20 Year Veteran of Ski Patrol Dies performing avalanche control work

Jackson Hole and the Resort in mourning

A 20-year veteran of the Jackson Hole ski patrolled died Saturday. He was injured performing avalanche work January 6, 2010. A break in the pack occurred above him sweeping him and another patroller. The other patroller could grab a tree and arrest his slide.

See the following articles for more information on this tragedy.

Patroller buried in avalanche

Big Wally revived after avalanche 
in memoriam: Big Wally  
Another Inbounds Tragedy at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (Updated 1/8/2010 7:31 PM)

For a well written and thoughtful article about the risks of ski patrolling at Jackson Hole see Ski Patroller Death Highlights the Real Price of Powder Turns.

Be Careful Out There!
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