UPDATE: Apex Mountain Resort says it is postponing this weekend’s memorial event for Brayden Kuroda.
The resort said the ‘Run for Brayden’ is being postponed at the request of Kuroda’s family.
The run was slated to take place on Saturday, 1:30 p.m., on the resort’s mogul course (Kristi’s Run).
“We do have a lovely event planned in memory of Brayden Kuroda and will carry out the event when the family is ready,” said the resort.
“Thank you to all of the Brayden supporters and we look forward to sharing this event with as many of you that can attend. We will announce the date of the event when it has been determined by the family.”
Apex Mountain Resort will hold a memorial gathering this weekend for Brayden Kuroda, who died suddenly this week.
The 19-year-old from Penticton was an up-and-coming skier who had cracked Canada’s NextGen moguls team.
Apex Mountain Resort general manager James Shalman said the memorial will take place Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at the mogul course (Kristi’s Run).
The memorial will be called the ‘Run for Brayden.’
“This is something we wanted to do for the family,” Shalman told Global News on Wednesday, “to let them know that we’re being supportive.”
Shalman says the mogul course is a five- to 10-minute walk from the village. If people require transportation, they are asked to check in at the administrative office, as snowmobile rides will be provided.
For those wishing to participate in the run, they are asked to meet promptly at 1:20 p.m. at the top of the mogul course.
After skiing or boarding either down the course, or down the groomed run beside the course, Shalman said a group photo will be taken.
Stating he knew Kuroda very well, Shalman said the 19-year-old “used the mogul course for all of his training throughout his youth, so it’s an appropriate area and location.”