Frias Properties of Aspen vacation specialist Andrew Myatt is what we call a modern-day "ski bum." He routinely accomplishes something most skiers only dream about -- logging 100 days of skiing in a season. Just recently, Myatt earned his fourth consecutive 100-day pin, a recognition given by the Aspen Skiing Company for those who reach the century mark in a single season. Myatt achieved the goal for the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 ski seasons.
"I came up a little short in 2008-09 and figured life is too short not to ski every day," Myatt said. To commemorate his accomplishment, Myatt sat down with our blog team to answer our Top 10 questions.
Q: When did you move to Aspen?
A: "I moved to Aspen on April 1,2006, after spending four weeks in Aspen over New Years."
Q: How many seasons have you skied Aspen?
A: "This is the sixth season I have had a pass for Aspen."
Q: Did you ski growing up? Where?
A: "I first started skiing at the age of 4 at Holiday Valley outside of Rochester, New York."
Q: Did you go on Opening Day?
A: "Yes. I skied the early opening days this year at Snowmass and on Thanksgiving Day on Aspen with (my fiance) Lauren."
Q: Do you ski with friends or alone?
A: "It depends. During the week, I normally ski alone and, on the weekends, I ski with Lauren and my buddy, Brendan. Normally, I don't like skiing in big groups."
Q: Tell us about your gear. (skis, boots, etc.
A: "I just got new Nordica boots this year and I ski on a 184 Volki Montra. It is a great all-mountain, all-condition ski."
Q: What' your favorite run?
A: "I have a few, but would like to keep them secret. S1 is one that I like to tell people about and take them to early in the day. It is really steep at the top and intimidating to most people."
Q: Have you spotted anyone famous this year on the hill?
A: "A few. Seal, Paris Hilton (at Ajax Tavern), James Caan, Jeff Bagwell and a bunch of people that think they are famous."
Q: What's the riskiest maneuver you attempted/accomplished this season?
A: "Not really sure. Most days I ski aggressively and enjoy jumping cliffs and skiing lines that are really difficult."
Q: What will you do with your 100-day pin?
A: "I keep them at my desk. I also take them with me to the ski show I do in Australia."