This year has been one of loss for the ski and snowboard community. One of the many lost to the mountains is Jamie Pierre, whom passed away a few months ago in an avalanche. This Thursday, February 23rd, Brewvies, a premiere restaurant and theater in downtown Salt Lake City, will host an event benefitting the late free skier’s family.
At 7 p.m., the night will begin with two phenomenal ski movies. The first is Poor Boyz Productions’ “The Grand Bizarre,” a compilation of some of the most daring and bizarre acts by the most intrepid skiers in the world. It was released last year to much acclaim and given the honor of “2011 Best Ski Film” by iF3.
The second film is by Teton Gravity Research’s “One For the Road.” This film captures several skiers and their lives on the road. It showcases some amazing skiing as well as highlighting the personal missions of each athlete in the ultimate road trip.
Food and drinks will be offered, and the films will be followed by an afterparty in the bar area including a DJ, prices, a raffle, an auction, and loads of fun.
A recommended $5 donation is suggested for tickets, but any amount you can give is welcomed and appreciated. $5 raffle tickets are being sold as well.
For anyone unable to attend the benefit and wishes to donate, go to jamiepierre.com.
It was a tragic accident when Jamie Pierre was caught in an avalanche on November 13th at Snowbird Resort in the Wasatch Range of Utah. He was 38 years old at the time of his death.
Pierre will be always remembered for his fearless skiing and keen ability to befriend everyone he met.
Please enjoy this small video tribute to a man who was truly larger than life.