Jason Sumner — Real Aspen Writer

Sumner was born in Colorado and spent part of his youth living in Crested Butte where he was on the same ski team as Chris and Casey Puckett. Their World Cup skills didn't rub off, and today Sumner is a full-time, Boulder-based freelance writer specializing in outdoor sports and adventure travel. Recent bylines include 5280, Bicycling, BIKE and Away.com, a travel website.

Before forsaking a regular paycheck, Sumner was on staff with the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper and VeloNews, a bike-racing magazine. Assignments ranged from girls high school basketball games and a two-day softball tournament, to the Tour de France and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also worked for the Olympic News Service at the 2006 Torino Olympic Games, where he learned all there is to know about bobsled, skeleton and luge.

Torino is also where Sumner met RealVail founders David Williams and Tom Boyd, and it was then that the trio consummated their working and skiing friendships with shots of grappa and one too many beers.

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Jason Sumner Blogs and Articles List

Publication Date Section Headline
02-16-2012 blog Recent powder day at Crested Butte puts resort among state snowfall leaders
03-09-2011 blog On your marks, get set, NASTAR!
03-02-2011 blog Yes, Napoleon, that Beaver has large Talons
02-23-2011 blog Camp Woodward at Copper Mountain: low-consequence avoidance of 'agony of defeat' moments
12-29-2010 blog Colorado Ski Country issues new edition of Lost Resorts poster
12-22-2010 blog Montezuma's Revenge (the good kind)
08-07-2010 outdoors Mining for micro-resort ski deals with the Gems Card from Colorado Ski Country
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