Skier who died on Rainier was from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Alta, Utah, and had a passion for backcountry skiing
Tucker Taffe, the skier who died Tuesday after falling into a crevasse on Mount Rainier, was a strong and experienced back country skier and the heart of Utah’s Alta Lodge, his former boss said this morning.
“He was the best of us,” said Cliff Curry, general manager of the lodge at Alta Ski Area. “He was a warm, kind, gentle spirit.”
Curry described Tucker as having a skinny but athletic 6-foot-4 build and an unfettered passion for backcountry skiing.
“We’re all here for the skiing,” Curry said. “But he was out there more than all of us. He was out …