I met Dmitri in Tahoe a few years back.  I immediately knew we would get along great.  He was always the guy to have the most fun ever no matter the circumstance.  I ran into him on the mountain one day at heavenly.  It was the coldest, iciest, most miserable day ever, just terrible conditions.  I got off the chair and saw him grinning ear to ear, excited to see me and excited to do another lap on the ice.  Everyone on the mountain was miserable that day except him and I having a ball and making the best of it.  His optimism was contagious.  His energy and love for skiing and the outdoors was truly inspiring.  You will be missed Dmitri, shred on brother.