By Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist Posted 12 years ago January 20, 2012

In memory of Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke passed away yesterday in Salt Lake City from injuries sustained in a half-pipe crash on January 10th. She was an innovator for the sport and an incredible role model for young women. Sometimes these tragedies seem sad but also distant and far away, because after all most of us never actually knew Sarah personally. This video is worth your time, both to understand who Sarah was and to humanize what is otherwise a news story on a screen. From OpenSnow, our deepest condolences to Sarah's husband Rory and to both Rory and Sarah's family and friends.

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Joel Gratz

Founding Meteorologist

Joel Gratz is the Founding Meteorologist of OpenSnow and has lived in Boulder, Colorado since 2003. Before moving to Colorado, he spent his childhood as a (not very fast) ski racer in eastern Pennsylvania.

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