From Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner Mohsin Hamid to Sunlight's Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers, Our Fantasy Guest List
Sunlight Mountain Resort’s 5-year-old mini-mayor raised $500 for Make-A-Wish Colorado by decreeing that spaghetti be added to the Sunday menu at the Glenwood Springs ski area, with 10 percent of proceeds going to the nonprofit that aids critically ill kids.
As founder and managing director of the new nonprofit Roaring Fork Cycling, this biking advocate aims to empower youth through free after-school clinics and low-cost summer programs that convey the joy and freedom of two-wheeling.
The winner of Aspen Words’ first-ever $35,000 Literary Prize, for his 2017 novel, Exit West, combines the real and the surreal in his psychological exploration of a young couple who flee a war-torn country in search of safer, better lives.
For the research and technology her Bridging Bionics Foundation develops to help injured people regain movement, the Basalt-based mobility pioneer—herself paralyzed in a 1992 ski accident—was named a 2018 CNN Hero and featured on CNN.com.
After 45 years with the Aspen Skiing Company, the onetime Buttermilk ski instructor—who rose through the ranks to direct ski schools, oversee food and beverage ops, and, most recently, manage Aspen Mountain—stepped down this spring from what he called the best job in the world.
For the past four years, this 18-year-old with cystic fibrosis has collaborated with local artists to produce her line of Lilybart greeting cards, which raise awareness of the life-threatening disorder and are now sold in some 90 stores nationwide.