Professional skier Bryce Newcomb has passed away nearly three months after suffering a traumatic brain injury outside of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The Jackson, WY resident has been in a critical state since March, when he received a brain injury after a snow cornice broke, sending him tumbling down Cody Peak. On Monday Newcomb’s brother, Cole Newcomb released an update on social media:
“This is not the update I want to share but one that I must. Bryce’s status has taken a turn for the worst in rehab and he was admitted to the ER last Wednesday. There they took an MRI, a CT scan, and administered an EEG report, all of which indicate that he is beyond medicinal care. Doctors have removed his feeding and water tubes, and we are considering moving him to hospice.”
Bryce skied hard every time he went out, hard-charging to the end. We were fortunate enough to call him our buddy, a good friend. Bryce is the guy who taught us to drink beer and eat pizza at lunch on powder days in Jackson.
Bryce also made contributions to SnowBrains, writing up the odd trip report every now and again, check out his posts here. It’s clear from his writing his absolute love of the sport and passion for skiing.
You’ll be missed, an inspiration to all of us.