Late free skier who tragically died in an avalanche at Snowbird Resort in Utah in November 2011. He played a key role in popular ski films like Off the Grid and Children of Winter.
He began skiing in his home state of Minnesota at age ten and entered his first extreme skiing competition in 1995.
At Wyoming's Grand Targhee Resort, he set a world record in cliff jumping with a distance of 255 feet.
He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
He and Sarah Burke are both world-class skiers who died too soon.