Many of you may have already heard the very sad news that one of our longtime snowboarding family, Tommy Brunner, passed away in Canada over the weekend.

A mentor, pioneer in the sport in both freestyle during his younger yearsand backcountry as his career developed, he was a close friend and ridingpartner who is be sorely missed by all of us who new him.

Details of a service in Innsbruck celebrating his amazing life andremembering his compassionate contribution to snowboarding will be released shortly.