Monday, January 24, 2011

AAS In Crested Butte!

All of the preparation will soon pay off! Winter X Games 15 and our historic Adaptive Snowboarder X is only two days away. Before the event kicks off AAS Development Director/Co-Founder and Athlete Amy Purdy, AAS volunteer and Veteran Matt Colvin and myself made time to travel to Crested Butte, my old stomping ground during college, for a little pregame warm up. We're staying with AAS Coach and Friend Chris "Kep" Koeppe. Today, after some work, we spent a half day riding the hill and capturing a little bit of fresh footage. Crested Butte is the best mountain in the country! Hands down! It's been to long since my last visit and opportunity to lay down some lines on the steepest lift accessible terrain in the country. We found some fresh tracks and explored the parks.

We followed up a fantastic day of snow shredding with a 16" pizza pie at the Secret Stash; so good! We may venture out for a drink or two before nodding off. I love this town from top to bottom. If you haven't been, go! It's a wonderful total experience.

Daniel Gale

Adaptive Action Sports
Executive Director/Co-Founder
ESPN X Games Sports Organizer

Stay tuned for news from Winter X Games 15.