Wolf Creek ski patrol director, Scott Kay, dies in avalanche

Scott Kay, ski patrol director of Wolf Creek Ski Area, was killed by an in-bounds avalanche early Monday morning, November 22, 2010.

Here is the official release from the resort:

On Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:45 a.m. our Wolf Creek Ski Patrol Director, while working to protect others, was caught in an avalanche which, to our great sadness, he did not survive. Wolf Creek’s management and all its employees wish to express our deepest regrets at this loss of a wonderful man and close friend. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his wife and two children.

To honor him, Wolf Creek will remain closed for the remainder of Monday, November 22, 2010 and, also to honor him, will reopen on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Kay leaves behind his wife and two sons – 6 and 8 years of age. Messages are being left on Wolf Creek’s Facebook page.