Sam Jackenthal

Ron Jackenthal

The Live Like Sam Fund, managed by Park City Community Foundation, is teaming up with US Ski & Snowboard for an inaugural day of celebrating Sam Jackenthal this Thursday.

This month marks four years since the death of Sam Jackenthal. The teen was an internationally ranked freestyle skier who died following a ski accident in Australia in 2015. Sam’s father Ron Jackenthal founded Live Like Sam to celebrate Sam and his impact on those who knew him.

Ron Jackenthal joins the show. Ron is the father of Sam Jackenthal, a wonderful young man, an accomplished skier and inline rollerblader and who left this world far too soon in the fall of 2015. To celebrate his son and the way Sam lived Ron founded and will talk about the foundation's mission: to empower the positive personal development of young athletes through educational programs and services, community-based partnerships, and merit and need-based scholarships.

Ron Jackenthal

Sam Jackenthal, the young, promising freestyle skier who died doing what he loved to do, is being remembered with special terrain park features constructed in his memory at Park City Mountain Resort. Leslie Thatcher has more.

At Tuesday’s Park City school board meeting, the board paused for a moment of silence to recognize Sam Jackenthal who passed away last week. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

There will be a public memorial service for Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City who passed away in Australia last week.  Chris "Hatch" Haslock, Sam's coach at Team Park City United, told KPCW Radio the service will be Saturday, October 10th at 6pm at the Utah Olympic Park.   Haslock said the Jackenthal family is still finalizing details and he will let the public know when more information is available.   Meanwhile Monday night, October 5, there is a gathering at the Eccles Center in Park City.

  Sam Jackenthal, the 16-year-old champion freestyle skier from Park City, passed away October 1, 2015.  Sam suffered a serious head injury at Perisher Ski Resort in Australia last month.  He was there training with Team Park City United.  Sam’s father, Ron Jackenthal, posted the news about Sam’s passing on Facebook:  

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has his weekly update. Wasatch County Planning Director Doug Smith and Don Taylor with Wasatch Trails Association have update on the Heber Valley unified trails master plan. Park City Council Member Liza Simpson reviews some of the items discussed at Thursday's City Council meeting. Marshall Moore the Marketing Consultant for Park City Film Studios talks about Sunday's premiere of Blood and Oil and Sandy Geldhof and Hatch Haslock have details on the September 30th fundraiser for Sam Jackenthal and family.

Ron Jackenthal

Although his condition hasn't changed, Sam Jackenthal is now out of the Intensive Care Unit. Leslie Thatcher has this update.

The Winter Sports School

  Students at the Winter Sports School came back to class Monday after a week off.  While they were gone, one of their classmates, Sam Jackenthal, suffered a head injury in Australia.    One of the first things the students did was send a positive message to their friend.   KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

From Team Park City United:

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at Willow Creek Park to show support and encouragement for 16 year-old Sam Jackenthal,  an up and coming freeride skier, who suffered a serious accident while free-sking in Australia this week.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has more.

Ron Jackenthal

  16 year old Sam Jackenthal - an up and coming freeride skier - suffered a serious accident while free-sking in Australia this week. While the community is hoping for the best, the situation has been described as grave. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program,  host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City School Board Members JJ Ehlers and Phil Kaplan about the board's decision that if voters don't approve the $56 million bond, the board will raise the capital levy, resulting in a tax increase either way. Snyderville Basin Planning Commissioner Chuck Klingenstein updates us on Tuesday's planning commission meeting.