Longtime Alta Lodge and NASTAR stalwart

Passing Date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Naomi Wain died on June 14, 2015 at age 93 while attending the Ojai Music Festival in California. After discovering skiing at age 40, Wain quickly became a well-loved fixture at the Alta Lodge in Utah for 50 years, staying there for two weeks each month during the ski season.

Wain was a NASTAR racer until the age of 90. At the 2012 NASTAR national championships, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street presented Wain with the Pauline Arias award for exemplifying “a love and passion for racing.” Wain caught the first chair at Alta almost every morning, and during the 2014-2015 season racked up 53 days and 370,039 vertical feet. —K.J.

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