‘If I die tomorrow, I’ll be the happiest man ever’: Friends and family remember skier killed in Silver Mountain avalanche
SHOSHONE CO., Idaho — If you ask friends and family to describe Scott Parsons, they’ll tell you he was the ‘happiest guy ever.’
Parsons was one of three killed in Tuesday’s avalanche at Silver Mountain Resort. It hit Wardner Peak around 11 a.m., sending crews to the mountain in search of survivors.
It wasn’t until late that evening that crews found Parsons, buried in the snow. He was rushed to Shoshone Medical Center, but mountain staff later confirmed on Facebook he had passed away.
He was just 46 years old.
With heavy hearts, Parsons’ friends and family headed to the mountain on Thursday to collect his gear. Though sad, they say they’re confident Parsons died doing what he loved.
“He said, ‘if I died tomorrow, I’d be the happiest man ever’,” his soulmate said.
She also spoke to Parsons just 30 minutes before the avalanche happened.
“He called me at 10:30 and told me he was having the best time of his life, and then I think the avalanche hit at 11,” she said.
His family says he was an entrepreneur, but there was nothing he loved more than finding new adventures in life. Especially when it came to outdoor sports.
“They went out with their skies on,” a family member said about Scott Parsons and Carl Humphreys.
Though their hearts ache at the idea of Parsons not being here, they’re still laughing at the memories he left them with.
“He was a climber when he was a little over a year old,” Scott’s mother said. “He was just so loved.”