20 Year Veteran of Ski Patrol Dies performing avalanche control workPosted: January 11, 2010
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.