Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Nic Fiore. He was a part of everything that makes Yosemite great and he will be sorely missed.
Nic passed away at age 88 in Fresno earlier this week. He is survived by two daughters, eight grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.
A memorial service in Nic Fiore’s honor is planned to occur at Yosemite’s Badger Pass ski area in autumn. His family has asked that contributions be made in his memory to The Yosemite Fund and the Air Warrior Courage Foundation.
For many years Nic was an icon at Badger Pass where he taught skiing. He is believed to have taught more people to ski in North America than any other ski instructor.