Long before Wiz Khalifa and the X Games descended upon Aspen, January was always marked by Winterskol - a toast to Winter! It was always a fun time of year in town and I always used to look forward to the festivities that took place - especially the torch light ski down Aspen Mountain.
This year's King and Queen of Winterskol are the Cardamone's. Tom and Judy ran ACES (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) and are responsible for its education programs for all valley kids.
Winterskol kicks off January 14th through the weekend.
Watch this amazing piece on the origins of Winterskol by the Aspen Historical Society's Tom Eagen.