The memorial plaque for legendary big-mountain and ski-mountaineering pioneer Doug Coombs is bolted to the limestone wall of the cave below Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole. He was one of the most influential skiers of the 20th century. Coombs passed away on April 3, 2006 while trying to rescue his partner Chad VanderHam at the Couloir de Polichinelle in La Grave, France. He would have turned 52 last week. Rest in peace.