Howie Henderson, co-founder of the Jackson Hole Air Force, passed away last night. Howie was in his home in Jackson, Wyoming when he collapsed. EMTs were unsuccessful in their attempts to resuscitate Howie. Howie Henderson, Co-Founder of Jackson Hole Air Force, Dies from Heart Attack at 53 | Unofficial Networks

Howie Henderson, Co-Founder of Jackson Hole Air Force, Dies from Heart Attack at 53

Howie Henderson, Co-Founder of Jackson Hole Air Force, Dies from Heart Attack at 53

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Howie Henderson, Co-Founder of Jackson Hole Air Force, Dies from Heart Attack at 53

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Howie Henderson, co-founder of the Jackson Hole Air Force, passed away last night. Howie was in his home in Jackson, Wyoming when he collapsed.  EMTs were unsuccessful in their attempts to resuscitate Howie.

This video gives you a bit of a feel for what Howie was like.

Howie was one of the Jackson Hole Air Force crew that continually pushed the boundary issue at Jackson Hole ski resort and are credited with helping create the open boundary policy that is now currently enjoyed in Jackson Hole.

Howie has some great sound bites in this trailer.

The recent movie “Swift Silent Deep” features Howie and the Jackson Hole Air Force and what they did in the 1980s and 90s to push the limits of skiing from the Jackson Hole Tram.

This video features Howie’s Brother RJ.  Skip to 3:05 in this video to see Howie chat about Doug Coombs.

Quick Facts about Howie Henderson:

– Owned and operated his own construction firm in Jackson, WY

– From Michigan

– Moved to Jackson in 1980

– Featured in many ski publications

– Worked at Teton Video at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for many years

– Hiked to top of Rendezvous Mountain (top of JHMR at 10,450 ft) 133 in one summer

– Made the torch light parade at the financially struggling Snow King happen this year

– Howie leaves behind his fiancée Abby Moore and his two daughters

Unofficial recognizes Howie and the JHAF as part of what changed skiing forever and made skiing what it is today.  Thanks Howie, we won’t forget.

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