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Former ski bum is now lawyer, Search and Rescue volunteer


October 19, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — Chris Leigh was a college kid with his sights set on skiing big mountains when he rolled into Jackson Hole in 1978.

He started calling Jackson home in 1980, after getting his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and psychology from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, his home state. He spent the next few years on the slopes and in the shops.

“I worked at the old Wildernest Sports,” Leigh said. “I also worked at Jackson Hole Ski and Sports.”

He was also a ski host at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

“I got paid $2 every two weeks,” Leigh said. “Things...

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