Charlie Meyers, arguably the best-read and best-liked ski and outdoor writer in the United States, died Jan. 5 of complications from lung cancer. He was 72. The Denver Post published has final column Dec. 6.
Meyers covered the snow and hunting and fishing beats for the past 40 years and Post readers welcomed his straight forward, often warm and humorous columns. The writing was clear, graceful in style, and full of useful information.
“He was a wonderful man, a wonderful journalist, and a wonderful outdoorsman,” said Post Publisher William Dean Singleton. “I can’t imagine The Denver Post without him.”
Meyers covered the Rocky Mountain ski resort scene for so long he literally became synonymous with the sport in Colorado.
He was known for asking tough questions and not backing away from controversy if it existed. He was as knowledgeable about ski racing and snowboarding as he was about pure recreational skiing.
Meyers leave his wife, Dianna, two sons and two daughters, and their families.
Personal Note: Charlie was friend to many and I am honored to have been his friend as well. I’ve skied alongside him, ridden many a chairlift with him, and battled for quotes with him at World Cup finish lines. He always got the quote. His loss to Colorado ski media is devastating. – Craig Altschul, Editor-In-Chief