John "Fritzski" Fritz

John has been a military and commercial airline pilot for the last forty years. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona but spends much of his time off at his mountain home in Colorado. Quickly approaching retirement, he is planning on soon being a full-time resident there in the Summit County area with easy access to Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek, and Arapahoe Basin.

Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, he got his first taste of the Colorado mountains and skiing in 1972. Since then he has developed a passion for the mountains that has led from Colorado to Northern California to Arizona and finally back to Colorado.

This passion has also led to a desire to share information and experiences about the sport we love on his website He will also be doing some resort guiding for Breckenridge and Keystone this coming ski season.

If any of you SnowPak readers happen to be headed for some turns in the Summit County area of Colorado, please give him a shout-out and he would love to help you out in any way.