PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Pitkin County Coroner’s office identified the skier who died in an avalanche on Monday. Arin Trook, 48, was buried on Green Mountain near Markley Hut.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) announced Trook was an educator at the nonprofit organization for 23 years. The group offers programs on environmental education.

“Words cannot express the sadness that the ACES family feels from the loss of our extraordinary friend and coworker, Arin Trook. Arin’s loss will be felt not only by the extended ACES family, but also by the education and environmental communities of the entire valley,” the group stated in a news release.

Arin Trook (credit: ACES)

According to the organization’s website, Trook served as Education Director since 2013.

Officials went on to say Trook’s talent for storytelling and ability to convey his message of progressive environmental awareness.

ACES created a GoFundMe page to help Trook’s family.

Additionally, Alpine Bank has an account for the Arin Trook Memorial Fund. Those who’d like to donate can do so in person or by mailing a check to:

Alpine Bank
Arin Trook Memorial Fund
Attn: Stefan Reveal
600 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611

  1. Mark Newman says:

    Sadly the Environmental Studies Teacher Arin Trook didn’t study the environment where he was skiing …

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