All of us at Evolve Chile are sad to hear about Aaron Robinson’s death. Aaron was a close to the Evolve Chile family and crew. Our love goes out to his family and close friends. Aaron’s good vibes will be missed. Excerpt from the Espn Artilcle…
Arnau Fernández, the marketing manager at Valle Nevado, Chile confirmed Robinson’s death with a source who notified ESPN.
Fernández said that Robinson was doing road laps in the area known as Santa Teresita when he fell and hit his head on rocks.
Though it is technically an out of bounds run, Santa Teresita is a popular backcountry area accessed off the back of a lift at the base of the El Colorado resort. Though no further details are available at this time, Fernández confirmed that no avalanche was involved in the accident.
“Aaron was one of the most talented young snowboarders on the planet,” says Colin Wiseman, editorial director of Frequency magazine. “His confident, relaxed style in all terrain was a joy to watch. His outgoing, positive attitude was unsurpassed. I had the good fortune of spending a fair bit of time on the road with him, and he brought energy and stoke that inspired the crew around him to make the most of each and every day, no matter the circumstances. I’m really going to miss him.”
R.I.P – Aaron Robinson
Aaron and Jason at Evolve Chile, Summer 2010.