Curtis Wilbert Hansen aka “Hollywood” courageously fought an extended illness and has left us on March 15, 2023 to ski bigger mountains.
Curt was born in Yakima, Washington on June 29, 1965. As the firstborn, he was the quiet instigator that loved to keep you on your toes. He and his younger brother Eric, had a fun filled childhood that consisted of playing sports, working on their jeeps, ski racing, and fighting. His passion for skiing and outdoor adventures through his childhood led him to find his home in Sun Valley, Idaho for over 30 years.
Curt was the ultimate outdoorsman and excelled at all that he put his mind to. He enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, dirt, moto and mountain biking, fly fishing, commercial fishing, rugby, hockey, hiking, camping, golfing, tennis, yoga, meditation, Hapkido, culinary savvy (knife skills), woodworker, could build anything, irrigation system designer, and loved traveling the world. He dedicated his evenings to being a perfectionist ski tuner at Sun Summit in Ketchum for decades. Curt began coaching at White Pass, Washington and continued to coach Master Racers and ski instruction for over 25 years of service to Sun Valley.
He was a great conversationalist, listener, and amazing adviser. Sharing his vast knowledge on the chairlift, the slopes, and drinking a beer, Curt enjoyed a lively conversation with clients, friends and strangers. His insightful, positive, inspirational advice would make people feel good and he always wanted you to be a better person. He was a beautiful soul, handsome on the inside and outside. He was one of a kind and will leave a lasting impression of love and respect to each person he inspired.
Curt is survived by his parents Harley and Linda Hansen, brother Eric (Kim) Hansen, sister Mandy Hansen and nephew Kyler (Meagan) Hansen. He loved his Wood River Valley family and friends. Curt was the amazing son, brother and friend anyone could ask for. He will be very missed.
Come Celebrate the apple of our eye. We invite all to come and let 'er rip! Drinks, food and great Hollywood stories with no filters! Friday September 15, 2023 from 3:00-6:00 pm at Mike and Anne's. 132 Short Swing Lane Ketchum, ID 83340. Contact Mandy for more info. 509-949-4795