Remembering a friend…..

Tomorrow, April 11th, marks the one year anniversary of the loss of a good friend, great skier, and great person!  John Nicoletta died during his run in the 2008 Freeskiing World Championships at Alyeska, Alaska.  A group of us from the freeskiing tour  had flown up to Alaska a few weeks early to travel around in RVs and enjoy the craziness of AK.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime!  It is the people around you that make the best of times great and the hardest of times manageable.  To all of the crew in Aspen, I am thinking of you and wish I could be there with you tomorrow on top of Ajax.  To all of you in AK, ski hard, safe and kickass like I know you can!!!  Everyone, ski one, drink one, or both for Johnny tomorrow!

We miss you Johnny!


The Crew in AK 2008
The Crew in AK 2008
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