The 100-day pin is the most coveted piece of hardware for an Aspen Snowmass skier. It’s a trophy that, while small in stature, signifies an outsized achievement: 100 days skied across our four mountains in one season. It’s a feat that requires dedication, grit and strong legs. The pin eludes many of the most hardcore locals each year due to bad weather days, scheduling conflicts and logistical challenges.
Those challenges loom larger when you are three feet tall, can’t drive and have trouble getting geared up on your own. Such was the case for three intrepid young skiers who crossed the century ski-day mark and received their pins this season, aided by unusual circumstances caused by a global pandemic, and some very supportive parents.
Twin four-year-olds, James and Wallace Gorsuch, officially became the youngest 100-day skiers in history this season. The twins weren’t in school due to the pandemic, and their mom, Candace, was seeking a way to occupy their mornings, and more importantly, to wear them out for naptime.