Emily Burke Self proclaimed co-manager, shop tips accountant and Hamilton Sports Prom Queen 4 years running. Currently residing in Denver to finish school but can't wait to come back full-time to Hamilton Sports. Started Skiing: North of Aspen in Idaho at Lookout Pass, then in CO's front-range while living in Boulder. Favorite run: North American to Bonnie's (pancake stop) to Chair 6 to left side of Zaugg Dump. Favorite Quote: "Quit it!" I put up with a lot working with these Boston guys. Alpha female of the Wolfpack.
Chris Hamilton Started Skiing: On landfills in Indiana. I moved to Aspen after my power-lifting career came to an end. Favorite Off Season Activity: Running the rivers throughout our valley. Famous For: Having an encyclopedic knowledge of a lot of useless facts; and, laying down one of the best ski tunes known to man.
Todd Anzlovar I started skiing at Wa Wa chusset. Mountain skiing minutes away, and not only am I a golf professional I am PGA. I pay alot of $ so I can say that. Did not fall into a crevasse in the French Alps - amazing. And to this day has not hurt any fellow skiers to our knowledge on the slopes. Loves driving the bus. Golf professional in Wellessey, MA. during the summers .
Wolf Pack Member
Mike Duffy I summer in Cape Cod and winter in Aspen, living the dream! After graduating from Saint Michaels college in Vermont, it was time to move west to some bigger mountains. Luckily, Uncle Bill and the team at Hamilton Sports was looking for a new free agent. Mike joined the Hamilton Sports family in 2008 and continues to lead the Wolfpack ski gang anywhere but foreign countries; haven't you seen Locked Up Abroad?! During the offseason, Mike is an assistant golf pro, Phish fan and striped bass fisherman. And for all you ski companies out there, Mike is currently under no contract and looking for sponsors.
Favorite Ski: Blizzard Gunsmoke, 186 cm. Favorite run: Just like my paychecks, Jackpot to Last Dollar.
Rebecca Hill - Assistant Manager/Shop Flirt
Started Skiing: "Wait, I ski?"
Favorite Ski Hero: Dexter Rutecki from Aspen Extreme. Now there's a hero!
Favorite Hamilton Gear: Kjus Skiwear...by far the sexiest ski wear around.... cause a girl's got to look good in Aspen.
Why Hamilton Sports: Where else would you find 10 hot guys to work with, who will give me just enough grief for being a girl, teach me how to ski like a guy and become the best of friends, all in one season
Steve Ornowski - Shop Gear Junkie
Started Skiing: In 1976...rolled into the Aspen Valley a few years later...and still loving it!
Why Hamilton Sports: "You know it's a great shop, I get to see my friends all day while working
hard and the boss respects my needed time to be on the mountain."
Favorite Ski this Year: Out of my quiver...I'd say the Gotama...for the skiing I do which is all-
mountain attack this is a great ski!
Aspen in the heart of the Elk Mountain range is unique in Colorado or in the United States for the matter that we enjoy the privilage of having four different distinct ski mountains in one location so close together and under the umbrella of one owner. What this means to you is a mountain with a personality for each Member of your group of family, or even your mood.
The original mountain of the 4 opened in 1947 with a single chairlift, Americas first. Today Aspen has a network of chairlifts including the famous "Silver Queen Gondola" rising right out of downtown Aspen. There aren't many mountains in this country where you get the privilage of walking to the Gondola from your hotel in your ski boots! Aspen Mountain is an expert skiers dream, no green runs, the majority of the mountain is expert and advanced terrain only! With marvelously steep bump runs like Walshes and amazing tree skiing in "The Dumps" Aspen will satisfy your craving for intense skiing! Rising 3,267 above Aspen the views are amazing, looking down onto town and to the east over beautiful Independence Pass, Aspen Mountain is one of the most scenic place in the country! Many people are not aware this "exclusive" mountain opened its slopes to snowboarders several years ago so now everyone can enjoy this action packed mountain.
The largest mountain in the Aspen 4 pack with over 3000 acres of terrain, and a vertical drop of 4,406 ft. making Snowmass Ski area one of the largest in the country. Snowmass is legendary for it's wide open groomers, but look deeper and there is expert terrain to challenge the most experienced skier. Hike the wall or ride the Poma to the Cirque for double black terrain as steep as you can handle. Home to two of the national extreme skiing qualifying events, Snowmass has opened an area with "mandatory air" you think your tough on skis you have to check this out. Snowmass Mountain is now expanding with the recently approved Base Village. This already luxurious mountain stocked with amenities is going to be one of the hippest places to stay in the nation.
Where the locals ski! Another incredebly steep mountain with challenging double fall lines. The Highlands is also home to Highlands Bowl. A snow cat takes you part of the way, and your legs do the rest. The bowl has the longest steepest pitches in Colorado. It also faces north so the snow stay light and fluffy all winter long. With an evevation of 3,635 ft Highlands is one of the tallest mountains in the state of Colorado. This mountain also enjoys a completely new base area opened for the first time in the 2003/04 season. The best part, never a lift line.
"New School Ground Zero" The official home of the Winter X games, snowmobiling, motto-cross, freestyle, half pipe and more, if you can do it on snow this event has it. Simultaneously Buttermilk has some of the best beginner terrain anywhere. If you need to learn how to ski Buttermilk is your mountain, miles of groomed green runs, the majority of this mountain is beginner and intermediate terrain. Just don't forget to spot your landings you may go bigger than you planned!