The Legend Skier Pepi Gramshammer dies on Saturday at Vail Health Hospital in Vail. He was 87 years old and had several strokes and a seizure in recent days, and had been spending time in a hospital in Denver. Pepi’s wife Sheika Gramshammer said that “when unwell, he was placed in a beautiful room with a view of Riva Ridge”. The first thing he said when they rolled him in: ‘Look, Riva Ridge, my favorite run.
Vail Resorts issued a statement on Saturday and it states that there are only a few people as synonymous with Vail as Pepi Gramshammer. It also quoted that “Pepi Gramshammer contributions to the sport of skiing and to the Vail Valley, combined with his incomparable energy and passion for the mountains, will be forever missed and will continue to live on in spirit.”
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