By Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist Posted 11 years ago February 12, 2013

Our first gold medal!

ConGratz to Brandon Chalk for bringing home a gold medal in the Winter Mountain Games at Vail this past weekend! OpenSnow was the official forecaster for the games, so we sponsored Brandon's entry fee as he's a good friend of OpenSnow and a heckuva athlete. In fact he's our first sponsored athlete...and he didn't let us down! Read his story here, which includes getting creative with his gear to cover nearly 2,500 vertical feet over two miles in 46 minues and 3 seconds. He's an uphill speed demon, I tell ya. Here's the full story and a Tweet to celebrate the achievement!


Brandon is on the left with his gold; me on the right.Brandon wins the gold

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Joel Gratz

Founding Meteorologist

Joel Gratz is the Founding Meteorologist of OpenSnow and has lived in Boulder, Colorado since 2003. Before moving to Colorado, he spent his childhood as a (not very fast) ski racer in eastern Pennsylvania.

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