Best of 2001 - Wackiest Ski-Town Character

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With a scruffy beard, missing teeth, and combat gear as fashion statement, Crested Butte's Ken Fitzgerald lives up to his nickname,

Crazy Kenny

. He sleeps in a shack with a caved-in roof and no windows, and he roams the town's bars and breakfast spots challenging people with his classic line: "I bet my stomach is stronger than your stomach." According to ski filmmaker Murray Wais, "Kenny feels the vibe of town; he predicts snowfall; he is our shaman."



Our Complete Guide to Ski Town Bars

The recipe for the perfect ski day starts with as many shots of powder as you can handle, chased by a visit to the best bar in town. Here's a guide from Skiing Magazine to ski country's most celebrated watering holes. Don't see your favorite dive anywhere? Leave a comment so we can all go there too.