Aspen Wintersköl Committee announces 2017 King and Queen

Staff report

The Wintersköl Committee and Aspen Chamber Resort Association announced Friday that Aspen locals Julie Lampton and Pat Callahan are the King and Queen for the 66th annual Wintersköl celebration, Jan. 12 to 15.

Every year the Wintersköl committee chooses a king and queen to preside over Aspen’s four-day celebration of winter. The committee looks for residents who are dedicated to, and involved with the community and exemplify the Wintersköl spirit.

2017 Wintersköl Queen Julie Lampton and King Pat Callahan are both charismatic and uplifting spirits who are well-known in the Aspen community, according to the Chamber.

“Julie is a dynamic woman who completely devotes her time to volunteering for local organizations such as the Aspen Institute, Aspen Film, Aspen Music Festival and School, Chris Klug Foundation, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Shining Stars, Wheeler Opera House, among many others. Not only does she volunteer her time for numerous causes, she invests herself in the people she meets in the multiple groups with which she participates,” the announcement read.

“An Aspen native, Pat’s integral role as Chief of Course in the Aspen Winternational (which includes the 2017 World Cup Finals), and his avid involvement with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club make him the perfect fit as this year’s king. An intrinsic part of this town’s ski racing heritage, Pat has been honored with the Halstead Award, the USSA’s prestigious Coach of the Year award and has served on several committees with USSA.”

For more information or to get involved in this year’s Wintersköl Celebration, contact Brittany Zanin at