After discovering he had an advanced case of cancer, Billy proceeded to live every moment of his life to the fullest. Unwilling to let any of the symptoms interfere with the most EPIC winter on record as mother nature cooperated in kind. He seemed to pay no mind to the side effects of chemotherapy, as he relentlessly charged onward, forward, and upward to the most magnificent experiences imaginable.
Billy lived the first part of his life in Auburn, New York as only son to Bill and Libby, and the second part of his life in the Wasatch. As a child growing up, Billy was a budding Thespian. He first learned to fly as Michael in Peter Pan. He began skiing and skating at a very young age as a member of the Fingerlakes Ski Club and the Auburn Hockey Club and began perfecting his Stem Christies at the local ski resort Song Mountain. After graduating from Auburn High School, he attended Oswego State College and received his BA in Psychology and was a member of the Delta Kappa Kappa fraternity. Then, after moving to Utah in 1995 and beginning his snow science career as a professional ski patroller at Solitude, he met Kristen Hoppe and together they parented their daughter Cleo Jean. Billy dedicated the rest of his life to being a loving father to Cleo, and in a passionate pursuit to make winter mountain conditions safe for all of us to recreate in, travel through and “making America 8 again.” (figure eights)
Ralli Nalli will be so missed by so many. His kindness, friendship, and passion for life has been such an inspiration to everyone in the Billyverse. He is survived by his parents, Bill and Libby and daughter Cleo.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, arrangements are being made to create the Cleo Jean Nalli Educational Trust Fund, once it is established donations will be gratefully accepted.