Skimo, short for ski mountaineering, is becoming more popular in and around Crested Butte. It involves skinning uphill and skiing downhill, and is a sport which we become rather smitten to. Griggs Orthopedics has our very own professional skimo team that we support through the winter—we travel to races together, support each other and promote the sport we love so much. We are made up of several standup, positive, proactive and proud athletes and are determined to make a presence at races, give back to our community and each other, and portray the best sportsmanship both on and off the mountains. We want this valley, Colorado and the world to know that our team consists only of these people. Bottom line is we all love to ski and stay active, healthy and strong; we are dedicated to this lifestyle.
Max Taam grew up in Ithaca, NY but has lived and trained in Aspen, CO since 2005. He has represented the US at the last four Skimo World Championships and hopes to make it 5 this year! Highlights from the last few years include winning the 2015 and 2016 United States and Colorado Skimo Cups. His favorite races include the Aspen Snowmass Power of Four, the Taos Rio Hando Rando Raid, and the Pierra Menta in France…more
Brian is a NY native that moved to Colorado in 1994 to attend Western State College (now Western State Colorado University). He became involved in the cross-country running programs and pursued telemark skiing/racing as well… more
Jack originally hails from London, England but moved to Crested Butte with his family in 1995. An avid adventurer at heart, the Elk Mountains only fueled his fire and at age 7 Jack could be seen running through heavy snow and scaling make shift “ice walls” created by pouring buckets of water over the outdoor stairs. Training in harsh conditions became a routine and fun part of life…more
From Brighton Michigan, kind of a small rural town about 1 hour from Detroit. We had a ski hill in my hometown, Mt. Brighton which was only 200 vertical feet. I started skiing and snowboarding right around Middle school…more
Jessie Young was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado. She grew up with the Elk Mountains as her playground and developed a love and respect for the mountains that have drawn her back to her hometown…more
Cam is a native of the great Prairie State, but moved to Gunnison in 2014. After battling injuries while running track through high school, his older sister Zoe convinced him to switch over to mountain biking and ski mountaineering racing…more