It is with deep sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Ronnie Berlack, our dear friend and WCS athlete. Ronnie was with a group of athletes who were caught in an avalanche at Soelden on Monday that took Ronnie and fellow development team member Bryse Astle. Ronnie represented all that is good about ski racing. His drive and determination to reach the top of the sport he loved will serve as an example for all aspiring athletes. His spirit, humor and good hearted nature are examples for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Berlack and Astle families.