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“The Frenchy”

Jacques Houot, 82-year Old French Ski Racer and Colorado Mountain Biker

This is the story of 82-year old French snow / ski racer and mountain biker, Jacques Houot , who is a local legend as an age-defying athlete and an incorrigible flirt. Houot has survived some two dozen close calls with death, including avalanches, cancer, car accidents, a heart attack, drowning and even attempted murder. Frenchy inspires us to stay positive today.

  • Produced, directed and edited by Michelle Smith Graphics/Animation by Lindsay Jones
  • Special Thanks to Jacques Houot “No Problem!” and the town of Carbondale, CO


This hat has just the right amount of everything. We have yet to find a human that doesn’t look good top dressed in the 1884. It just works. Maybe that’s why grandpa rocked it for all those years?

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