A 58-year-old expert, lifelong skier died on the slopes on Thursday after his ski bindings inexplicably released and he flipped into a hole in the snow on Mount Hood in Oregon.
Patrick Kubin, a Longview lawyer and advocate for disadvantaged children, was never responsive despite his ski partners and ski patrol workers conducting CPR on him.
His son Will Johanson-Kubin, 28, confirmed the tragic news Saturday, according to TDN.com.
Patrick Kubin, a 58-year-old expert, lifelong skier, died on the slopes on Thursday after his ski bindings inexplicably released and he flipped into a hole in the snow on Mount Hood in Oregon
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Kubin was skiing with a group of three friends, including retired former Longview Fibre Co. President Rick Wollenberg, and his longtime friends Murray McDowell and Don Clark.
They were on his last run of the day at Mount Hood Meadows when the freak accident occurred.
No autopsy is planned, so the exact cause of his death is unknown.
Kubin, who was a longtime-member of Longview Ski and Outdoors Club, had recently gone helicopter skiing near Revelstoke in the Canadian Rockies.
Will said his father was ‘very much an optimist and very fun to be around.’
‘He had a great deal of pride in the community. If there was a community event that could be worked on, he was right in the middle of it.’
He’s pictured here with his wife Jill Johanson, his son Will Johanson-Kubin, 28, and his wife Shelby
He was also a member of Portland’s Schnee Vogeli Ski Club and worked with members of the US Special Olympics Ski Team his son revealed.
‘My dad loved the outdoors and he loved his community,’ he said.
Kubin leaves behind his wife Jill Johanson, and their four children, including Will,daughter Jessica Johanson-Kubin, 24, a student at the University of Washington Law School, and twins Jacob and Joshua Johanson-Kubin, 25.
Will said his parents adopted the three boys ‘because they wanted to make the world a better place for children.’
He was president of the Children’s Community Resources, which helps provide low-income children with healthcare.