As many people already know and for those who don't, the extreme sport of backcountry snowmobiling took a major hit on 2/15/08 when, Christoph VonAlvensleben and Jeremy Stark had there lives taken by an avalanche in Turnagain Pass, Alaska. Christoph has been featured in virtually every extreme snowmobile video released for the past four years, in that time he helped to revolutionize the sport with his ability and desire to always be his best. With his huge flips, inverted whips, brick wall rides and 233 foot record setting jump. Christoph left a lasting impact on his sport and community. Fellow rider and close friend to Alaska's snowmobile community, Jeremy Stark a hard working apprentice in the pipe fitters union, and slope worker grew up in the state sharing the same common love for the outdoors that many of us do. Whenever he wasn't working hard in preparation to support his new family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and jet skiing in the summer and one of his biggest passions snowmobiling in the winter Jeremy is survived by his fiance and two unborn twins and his many close friends. Good friend and fellow rider Dane Ferguson bought Christoph's old sled from him a week before the incident, to use on February 23rd for a local freestyle demo. In Christoph's honor we designed a full sticker kit for his 2006 black ski-doo rev. After the show we are going to have all of Alaska's TurnagainHardcore and Frontier Films riders autograph the panels and hood. In an effort to raise money for Jeremy's family we plan to auction off the panels on ebay. Please consider the common ground that you as a fellow snowmobiler, motor sport enthusiast, outdoor sport enthusiast, skier/snowboarder, or just some one that loves your friends and family shares with these people. Think about how an event like this would affect your friends and family and do what you can to try and help his family by spreading the word about this auction and bidding on these panels. If you don't get the panels and still want to help A donation can be made at any Alaskan Wells Fargo Bank under the name "Stark Twins Fund."
Was just watching the news last light on channel 2 and saw the additional fact that two skiers were saved in the same area due to the quick response from the crew which was already in the same general area for the recovery of the machiners.