January 3, 1985 – May 1, 2022
Michael Raymond Reveal was born in Aspen, CO on January 3, 1985 – the first baby that year. A beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend. He left this world on May 1, 2022, at the age of 37.
Those who know Michael understand that it is impossible to sum up the incredible life he lived, the wonderful human he is, or to honor everyone he touched. Michael left an unforgettable mark on those around him. He had a devotion to the life he had made for himself and to the people who made his world go round. In many ways, the proverbial clock in our community stopped ticking the moment Michael left this world. He was a rock, a glacial rock in the middle of the valley; he was Red Butte, something we thought would always be there, a constant, comforting presence.
Michael comes from a long line of ski legends. The Reveals moved to Aspen in 1983 when Jon, Michael’s father, got a job as Mountain Manager. MC, Michael’s mother, taught skiing for 32 years with ASC (Aspen Skiing Co). Skiing at Reveals is a way of life, and Michael wanted nothing more than to immerse himself in all mountain-related activities. He was an ASC ski instructor at Snowmass Mountain and a local coach at the Aspen Valley Ski Club who perfectly combined his passion into a career.
Michael measured success in life by love, and he succeeded beyond measure with the love he gave and the love he received. His uncle Pierre influenced his passion for life in France from an early age and always told him and his brother, Stefan, to enjoy the moment – which Michael did with genuine “joie de vivre”. “.
Michael loved his wife, Casarae, and their two-year-old twins (Audric and Atticen) more than anything – he was first and foremost a family man. He and Casarae spent over ten years traveling the world, growing up together, building their dream lives and combining their huge number of friends after meeting in college at Montana State University. After having children, their goal was to raise them as worldly mountaineers – just like Michael.
Michael embraced fatherhood in a way that reaffirmed the quality of his being. He loved his two boys, and if you talked to him for more than a few minutes, you would have heard of them and his wife, Casarae. He was so proud; he only wanted the best for them, which meant stuffing their passports with new countries, the best ski gear and an affinity for reading books.
His love for his mother, MC, whom Michael referred to as “Mom”, was also boundless. He called her almost every day and made sure MC was loved, cared for and close to her grandchildren.
Michael will forever be remembered for his infectious laugh, his beautiful skiing style, his penchant for the French way of life and, above all, his love and devotion to his wife and children.
Michael’s father, Jon, recently passed away. Michael is survived by his wife, Casarae; two-year-old twins, mother, MC; brother, Stefan; sister-in-law, Sara; stepfather, Allen; mother-in-law, Rita, mother-in-law, Linda, sister-in-law, Alyssa; brother-in-law, Mick; mother-in-law, Kim; half-brother, Griffin; and a niece and two nephews.
A celebration of life is scheduled for June 12 on Aspen Mountain. Download at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting his family by donating to his locally established memorial fund at Alpine Bank and online via GoFundMe.com/michael-reveal. To honor Michael, live passionately, ski your favorite slope, kill the brown powder, enjoy the sun on your face and explore the world.