Ted found himself in Aspen, Colorado for the ski season right after college and never looked back. Following his curiosity led him to things like ski mountaineering, trail running and mountain climbing, and it’s taken him on adventures all around the world. For the past 25 years he's worked as a ski instructor in the winter and as guide on the peaks and trails around Aspen in the summer. The rest of the time you can find him out adventuring in all the same spots with his wife Christy, never sure of what the next chapter will bring.
Stio values mountain life, which to me is about going with the natural flow—both seasonal and day-to-day—rather than trying to impose my own pace and schedule on the world around me. It's important to be flexible with the schedules and expectations we put on ourselves and let life follow its own natural course.
Balance isn’t a fixed state, it’s an elusive goal we all have to continually work towards. Day-to-day life is constantly shifting, knocking us out of balance, and we have to make adjustments to find it again. Treat your outdoor goals or training like a job. Put them on your calendar alongside your work or professional schedule. That way you'll have the time set aside and you'll feel as though things are more in balance.
Ski in Antarctica.
Any of the Live Bait series releases from Phish.
Explore anything that piques your interest; you never know where it could lead.