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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort™ Mourns Loss of Ski Patroller

Posted on - 2010-01-09

(Jackson Hole, Wyoming, January 9, 2010) Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is extremely saddened to confirm the news that veteran ski patroller Mark “Big Wally” Wolling has passed away.

Big Wally had been an employee of JHMR since 1978 and an invaluable member of the Ski Patrol since 1989. As one of the longer tenured patrollers, his experience, camaraderie, team spirit and sheer size were legendary in Jackson Hole and he will be deeply missed for a very long time.

“Widely loved by colleagues at JHMR and across the ski industry, his passing leaves us with an enormous sense of loss,” commented Jerry Blann, President JHMR. “We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this tragic time.”

Mark Wolling was caught and buried in an avalanche at JHMR while he carried out avalanche hazard reduction work prior to the mountain opening on Wednesday, the 6th January 2010.