Mountain biker mauled by grizzly in Big Sky

48330024_159059104522157_r.jpegOn Monday May 25th Peter Scherfig, a 40 year resident of Big  Sky, was tragically injured when he ran into a grizzly bear. He was mountain biking on a popular trail in the Spanish Peaks development area. He sustained  serious injuries to his face and neck and is now recovering from facial reconstruction surgeries at OHSU in Portland.  He is expected to make a full or near full recovery.

Peter and his family have been a vital part of our community. His two children grew up here in Big Sky and in Bozeman. He taught for years at Ophir school and went on to open a learning academy in Bozeman.

Katie would like to thank everyone for the outpouring  of support her family has received from the Big Sky community from and all over the world.  It has been such a blessing.


Donations

  • Rory Landau 
    • $75 
    • 5 d
  • Big Sky Community Park Weed Pull Volunteers 
    • $300 
    • 24 d
  • Susan Crawford King 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Cheslea Eddy 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Carolyn Taylor 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Debbie Applebaum 
Organizer
Big Sky, MT
Katie Scherfig 
Beneficiary
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