A Summit Success

When people think of Aspen, they may assume you only head downhill on skis. But, uphilling has become a cultural norm in our town, and last Saturday the Summit for Life race brought out hundreds of competitors who marched, or skinned, up the 3,267 feet to the top of Aspen Mountain, including of our own interior design team, Stefanie Richter (she took 4th place in her age group). The evening race benefits the Chris Klug Foundation, a locally based nonprofit dedicated to raising organ and tissue donation awareness. The event brought in nearly $100,000 for the cause.

After racers climbed the nearly 3 miles to the top of Aspen, they were greeted with dinner, dancing and celebrating their accomplishment inside the Sundeck before riding the gondola down. In its 10th year, the Summit for Life has become a popular local event and a great way to high-kick into skiing shape at the start of the season. The foundation also raises money through teams that compete in the New York City Marathon and the Leadville 100 Bike Race. Lock in a registration and start training now. 

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