Vail Daily obituary: Britton John Green, April 1, 1985, to July 15, 2017
Britton John Green was born at Vail Valley Medical Center on April 1, 1985, and died in a tragic car accident with his girlfriend, Nicole Brahney, on July 15, 2017.
Brit attended ABC Preschool, Red Sandstone Elementary School and Minturn Middle School and was a 2003 graduate of Battle Mountain High School. Britton attended the University of Northern Colorado and, upon graduation, toured throughout Europe with two close college friends.
Brit returned to the Vail Valley, where he worked in the hospitality industry. Throughout his school years, Brit participated in many sports, but his true passion was snowboarding. At the age of 15, Britton was the youngest member of the One Track Mind snowboard team. Brit was a member of Community snowboard team and the Ravinos. Britton was a founding member of the early Log Jam competition and lifelong Log Master.
Brit was featured in snowboard and skateboard videos and was active in competitions throughout Colorado ski country. From an early age, Britton spent winters, as well as summers, on Vail Mountain. He truly loved Vail Mountain, his home. He loved people, animals, nature, music and adventure. While Britton was accomplished at extreme snowboarding, the greatest thing about Britton was his love for everyone he met and his ability to let people know and feel that love.
Britton is survived by parents Gerri McIntosh and Mike Green, his grandmother Gloria Green, aunts and uncles Mary Jo and William Gilbert, Jack and Helen Carroll and Tony Leon. In addition, he will be greatly missed by his cousins Stacy, Debbie and Will Gilbert; Shelly Marsh; Kristina White and Jimmy Leon; Hannah, Jonathan and Sam Carroll and extended family members.
Brit will be missed by countless friends in the Vail Valley and various parts of the country. In recent years Britton enjoyed visiting his second home on the coast of Ecuador and will be missed greatly in that community, as well. A celebration of Britton’s life will be scheduled for early August; details will be posted.