RIP Ike Garst: First Ski Area Operator in CO. To Let Snowboarders Ride | Fostering in Tom Sims, Jake Burton, +
Snowboarding is such a young sport in the grand scheme of things. It’s still shocking every time one of our original founders passes away. Ike Garst may not have been a snowboarder himself, but without legends like Ike to break down barriers who knows what snowboarding would even have become. As the first ski area operator in Colorado to allow snowboarders he helped foster in the era of Tom Sims and Jake Burton Carpenter and many more.
It’s stories like Ike’s that make snowboarding what it is.
All around snowboard legend Mikey LeBlanc had this to say:
“Everybody dies, but all of our actions live on. Thanks Ike for supporting something new and fun back in the day. Your actions helped direct many lives in immeasurable ways.”
Click to THE DENVER POST for more on Ike Garst’s life and death and contribution to snowboarding history