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.
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