(Last Updated On: July 18, 2009)
“Captain” Jack Carey was struck by a vehicle while riding Lizard Head Pass in SW Colorado on Friday July 17, 2009.
Captain Jack was well-known throughout the freeskiing community as the long-time starter for IFSA Big-mountain events. He was always there at the start offering words of encouragement, sitting around working for the athletes whether the temps were well below zero or not. I’ll always remember him at the start of the Chainsaw Ridge venue at Blackcomb, where I was the second to last skier on a day which was brutally cold, windy, and well behind schedule. But Jack was there with me and the only other competitor left, encouraging us both to have a great run despite the tough conditions.
Captain Jack also started the Canadian tour of events in places like Fernie and Red mountain. He gave back to the sport more than most ever will, and the ski world will miss him.
Thanks to TGR member neige777 for posting this video:
Telluride Mountain Man – Jack Carey