handful of Nature Valley bars on your walk to the first lift. Much appreciated (and needed) after a rough evening.