ASPEN

"Aspen was magical at Christmas as many of the countless trees are fully decorated with enchanting, vivid festive lighting"  - Chef for Sail

Art work by Haley Badenhop

Art work by Haley Badenhop

Aspen

Aspen

My first visual recollection of Aspen

My first visual recollection of Aspen

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Steam Boat Springs

Steam Boat Springs

Highlands Bowl

Highlands Bowl

△ My childhood hero 1976 Olympic gold medal winner Franz Klammer

△ My childhood hero 1976 Olympic gold medal winner Franz Klammer

The Highlands Bowl

The Highlands Bowl

Just been up the chairlift with Heidi Klum, very happy at Buttermilk

Just been up the chairlift with Heidi Klum, very happy at Buttermilk

Taking the snow-cat to the base of the bowl, excitement all round

Taking the snow-cat to the base of the bowl, excitement all round

Highlands Bowl

Highlands Bowl

Christmas

Christmas

A winter wonderland

A winter wonderland

Christmas

Christmas

Beautiful when it snows

Beautiful when it snows

Highlands Bowl'. YEP, its as steep as it looks

Highlands Bowl'. YEP, its as steep as it looks

If you go into the woods today???

If you go into the woods today???

Happy with those turns

Happy with those turns

Cloud Nine Restaurant, Aspen Highlands

Cloud Nine Restaurant, Aspen Highlands

Why am I the only person on the mountain?

Why am I the only person on the mountain?

Haley and I

Haley and I

Do you have any slightly newer skis please?

Do you have any slightly newer skis please?

I had a wonderful time skiing with young Elizabeth

I had a wonderful time skiing with young Elizabeth

Tina and her sparkle smile

Tina and her sparkle smile

The view from the top of the Highlands Bowl

The view from the top of the Highlands Bowl

Back country skiing

Back country skiing

Rita visiting me from Australia

Rita visiting me from Australia

Sam Ferguson letting it rip

Sam Ferguson letting it rip

Sam Ferguson

Sam Ferguson

The Caribou Private Club

The Caribou Private Club

The Caribou Private Club

The Caribou Private Club

Hotel Jerome

Hotel Jerome

On top of the Rockies

On top of the Rockies

Wonderful memorabilia

Wonderful memorabilia

The majestic Maroon Bells, Aspen Highlands

The majestic Maroon Bells, Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands, lunch time

Aspen Highlands, lunch time

Its worth the 45 minute climb to 12,390 feet to see this view

Its worth the 45 minute climb to 12,390 feet to see this view

Me, Haley and Bob after a great day skiing

Me, Haley and Bob after a great day skiing

Local transport

Local transport

Learning how monoski works

Learning how monoski works

Skiing with friends Jess, Paul and Tom from NZ

Skiing with friends Jess, Paul and Tom from NZ

Another powder day

Another powder day

The Caribou Private Club

The Caribou Private Club

Fellow intern Carly Taylor and sister

Fellow intern Carly Taylor and sister

Highlands Ale House

Highlands Ale House

Challenge Aspen Mono-Ski

Challenge Aspen Mono-Ski

I often skied with a blind skier

I often skied with a blind skier

Aspen Luxury

Aspen Luxury

Private Jets at Aspen Airport

Private Jets at Aspen Airport

View from my apartment

View from my apartment

Ski in, ski out

Ski in, ski out

Lunch break

Lunch break

It always pays to make friends with lifties

It always pays to make friends with lifties

Fellow writer Francis Stuckens

Fellow writer Francis Stuckens

Mono-Ski lesson

Mono-Ski lesson

A highly skilled mono skier

A highly skilled mono skier

Aspen Apres

Aspen Apres

One of hundreds of Luxury Private Estates in Aspen

One of hundreds of Luxury Private Estates in Aspen

Downtown snow storm

Downtown snow storm

My definition of contentment

My definition of contentment

Rachel from Challenge Aspen and I

Rachel from Challenge Aspen and I

Ski Instructor Bob and I

Ski Instructor Bob and I

Houston Cowan founder of Challenge Aspen

Houston Cowan founder of Challenge Aspen

Jenni and MJ, Challenge Aspen

Jenni and MJ, Challenge Aspen

Haley and Caro

Haley and Caro

Brett, Haley and Dylan, Blind skier week

Brett, Haley and Dylan, Blind skier week

On top of Snowmass

On top of Snowmass

My favourite bar and restaurant, Jimmy's

My favourite bar and restaurant, Jimmy's

Haley, Carly, Caro and new friend

Haley, Carly, Caro and new friend

Sun burnt smiles after a wonderful day skiing

Sun burnt smiles after a wonderful day skiing

Trying to beat Stephen's Bowl record of five without success

Trying to beat Stephen's Bowl record of five without success

Step back in time

Step back in time

The tree skiing in Aspen is outstanding

The tree skiing in Aspen is outstanding

Skiing through Aspen trees

Skiing through Aspen trees

Aspen patrol dogs enjoying a good night out

Aspen patrol dogs enjoying a good night out

Carly and her sister Mary

Carly and her sister Mary

Sky Bar is the best place for Apres

Sky Bar is the best place for Apres

Haley and I

Haley and I

Bob getting the lesson ready

Bob getting the lesson ready

Teaching a few young ones this week

Teaching a few young ones this week

Road trip from Aspen to Las Vegas

Road trip from Aspen to Las Vegas

Lunch stop

Lunch stop

How they make fences in snow country

How they make fences in snow country

One of many one horse town's

One of many one horse town's

Moab Utah

Moab Utah

Celebrating Myles 40th in Las Vegas

Celebrating Myles 40th in Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Hoover Dam I drove to by mistake

The Hoover Dam I drove to by mistake

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border

Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

American Bison

American Bison

Driving into Durango

Driving into Durango

Rosie my Range Rover

Rosie my Range Rover

Moab Utah

Moab Utah

Utah

Utah

Moab Utah

Moab Utah

View from the Cosmopolitan hotel suite

View from the Cosmopolitan hotel suite

Friends from NZ; Benj, Mal, Me and Myles

Friends from NZ; Benj, Mal, Me and Myles

The Grand Canyon viewing platform

The Grand Canyon viewing platform

You could happily sit here for weeks

You could happily sit here for weeks

After driving over 20 states in the USA, I have found my favourite spot

After driving over 20 states in the USA, I have found my favourite spot

Monument Valley sunset

Monument Valley sunset

Snow storm is getting worse but I have a lesson tomorrow

Snow storm is getting worse but I have a lesson tomorrow

Driving up to Wolf Creek Pass 3,309m

Driving up to Wolf Creek Pass 3,309m

The next morning, Wolf Creek

The next morning, Wolf Creek

Driving the wrong way back

Driving the wrong way back

Celebrity ski race

Celebrity ski race

12 hours Aspen to Las Vegas, 45 hours back to Aspen

12 hours Aspen to Las Vegas, 45 hours back to Aspen

Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing

Perfect snow conditions to ski the bowl

Perfect snow conditions to ski the bowl

Climbing the bowl

Climbing the bowl

Aspen Ski Patrol

Aspen Ski Patrol

The Winter X Games

The Winter X Games

Sarah was/is a Winter X Games legend

Sarah was/is a Winter X Games legend

The iconic Woody Creek Tavern serves the best Margarita's in Aspen

The iconic Woody Creek Tavern serves the best Margarita's in Aspen

Cloud Nine Restaurant

Cloud Nine Restaurant

Another ski, another smile

Another ski, another smile

Regular party at Cloud Nine

Regular party at Cloud Nine

Jake, Caro and Haley at Ajax

Jake, Caro and Haley at Ajax

Lunch at Highlands

Lunch at Highlands

Snowmass Mountain

Snowmass Mountain

WOO HOO

WOO HOO

Challenge Aspen

Challenge Aspen

JT, Haley and I

JT, Haley and I

Stein Eriksen brought European class and style to Aspen

Stein Eriksen brought European class and style to Aspen

A ski for every snow condition

A ski for every snow condition

I love it up here over 12,000 feet

I love it up here over 12,000 feet

Hot as St Tropez in summer

Hot as St Tropez in summer

Mansion where I cooked

Mansion where I cooked

The Winter X Games

The Winter X Games

Hunter S Thompson shooting his typewriter

Hunter S Thompson shooting his typewriter

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands

Susan and I

Susan and I

Cloud Nine Restaurant

Cloud Nine Restaurant

Bruce and I

Bruce and I

Aspen Highlands where I lived

Aspen Highlands where I lived

Double black diamond on mono ski

Double black diamond on mono ski

Skiing through trees

Skiing through trees

Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain

Group shot after CAMO Camp

Group shot after CAMO Camp

Carly and company

Carly and company

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