Obituary: David Gorsuch | VailDaily.com

David Gorsuch handed away at residence, surrounded by family, on June 26, 2021, in Vail, Colorado. He was 82 years outdated. David was born in Climax, Colorado, on Sept. 22, 1938, 11,360 feet above sea degree. The allure of mountain summits hardly ever lost its maintain on him. David, a […]

David Gorsuch handed away at residence, surrounded by family, on June 26, 2021, in Vail, Colorado. He was 82 years outdated.

David was born in Climax, Colorado, on Sept. 22, 1938, 11,360 feet above sea degree. The allure of mountain summits hardly ever lost its maintain on him.

David, a promising youthful racer, competed in the 1954 Junior Nationals in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There, he met Renie Cox, a youthful lady from the Northeast and a top rated competitor. They shared the podium that calendar year as medal winners. David competed in the 1958 Alpine Environment Championships in Poor Gastein, Austria. The pair competed internationally and have been associates of the 1960 U.S. Ski Workforce that competed in the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California.

Right after competing in the Olympics, David and Renie were married and moved to Denver, wherever David attended the College of Denver.

David and Renie moved to Gunnison in 1961 and David attended Western Point out College or university. He graduated in 1964.

The few opened a ski store in 1962 in an abandoned Standard gas station. A second ski store was opened the future yr in Crested Butte. In 1964, Fred Rice, founder of the Crested Butte ski space, hired David as mountain supervisor.

David and Renie moved to Vail, to open a smaller ski store in the Clock Tower Building in 1966. What began as a dream ultimately advanced into an legendary small business that has developed in excess of the final 60 yrs.

David Gorsuch’s progressive vision in the ski business acquired him induction into the Colorado Company Corridor of Fame and the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame. Under his management, the Gorsuch family opened added merchants in Aspen, Beaver Creek, Snowmass, and Park City, Utah.

Gorsuch is survived by his wife, Renie, with whom he celebrated their 61st wedding ceremony anniversary on June 15.

David and Renie raised three sons: John, of Vail and Las Vegas Jeff, who life in Aspen and Davy, also of Vail.

David Gorsuch is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Luke, of Minturn Brooks, Elli, Mariel, twins James and Wallace, of Aspen and Zella, Violet, River and Wesley, of Vail.

David was deeply devoted to his relatives and mates. He loved mother nature, the land, and was influenced by the mountains, and the family’s Rivergate Ranch. He was passionate about dogs, in particular his many Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Gorsuch served on many boards: the Vail Organizing Fee, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, Vail Mountain Faculty, and the Colorado Snowsports Museum. David has remaining an indelible mark on our town, and we are forever grateful for his humor, kindness, and knowledge. He will be remembered as a role product for the American and Global group of snowboarding.

Celebration of lifestyle will be held at Ford Amphitheater on July 19, 2021. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of bouquets, memorial contributions may be created to the Colorado Snowsports Museum and to the Shaw Cancer Heart.

Elva Zachman

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