VIDEO: John Shocklee Never Grows Up in “A Fairy Tale”

Matias Ricci |

John Shocklee is 52 years old. But when he is on the mountain, with his skis on, he seems to be in his mid-twenties. Above of his big, frozen beard -which hides his smile-, John has a kindergarten pair of eyes. He physically feels young, and finds himself surrounded by younger people. He is a mountain guide from Silverton, CO, and lives in a tiny, simple place. He doesn’t care about money. He doesn’t have telephone, or credit cards. He just lives, and skis, which is his biggest passion. He loves skiing more than anything ese in the world.

John Shocklee hides his smile behind this crazy beard.
John Shocklee hides his smile behind this crazy beard.

“It’s more the combination of lifestyle, doing something that you’re passionate about along with physical activity. That combo is the fountain of youth. But you know in terms of my diet, I do eat a lot of calories. I imagine I’m close to the 4500 [calories] a day as a base. So really everything I see is what I eat. Then obviously dessert every day”. John Shocklee

John Shocklee skiing as if he was 20-years-old.
He skis as if he was 20-years-old.
John Shocklee and his place.
John Shocklee and his place.
John Shocklee lives in a simple, tiny place. But he haves everything he needs.
He lives in a simple, tiny place. But he haves everything he needs.
John Shocklee at the airport.
John Shocklee at the airport.

“A Fairy Tale” won Best Short Prize at the 17th Annual Powder Awards last December. Read the full story here.


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