Why I Ski

I grew up next to a cross-country ski trail system. Before I could walk, my parents put me in a backpack and we skied the hilly course behind our house. My mom says she knew I liked it because I would laugh when we went down the hills. Fifteen years later, these are the trails I train on with Aspen Valley Ski Club.


I love the feeling of flying across the snow. I love being outside, experiencing the stunning snowy place where I live. I love the sense of achievement that comes from doing really tough things. I love working hard (and having fun) with my awesome teammates and coaches. Skiing motivates me to be the best I can and try my hardest.


Skiing is an expensive sport. I don’t want that to get in the way of other kids having this experience. I have benefited from the support of scholarships and sponsors, so now I want to pass that along.*


* Note: One hundred percent of the funds Colt raises will go to the scholarship fund at Aspen Valley Ski Club. He will not personally benefit from any donations.


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