Glen Jaques

Jaques, 68, was a ‘hot dog’ skier, trained avy dogs.

Glen Albert Jaques, 68, died  at his home in Leeds, Utah, Sept. 1, following a short illness.

His family provided the following:

Glen was born April 2, 1952, to Al and Loretta Jaques in Northern California

 In the early 70s his love of skiing took him to Lake Tahoe,where he was drawn to the newhot dogskiing, mastering the sport in its early years

But he soon wanted the challenge of chasing bigger mountains, and a friend asked him if  he had ever heard of Jackson Hole

He settled in Wilson in 1973 and resided there until his retirement from the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol in 2018.

Glen was active in the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol Avalanche Dog program, having trained three of the avydogs in his long career:Gus, Bailey and Grover Cleveland

In the summers he worked as a carpenter and more recently  as a mountain bike patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

He enjoyed sharing memories  of earlier years when he worked as a bartender on at the Calico.

He was a fearless skier, and he held the local legends in high regard, always eager to pass along their stories.

Glen had a lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking,running, mountain biking and surfing

He looked forward to annual trips to his coastal getaway in Baja. Among his nicknames was“Blind Glen.There are various explanations for the origin that name, depending on who you ask.

In 2002 he married Lisa Holste, and they welcomed daughter Avery, who would become the shining star in his life

Glen is survived by his adored daughter Avery, sister Ellyn Jaques Boone, brotherinlaw George Boone, wife Lisa Holste, nieces Micha EggerFahl and Tegan Egger, his beloved best friend Grover Cleveland,and many, many good friends and legends in Jackson Hole.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Jackson HoleSki Patrol. A memorial will be planned for a later date.