By Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist Posted 12 years ago November 15, 2011

The loss of a real person

When a famous skier dies in an avalanche, sometimes it feels a little surreal. You know the name of the person and that they've done cool things, but usually you don't really think of them as a person - more of just a figure or ideal. Here's a great interview with Jaime Pierre that should hopefully bring this home. Beyond his legendary status of dropping the biggest cliff, he's just a regular guy:

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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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