Annabelle Ward


It all started when…

My name is Annabelle Ward and I’m an Aspen High School senior. I have skied since the age of 2 and I began racing with Aspen Valley Ski Club at 9. I’ve never been the best in the bunch, but I’ve absolutely developed a passion for ski racing. Screaming down a mountainside at 60 mph is as close as I’ve ever come to complete freedom. Skiing at high speed completely occupies the mind and leaves the skier utterly exhilarated at the finish. It’s horrible to imagine that in 10-or-so years we may no longer have access to that sweet burst of adrenaline that two metal-edged, snow-carving planks can deliver. I have joined Project Ski More because I cannot conceive of a life without my beloved sport. We must protect our winters so upcoming generations can also experience the bliss and the thrill of fresh tracks on a powder day.