Anticipation Builds In Beaver Creek

January 28, 2015

I’m in Beaver Creek, at an outdoor bar at our hotel, near the fireplace. The smell of mesquite and the sounds of a band playing “Southern Man” by Neil Young fill the air.

It’s a perfect evening—a fitting set-up for what promises to be a memorable day on the slopes tomorrow.

I’m joined here by my inspiration, Erik Weihenmayer, my good friend and dealer, Brian Benstock of Paragon Honda, and Lou Laste, from Cox Automotive’s public relations team.

Together, we begin our “No Barriers” ski adventure with Erik in the morning. It looks like we’ll have great weather and plenty of good snow.

I’m almost itchy with anticipation and, quite frankly, I’m a little worried that I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

But even if I toss and turn, I won’t mind. What’s a little lost sleep on the eve of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a dream come true?