Kalie and Adam’s Story

Site created on February 2, 2021

UPDATED 2/16/2021.  


On February 1, 2021 Adam was touring the Opus hut with his favorite backcountry friends. An avalanche occurred and buried 4 members of the party. One member was recovered with minor injuries. Adam and two others did not survive. 

For a full report on the avalanche please go to the CIAC site:   https://www.avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=770&accfm=rep

Kalie is strong and working through each minute. Her focus is on Montana and Savanna, Benny, Pua and Hei Hei. She is receiving so many wonderful messages and prayers from our amazing community, so please leave those messages here so they can be digested in time. She is also cautious about COVID and would ask that visits are masked, short, and on the front porch when weather allows. Please text before coming by to make sure it's a good time. Please know that close friends and family are by her side.

Kalie and the girls are extremely humbled by the outpouring of love and support.  They are grateful for the generous support through Go Fund Me. ( https://gofund.me/956ba1dc )  The account will be closing at the end of the month.  A Meal Train has been set up to support the family with meals over the next few months.


A memorial concert for the 3 skiers lost is being planned for February 28th.  The event will be live streamed.  A celebration of life for the Vail Valley community will be held in the late spring, and a ceremony for family and friends near Adam's hometown Anacortes, Washington is being planned for mid-summer.  Kalie will post updates regarding these events as details are finalized. 



Newest Update

Journal entry by Kalie Palmer

Hello Friends and Family - I wanted to let you know that we will be having two Celebrations of Adam's life: in Eagle on June 12th and in Anacortes, WA on July 17th. Lots to plan and more details to come, but the dates are set! Let's all wear our masks, be close but not too close and wash our hands so we can all come together to celebrate this most awesome guy!
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