Jerry Kernan was a trapper in Saskatchewan, Canada, during the Depression-era, working the lines hunting fur to keep the creditors at bay. He’s still on the books for Sunshine Ski Patrol in Banff at age 95 and has his portrait from 1962 hanging on the wall (below). When you catch him on a rare break from the slopes, he’ll be sitting in his own seat at the Mad Trappers Bar, inhaling a few pints of Molson Canadian faster that they can pour them. If you’re lucky he’ll tell you about the time he killed a bear with only one round left in his pistol, mere inches before being mauled to death. After 10 years of chasing this legend down the hill I finally managed to catch up for a portrait.
Living Legend: Trapper Jerry
March 27, 2012 By Leave a Comment