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Memorial for fallen freeskier Arne Backstrom Thursday at Squaw

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn will host a memorial for fallen freeskier Arne Backstrom at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Backstrom, 29, of Olympic Valley and originally of Washington state, died in a big-mountain fall on June 3 while freeskiing in Peru. The Thursday event will take place on the PlumpJack deck, and will include speeches, videos of Backstrom, a memorial service and food donated by Dragonfly, Moody’s, Mamasake and PlumpJack.

Proceedings should wrap up by 8 p.m., a spokesperson for PlumpJack said on Tuesday, and rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight.



PlumpJack is located at 1920 Squaw Valley Road. Call 583-1576 for more information.


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