Dear Family and Friends of Ron LeMaster,
My name is Matt Tomasko, and I am fortunate to serve as the Executive Director of Eldora Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club. Ron LeMaster was a wonderful friend and life-long mentor for me personally. He often dropped into the Boulder office to talk or visit with us during alpine team training at Eldora. Ron was a phenomenal influence for our staff, athletes, as well as those in the greater snow sports community. He generously donated his time during staff technical sessions engaging in discussions related to the pictures and videos he shot during training. His passion was contagious and he truly spread knowledge through the community, ski instructors, and alpine coaches.
Prior to Ron’s celebration of life and ceremony in Boulder at CU, I had the opportunity to speak with his wife, Dee and his daughter Alexis, about ways in which we could continue to honor Ron’s legacy at Eldora and with EMSC. We mutually agreed that we would partner with an existing project at the ski resort to reflect Ron’s mission and dedication to the sport. Ron’s family would like to support a project to replace the existing trail lighting for night training with state of the art illumination. This project will add quality hours for coaches to provide athletes with more training and ski opportunities—something we know that Ron would have been happy to see.
ROBERT WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Robert’s love of skiing began in his early childhood skiing at Mammoth with his parents and two brothers. He soon began to race on teams where he found community and his quest for precision and technique was mentored. Skiing was a constant source of happiness, friendship, and wonderful family memories throughout his life. And, without a doubt, one of his biggest joys was skiing with his family Michelle, Ty, and River.
To honor this love of skiing and Robert’s path in the sport, Robert’s family has partnered with Eldora Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club to establish the “Robert Williams Scholarship Fund”. All monies raised will support local kid’s access to skiing who cannot participate without financial support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to EMSC in Robert’s name.
Sir Winston’s Winter Run, also known as Bonanza at Eldora, is a celebration of expanding the base area training venue to further provide outstanding terrain for EMSC athletes. Easily accessed from either the Chute Poma Lift, or from the high speed Alpenglow lift, athletes may have the option for a variety of event disciplines from GS and Slalom, to parallel panel slalom and more – all on a moderate pitch that promotes solid fundamentals, carving a clean ski, and dynamic movement throughout the turn.
Sir Winston, EMSC’s favorite Team Mascot, along with the generous support of the Helton Family, has provided valuable funding for the arena and our scholarship fund. This, along with other kind donors and volunteers has helped in the creation of a world class START HOUSE for Bonanza, as well as additional safety measures such as Bnet for athletes.
Sir Winston frequently visits our team when we are training on Chute and makes appearance at other various events such as the Eldora Cup. He is proudly represented on many of our team photo and loved by our athletes as they hang out in the finish arena.