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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.”