RIP CR Johnson

Horrible news folks — one of my favorite skiers ever dies today after he caught an edge on an exposed run. CR Johnson was so much fun to watch. The guy was involved in everything from the X-Games to ski videos, where he could ski and make you feel the passion that he had for living. He sustained a horrible injury in December 2005 when another skier basically landed on his head during a run. From that injury, he was in a coma for a couple of weeks and as you will see in the video, had to teach himself how to do EVERYTHING again. He of course was back on the mountain by the end of the season.


Here he is in a 2006 video called Seven Sunny Days. You can feel the love he has for skiing, his family, and life here. It seems like an appropriate tribute…

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