You all are the best. Thank you dear friends from all of us. We've had a houseful of the most beautiful young people all day. All these kids we've known since they were babies.
For those in the neighborhood, this is what I sent to the papers.
We have received the worst blow we could imagine and, at the same time, the deepest kindness and warm hearts of the people of this valley. We are moved and grateful to hear, both directly and indirectly, from all of the friends and families and colleagues who have touched by Wallace, and who have been touched by him.
We would also like to thank the Highlands Patrol for your fine work, and the Aspen Skiing Company generally for your support and caring.
Wallace belongs to the valley, and to all the people of the snow and mountains. Therefore we would like to invite you to celebrate him at Snowmass on Tuesday, April 8.
For riders and skiers, we will meet at Sandy Park, off of the Elk Camp lif--by the picnic table. There will be an open microphone, and friends will be able to say a few words if they wish. (And it is fine to just be there and say nothing and cry together.) We will begin at 1PM
Afterwards we will have an indoor gathering to further memorialize and celebrate Wallace. This will PROBABLY be at the Snowmass Conference Center at 3PM, HOWEVER, we will confirm this by Monday. There, we will show slides of Wallace's magic on the snow, and have a few people contribute some more thoughts.
Please feel welcome to come to both or either. Our hearts are torn, but we will heal. As Art Daily told us this morning, "We are all built to persevere." Please come and help us start that.
Nancy, Ben, Patrick, and Weems