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Jason Sumner
Jason Sumner: The Front Ranger

Jason Sumner

The Front Ranger

realvail local since: January 1, 2008

Sumner was born in Colorado and spent part of his youth living in Crested Butte where he was on the same ski team as Chris and Casey Puckett. Their World Cup skills didnít rub off, and today Sumner is a full-time, Boulder-based freelance writer specializing in outdoor sports and adventure travel. Recent bylines include 5280, Bicycling, BIKE and, a travel website.

Before forsaking a regular paycheck, Sumner was on staff with the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper and VeloNews, a bike-racing magazine. Assignments ranged from girls high school basketball games and a two-day softball tournament, to the Tour de France and the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also worked for the Olympic News Service at the 2006 Torino Olympic Games, where he learned all there is to know about bobsled, skeleton and luge.

Torino is also where Sumner met RealVail founders David Williams and Tom Boyd, and it was then that the trio consummated their working and skiing friendships with shots of grappa and one too many beers.

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Articles by Jason Sumner
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No snow, sonar or so gnarly: Making the most of the modern snow report Real News Jan 25, 2009

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