Tag: Chester Walters

Chester Turns 4

I first met Chester the day that he walked into Jaywalker Lodge. I was a client at the time and immediately sized up the new kid. Just another Texas boy out of his element in the Rocky Mountains was my initial assessment. The next week I found myself skiing with Chester at Snowmass. I wanted to ski the expert terrain on Hanging Valley Headwall and was able to convince the new-to-snow Chester that he would be fine up there. I told him I’d stay with him and help him down. Within 5 minutes of dropping in I had lost the guy. The snow was good, and I still hadn’t quite grasped the idea of other-centered behavior, so I rationalized that Chester could take care of himself. When I loaded onto the bus at the end of the day, already in the back sat a fuming Chester. Apparently that had been…

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Congratulations Chester

Jaywalker would like to congratulate Chester Walters, Landing Tech, for celebrating 3 years of sobriety last week. Chester grew up in Texas and through a rough childhood fell into drugs and alcohol pretty heavily. Chester attended Jaywalker Lodge in 2010 after a rough few years in college. Just like most of the guys who come through Jaywalker, Chester fell in Love with the mountains and started a life that he could be proud of. Since graduating the Lodge Chester wanted to get back on his feet. After working 2 years at Aspen Snowmass in advanced ticket sales, Chester wanted to return back to school. Chester received a 4.0 GPA in his first two semesters back in college and is hoping to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology here in the near future. Since then Chester has started work here at Jaywalker as a part time tech for The Landing. Chester…

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