Kip Garre 1973-2011


The ski world was rocked again this past week with the tragic passing of Kip Garre and his girlfriend Allison Kreutzen. I unfortunately never got the chance to meet Allison. However, I was blessed to be able to hang out, travel and ski with Kip over the years. He was an incredible person who’s stoke for life was contagious and will be greatly missed.

To take a line from the blog of fellow ski photographer Alex O’Brien, “I’m starting to feel like this blog is an obituary page to friends that I have lost.” As I look at my own blog now, I have to say that mine is starting to resemble the same. While that’s not what I was hoping to acomplish when I first stated this blog, I still feel it necessary to pay tribute to my friends that have passed while chasing their dreams.

Rather than post a blog entry about what happened to Kip and Allison or my feelings on the subject, I’m going to keep this simple. Here are some of my favorite photos I got to take of Kip over the years.
If you’d like to read a more detailed account of things, please check out the link to the article by Powder Magazine HERE.






Kip, I’m gonna miss you buddy.
1 Comment
  • Chris Rudolph

    May 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful Ian, a visually spectacular tribute to a good man. Well done my friend.

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