Family Says Man Killed In Snowy Range Snowmobile Crash Was Fitness Guru Travis Just

A man killed Saturday in a snowmobile accident in the Snowy Range mountains near Centennial was well-known fitness guru and social media influencer Travis Just.

Mark Heinz

February 07, 20233 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

A man who died Saturday afternoon in a snowmobile crash in the Snowy Range Mountains near Centennial was influential fitness guru and social media influencer Travis Just of Tampa, Florida, according to his family.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office identifies the victim only as a “46-year-old male from Florida” who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

But Just’s sister-in-law Blayne Ashleigh Brandt posted about a GoFundMe campaign had been established for Just’s widow and children.

“It is with absolute broken hearts that we share with you that on Saturday Travis Just, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend passed away tragically in a snow mobile accident in Wyoming on his birthday trip,” Brandt wrote.

“It’s the last thing any of us could have imagined, especially to someone like Travis who had such an Iron Man way about him,” she said.

Details Unknown

The sheriff’s department said first responders were dispatched to the scene of a “snowmobile crash with injury” at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday about 6 miles west of Centennial near T Trail. 

The victim was the only person involved in the crash, according to the sheriff’s office. A call to the sheriff’s office Tuesday wasn’t returned. 

Wife’s Message

Just’s wife Brittany posted a photo of her husband on a snowmobile along with a biblical verse from Philippians 4:4 which reads, “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”

“Travis, you were about as close to heaven as you could get right here. I know it doesn’t even compare to where you are now,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “If I know you like we ALL know you… you aren’t just resting in heaven, you are running around rejoicing in His presence!! And so shall we…”

Photo of Travis Just posted by his wife Brittany

Snowy Range A Sledder’s Destination

The Snowy Range is widely known as a premier snowmobiling destination. 

After recent snowstorms, there have been reports of up to 7 feet of fresh powder in the mountains, which was expected to draw crowds of sledders. 

Expert snowmobiler Josh Bedard of Minnesota told Cowboy State Daily that his teenage son narrowly missed getting buried in a recent snowslide in the Snowies, and he was worried that conditions in the mountains are ripe for more slides and avalanches. 

However, the sheriff’s office gave no indication that an avalanche had caused Saturday’s fatal incident.

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Mark Heinz

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