A Legend Retires

Clair Israelson. A legend retires.

Clair Isrealson has been a fixture in the British Columbia Backcountry for 50 years. He has worked with Northern Escape Heli Skiing for six years as the Heli Skiing Operations Manager and was instrumental in implementing our cat skiing backup program.

Eventually all good things come to and end and even the best men must retire. This was Clair’s final year running the show for Northern Escape Heli Skiing but we certainly haven’t seen the last of him, he’ll still be making appearances guiding in the following years. A legend retires.

Taking over for Clair as Operations Manager we would like to once again welcome Mikey Olsthoorn to the Northern Escape Family. Clair and Mikey have been working together this past season to make sure the passing of the torch goes off without a hitch.

Thanks for the memories Clair, you have left a lasting impression on everyone that you have interacted with in the ski industry during your successful career. After all, you are “Damn near perfect!”

A Legend Retires, video by Rex Lint and Kathy Summers from Big Tree Media.