Photo: Laura Austin

Words: Pat Bridges

The thoughts of Snowboarder Magazine go out to the friends and family of Aaron “A-Rob” Robinson. On Tuesday the 19th of July, 2011 Aaron Robinson passed away while snowboarding in Chile. The circumstances surrounding this tragedy are still vague but what is certain is that the riding community lost one it’s own on this day. Aaron was a vibrant part of the fabric of our sport. A-Rob’s love for the alpine in all forms was pure and infectious. His dynamic skills shined from inside the park to beyond the piste. Aaron lived for riding and adventure and the relationships they presented. From the time I spent with A-Rob since first meeting him a few seasons back I can find some solace in knowing that he was on another journey and strapped in when his time came, albeit much too soon.

Photo: Mike Yoshida

Photo: Mike Yoshida

Photo: Mike Yoshida

Photo: Mike Yoshida

Photo: Laura Austin

Photo: Mike Yoshida

Photo: Mike Yoshida