RIP Jim Jack

(Last Updated On: February 20, 2012)

After a great day skiing powder up here in Alaska, it was with great sadness that I learned my friend Jim Jack passed away in an avalanche outside Steven’s Pass, WA, along with two others. This ESPN article has the best info right now. I first met Jim Jack over 10 years ago at the Kirkwood comp. Jim Jack’s smooth style impressed me almost as much as his smiling demeanor. The guy truly loved to ski. One of my most memorable days of the last 10 years was a day with pretty average conditions at Red Mountain. It was the afternoon after that comp, and a handful of us just started ripping around on the terrain accessed from the Red lift. After the stress of a competition, there was something innately carefree and enjoyable about those runs- in no small part due to Jim Jack. I’ll miss you buddy.

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.  He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing.He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.    He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing. He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

3 thoughts on “RIP Jim Jack

  • February 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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    So sad! Jim Jack and I were good friends in college, and we ended up dating and living together when we moved to Leavenworth in 1991. He was a great guy. I don’t think I ever heard him say anything negative about anyone or anything, he was always smiling and excited about life. One of the top five people in my life for sure! Great stories to tell about him. I know everyone loved him, and feel for his closest friends and family. He loved you as much as you loved him!!! Please call me if he has a memorial, 360-393-7384. Cracker Jack, I will miss you SWEET-PEA! 1/3rd of the noodle, Crissy Tieman

  • February 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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    Well said, Crissy! Truly one of the best. If I hear about a memorial, I’ll let you know.

  • February 25, 2012 at 6:52 am
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    Jim (I called him Jimmy) and I went through grade school together (Horace Mann Elementary) and were good friends for several years. Even as a child, he always had several prior lift passes on the zipper of his jacket. He was always a natural athlete, one of the fastest kids in our school. When I heard his name on the news, I knew it had to be him even though I haven’t seen him in over 30 years. Does anyone know if his family still lives in Redmond?

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