Arne Backstrom memorial to be held at Squaw Valley today

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 17, 2010 9:34 am

Today marks the day that friends and family will come together to celebrate the life of pro skier Arne Backstrom.

Backstrom, whose life was tragically cut short June 3rd in a freak accident while skiing in Peru, joins the likes of Shane McConkey and CR Johnson who have been memorialized recently by the Tahoe and Squaw Valley community.

If you live in the area and would like to attend the ceremony, please come out to the Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn at the base of Squaw today at 3:30pm. The event will include speeches, videos of Backstrom, a memorial service and food donated by Dragonfly, Moody’s, Mamasake and PlumpJack.

PlumpJack is located at 1920 Squaw Valley Road. Call 583-1576 for more information.