Telluride to Honor Captain Jack with Run Named After Him

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on September 10, 2009 12:28 pm

Individuality is to be celebrated for it is the non-conformists who set the standards the conformists eventually conform to.  Here’s the point: Telluride Ski Resort will dedicate a run to Captain Jack Carey, a legend in and around Telluride.  The long-time skier and hang glider of Telluride died this summer in a tragic bike accident.

Classy move on Telluride’s part in honoring the man referred to as “The Ambassador of Skiing.”  Captain Jack added unique character,  passion, and just overall coolness to the Telluride community.  He appeared in Bike, Couloir, Freeze, Ski, Powder, Skiing (including a cover shot!), as well as on ESPN, and Fox Sports.

“This is a wonderful gift from the Telluride Ski Resort to Jack, his family, and to our extended family of friends and skiers,” said his wife, Monica Carey. “While there are many areas on the mountain that will always hold memories for skiers and pilots alike, this glade is a particularly thoughtful choice as a tribute. It is an intimate and spiritual place where I know I will feel his love for life, for sport, and for the mountain.”

Captain Jack at 64-years-young would be in line with the young groms on powder days.  The dedication of Captain Jack’s will be on September 25th, and everyone is invited to help clear debris from the formerly known as run of “Locals.”

To take part, R.S.V.P. to Lori Golzar at (970) 728-6900.

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