I don't have much knowledge about any Alta forums on the 'net so that is why I'm posting here. If there are any, please PM me with a link. Thanks for your help. Just a note to all interested Alta Skiers/Employees: My cousin Don Yukio Endo passed away suddenly on Aug. 20th in NH. Yukio was a long-time passholder at Alta since the 1970's. He would often talk about the good times spent with fellow skiers and employees at Alta. He introduced me to Alta in the 80's and when we walked through the lodge or had a meal there, it was inevitable that several conversations would ensue with others. When I casually mentioned to employees at Alta I was Yukio's cousin, a nice smile, an outstretched hand, and an introduction was almost immediate. I had a much better understanding of why Yukio was so passionate about skiing in the 70's and, especially, skiing at Alta. He would describe the family atmosphere and the deep powder at Alta. His smiling face and raccoon-eyes tan would bear evidence to those great times. I was a non-skier during that time and Yukio would make several visits each year from the EC to visit his family and ours in SoCal. It also gave him a good excuse to make a trip to Alta. He is survived by his mother and a daughter.
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8/22/06 at 11:17am