Yesterday, we reported the tragic news that Squaw Valley Ski Patroller Joe Zuiches, 42, died from and explosives-related incident while conducting avalanche prevention work at Squaw Valley Ski Resort.
Since then, over $100,000 has been raised for Zuiches’ memorial fund. “Funds will go to any costs for the family around the death or memorial donations as decided by the deceased’s family,” according to the page.
FREESKIER would once again like to extend its deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy. We also would like to thank the kind and generous people out there who have poured their resources into this meaningful memorial fund. Last but not least, we thank the countless ski patrollers who work day in and day out to keep us safe. We don’t know what we would do without you all.