Pomeroy, who was 44 years old, was described as always living life to the fullest on and off the snow. Wikipedia Photo.
The Vail community is mourning the death of Bindu Sky Pomeroy, who died in the backcountry of East Vail, CO yesterday morning. The local snowboarder and teacher at the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy died of snow suffocation at one his favorite out of bounds spots in the East Vail Chutes. According to the Vail Daily, Pomeroy was the last of his group to hit a large cliff and landed head first in the snow. He laid submerged for seven minutes before his group was able to reach him, to which they performed CPR for an hour in an attempt to revive him.
I will never forget the times he ran into class covered in snow, still in his snowboard boots saying 'traffic was bad' or 'if Grimmer asks I'm in the bathroom' so he could live his best life in his East Vail home
-Zoe Livran on behalf of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy Class of 2017 graduates in Vail Daily.
Pomeroy was known for his exceptional skills in Vail's backcountry.
The Weston team rider was described as being a true steward of the backcountry who cared deeply for his local community. The popular resident was aptly nicknamed "The Mayor of East Vail," and had unparalleled expertise in the terrain. We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Pomeroy.
This morning, Patagonia announced it is donating $10 million to groups defending clean air and water, responsible land use, and the regenerative organic agriculture movement. Rose Mercario, CEO of Patagonia, says "Based on last year’s irresponsible tax cut, Patagonia will owe less in taxes this year—$10 million less, in fact. Instead of putting the money back into our business, we’re responding by putting $10 million back into the planet. Our home planet needs it more than we do."
An avalanche caught five skiers on Saturday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Everyone survived. The slide was triggered near the top of the freshly-opened Thunder Lift in an area next to the Expert Chutes zone. The slab broke loose from the base of a cliff with a crown measured around two feet deep and 150 feet wide. A JHMR ski patrol search team armed with two dogs, a Recco device and avalanche beacons immediately began searching the area, uncovering the victims, which included
On Saturday, December 1, at 9:55 a.m., sixteen people were skiing and snowboarding on the southern end of Expert Chutes, an inbounds zone at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, when an avalanche broke above them. In a matter of seconds the 150-foot wide slab with a 2-foot crown barreled down the slope, burying five skiers below. Without hesitation, onlookers immediately sprung into action and the ski patrol responded swiftly. Thanks to the cooperation and preparedness of the community and the