(PRESS RELEASE/49 Degrees North)
Memorial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the ski resort’s lower Terrain Park…
On Sunday, January 5, 49° North will be hosting a public memorial for Jaeger Bailey. The memorial will take place on the mountain, where Jaeger developed a passion for snowboarding and began to hone the talent that would launch him onto the world stage.
On the evening of December 25, 2019, our local community and the snowboarding world as a whole were blindsided by the news that Jaeger was no longer with us. All of us here at 49° North and around the community of Chewelah were incredibly lucky to be able to watch Jaeger grow up, develop lifelong friendships, learn to snowboard, and share his incredible energy those around him.
For anyone that knew him, it was absolutely the norm to see Jaeger with a huge grin on his face nearly everywhere he went and in everything he did. He was one of the most positive and genuine people I have ever known. He also had an insatiable drive to succeed, to make snowboarding a career, and to do things on his snowboard that had never been done before. Jaeger was creative, and seemingly fearless. At 5’2”, he packed one of the biggest personalities you’d run across. He was one of those larger than life individuals, and at the same time he was as friendly and approachable a person as you may ever know. More