Dear Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Family:
Yesterday, our community received the terrible news of the death of Tony Seibert in an avalanche in East Vail. Members of our staff and I wept and hugged learning of the tragedy.
Tony was both a member of one of Vail Mountain’s founding families and our family here at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. The Seibert children; Pete, Tony, Anna and Lizzie were highly competitive ski racers at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail for over a decade with Tony and Lizzie going on to compete as Big Mt. athletes. In 2009 Tony represented SSCV in one of his final Big Mt. competitions in Laax, Switzerland and just recently, 24 year old Tony appeared in a Warren Miller film “Climb to Glory” re-tracing the steps of his grandfather and the 10th Mt. Division. Tony graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 2008 and the University of Colorado in 2012.
Parents Teri and Pete Jr. have been dedicated volunteers and supporters of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail including Pete’s serving on the Board of Trustees for many years and as President from 2001-2003.
The avalanche occurred while Tony was skiing with friends in an out-of-bounds “side country” area known as the East Vail Chutes. We are sadly reminded that even with hundreds of runs and years of experience in the back country, mother nature poses an untamed force that no human can overcome.
We will always remember Tony for his love of skiing and outdoors. His easy smile belied the burning passion and intensity with which he lived life.
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to parents Pete Seibert Jr. and Teri Salani Seibert, siblings Pete, Anna and Lizzie, as well as, all the friends, family and loved ones affected by this tragedy. We mourn this tragic loss and a life well lived, cut much too short.
With profound sadness,
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
598 Vail Valley Drive
Vail, Colorado 81657
Main – 970-476-5119
Direct – 970-790-5123