Former Option pro and team manager Scotty Goodale passed away this past weekend in a snowboarding accident while riding with friends at Colorado’s Eldora Mountain. Scotty has always been a positive part of snowboarding, from his days filming with Finger on da Trigger to his more recent efforts as a sales rep for Stepchild, among others. His presence will be greatly missed.
Here are a few words from the Stepchild site:
For those that had the pleasure of knowing Scotty, he was one of the kindest and humblest individuals and was a positive inspiration to everyone he came into contact with. Scotty was a very passionate person. He loved snowboarding, skateboarding and above all he loved people. His eyes lit up whenever he talked about the people in his life-especially his wife and son.
We have had the pleasure of working with Scotty for several years as our Colorado/Utah sales rep and knew him in his days as a respected rider as well. He was a real supporter of StepChild and put in a lot of hard work and effort to get it out there to the Colorado/Utah kids and for that we can never thank him enough. We will never forget Scotty, his huge smile, and what he did for us and countless others. Some people make the world special by just being in it. Scotty will truly be missed.
According to a post on espn.com:
Goodale was part of the Milosport crew in Salt Lake City in the late ’90s. He signed with Option snowboards in 2000 and rode on their pro team until becoming the Option-NFA team manager in 2003. He stayed on with Option until the company closed its doors in 2009.
“Scotty was not only a friend of mine as well as a past team rider and colleague, but he was one of the richest spirits that snowboarding has ever known. His smile, happiness, pure stoke and positive nature left an imapct on all those he had come in contact with,” says former Option Team/Marketing Manager and current Ohpen Sales Director (YES, Jones, Nidecker) Chad Perrin.
The Boulder Sheriff’s office has reported that Goodale was snowboarding in a closed area inside the resort with four friends when he hit a tree. Ski Patrol was unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead after being transported off the mountain to the first aid room.
Goodale is survived by his wife Jen, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, and son, Asher.