Mountain Mayhem: Spring Fever |

Mountain Mayhem: Spring Fever

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
4-year-old twin brothers James and Wallace Gorsuch with their 100-day pins from Aspen Snowmass. Courtesy photo.
Maleka Vrana proudly poses with her pin for 100 days of skiing at Aspen Snowmass! Courtesy photo.
Therese Sissel, Megan Shean and Tara Seracka embrace spring skiing on Aspen. Courtesy photo.
Bride-to-be Megan Shean as the guest of honor for her bachelorette weekend in Aspen.
Sarah Manning, front and center, was surprised with a captain-themed soiree recently, celebrating her becoming a captain for American Airlines.
Mike Jahn and Michelle Gonzales back in town for a quick spring visit.
Heidi Kowar and Bob Bindseil in their ramp worker attire, celebrating Captain Manning.

With the changing of the seasons on the Vernal Equinox, spring fever is in the air. Pictures pop up daily on social media feeds of friends proudly displaying their 100-day pins from Aspen Snowmass for logging 100 days on the hill. Twin brothers James and Wallace Gorsuch recently received their pins, becoming the youngest ever to do so at age four. Their mom, Candice Gorsuch, shared insights into the mission accomplished. “My husband works in a family business, and due to our at-risk relatives that also work in the family biz, we had to keep the twins out of school during the pandemic, which was devastating to them as they love school and have been going since they were 1.5 years old. So to give them something to look forward to we came up with the 100-day goal! Then in December I blew out my knee skiing, so all kinds of people in the community offered to ski with them and my husband, Jeff Gorsuch, basically had to take my place. And here we are!”

Capitalizing on longer lingering light, Aspen Snowmass has brought back the popular spring activity of Sunset Skiing on select days, subject to change and weather dependent. Aspen Mountain’s extended hours are this Friday, March 26, and the following Friday, April 2. The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will run till 6 pm for skiing into the early evening. The Sundeck will also be open till 6 pm with a DJ playing. Stand by for updates for Snowmass Sunset Skiing.

A couple of recent celebrations to note – a fun bachelorette weekend for Megan Shean of Boulder and Aspen leading up to her June 5 wedding and a surprise captain-themed party for pilot Sarah Manning who recently took over the left seat of her 737 aircraft for American Airlines.