Nordic Combined champ, ski resort consultant

Ted Farwell
Passing Date: January 25, 2015

Ted Farwell -- NCAA and National champion, Olympian and ski resort consultant -- died on Sunday, January 25, after a short battle with mesothelioma, the severe form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.  Ted's mother grew up skiing in Brattleboro, Vt. She put him on skis at age two, and at...

Aspen Times reporter, editor

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Passing Date: January 22, 2015

Aspen reporter Mary Eshbaugh Hayes, known to readers and fans as MEH, died Jan. 22 of pancreatic cancer. She was 86. Hayes joined The Aspen Times in 1952 as a reporter and photographer. Over the next 20 years she worked as a freelance writer while raising her family. She returned to the Times as a...

Ski jumper, resort founder

Gus Raaum
Passing Date: December 28, 2014

Gustav (Gus) Raaum, the ski jumping champion who supervised construction of Big Sky Resort, died Dec. 28 at age 88.   Born in Brevik, Norway, Gus grew up in Lillehammer and in high school competed in soccer, track and speed skating -- and excelled in ski jumping. During the German occupation in...

10th Mountain Division leader

Earl Clark
Passing Date: December 28, 2014

Earl Ervin Clark, who served in the 10th Mountain Division from its inception, died at home on Dec. 28, a day after attending a 10th Mountain reunion luncheon. He was 95. Clark was born in Londonderry, Vermont in 1913, and learned to ski while growing up in Wisconsin. After graduating high school...

Stratton Marketing VP

Michael Cobb
Passing Date: December 12, 2014

Michael Cobb, longtime vice president of sales and marketing at Stratton, died Dec. 12 of cancer. He was 63. Born in Garnerville, N.Y., Cobb discovered skiing at 14 and was immediately hooked. He became a junior patroller at Silvermine Ski Area, in Harriman, N.Y., in 1967. In time he succeeded at...

Racer, ski association officer

Rémi Cloutier
Passing Date: December 4, 2014

Rémi Cloutier, 84, a lifelong promoter of Canadian skiing, died Dec. 4 in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, his home town. In 1948, he won the Canadian Junior Downhill Championship at Mt. Norquay, Alberta, but broke a leg before the 1950 FIS championships. He went on to a successful career in the pulp-...

Idaho photographer

David Stoecklein
Passing Date: November 10, 2014

David Stoecklein, 65, whose ski-action photos were a mainstay of ski magazine features and advertising in the late '70s and '80s, died of cancer on November 10. Dave grew up in Fox Chapel, Penn., a suburb of Pittsburgh, but moved West in his early 20s to pursue photography as a profession. After...

10th Mountain Vet, Vermont Stalwart

Erling Omland
Passing Date: September 3, 2014

Erling Omland Erling Omar Omland, a stalwart of New England skiing, died Sept. 3 at age 97. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he grew up in Risr, Norway, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Roselle, N.J. He attended Union College in Cranford, N.J, and in the late 1930s made annual trips to Tuckerman Ravine. A devout...

Swiss Lauberhorn Champion

Karl Molitor
Passing Date: August 25, 2014

KARL MOLITOR Swiss skiing legend Karl Molitor, one of the most successful and charismatic champions in his era, has died peacefully at the age of 94 on August 25th 2014, his family announced in the middle of the week. Molitor, born in the famous ski resort of Wengen in the beautiful Bernese...

Alta Board Member

Henry Laughlin
Passing Date: August 6, 2014

Henry Laughlin Henry R. Laughlin died suddenly on August 6, at home in San Francisco, at age 64. The son of publisher and Alta founder James Laughlin, Henry was an intrepid mountaineer with experience climbing and skiing throughout North and South America. He settled in San Francisco with his wife...