Paul Melby was one of us. He was a fellow patroller, a local skier, a friend, and an iconic part of Crystal Mountain. Three years ago today Paul went missing while skiing at Crystal. He fell into a tree well and after the longest search for a snow immersion victim he was found later that year in June.
While we remember Paul this week we also pay our respects to the friends and family of others who have died while doing the sport they love.
For more information about treewell safety and snow immersion suffocation check out this website.