Have 3 really good friends and now I have 2. Long time friend and ski Bud died at Squaw Valley yesterday. Skiing the chutes in a Blizzard took a tumble and into the trees and died of head trauma, helmet knocked off and crushed. Some of you know him as he went to the Gathering at Jackson Hole and into BC with me a few years back and skied Fernie with Newfydog.
For those of you that knew him it was a shock to Learn this today when his wife called. He will be missed by many and I will definitely feel this for the rest of my life.
A great guy and skier Ted Sorensen died at Squaw yesterday of trauma after a tumble in the steeps.
Jackson Hole gathering few years back. Ted is 2nd from left. Waiting to go up top.
Ted on left as Bob Peters points out the terrain features in Rock Springs - fun day.
Ted 3rd from left on the ridge at Targhee looking E toward the Tetons.
Met Ted back in the 80's when he showed up at a Code 3 Ski Club (Racing Fire and Police) event. Since I was president we met right away and it didn't take long to see Ted was a good skier and a very good racer. The club used to take 40 racers to the Fire and Police Olympics at Mammoth every year. Ted went with us that year. New racers are seeded in brackets per their age and ability in the lst race a GS. I requested that Ted be place in his age group expert class and they laughed at me (implications that anyone from North Calif who looked that dorky and didn't have the latest Spyder garb couldn't be that good. I insisted and they got a good chuckle (LA type) going. Ted won gold medals in GS SG and Slalom and qualified and came in 2nd in Dual Slalom. COOL
Ted and I skied Tahoe together for over 20 yrs., We were both stockholders at Donner Ski Ranch and Ted taught at Sugar Bowl and I taught at Homewood. Many days skiing together, many beers at the end of day. After I moved to Idaho 10 yrs ago Ted came up and did a road trip to BC and we skied Silver, Whitefish, Fernie (with Newfydog) and Schweitzer on the way back to airport. Ted me myself and my two Idaho buds in JH for the gather and we had a great time.
In the off season ted was busy tending his grapes at home in Auburn. He has two sons both great skiers. His wife Donna called me this AM and I wanted to get back to Tahoe but not in this way. Ted will be missed by myself and my wife - very much.
For those that knew or had met Ted if you want to send a card to his wife let me know PM and I will send address. I think it would be nice for her to get some cards. I will be leaving for Auburn right after Christmas so don't wait.
I know nothing about funeral etc. at this time.
FOR TED YOU WILL BE MISSED. Your friend Pete
Edited by Pete No. Idaho - 12/22/12 at 2:33pm