Bear Hollow, Engen Museum Add to Utah Ski Lore

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1993 (Autumn), no. 3
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents Ski Founders Commemorative; October 28--A Ski Affair to Remember; Qunney: Visionary, Achiever, Contributor; Bear Hollow, Engen Museum Add to Utah Ski Lore; Archives to Salute Ski Area Pioneers; Tales from the Archives
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1993-10
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/epubs&CISOPTR=271
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Autumn 1993, no. 3
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
ARK ark:/87278/s6ks6qvw
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190213
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ks6qvw

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Title Bear Hollow, Engen Museum Add to Utah Ski Lore
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Bear Hollow, Engen Museum Add to Utah Ski Lore Preludes to two emerging chapters of Utah's ski history were written Saturday, July 30, 1993, when the Utah Winter Sports Park at Bear Hollow was dedicated. Located two miles from Utah Highway 224 and between Kimball Junction and ParkWest, the 387- acre, $10.5 million park has the potential of being the crown jewel in Utah's hoped-for Olympic Games tiara for 2002. One chapter deals with the park's offerings for both world-class competition and for recreational ski jumping. The other history-bent prelude deals more with the past than with the future and is in the form of the Alf Engen Ski Museum, which was unveiled in the upper level of the park's day lodge/activities center on July 30. This temporary site is the forerunner for a full-scale museum planned to be housed in an adjacent building and featuring traveling exhibits as well as housing a multitude of awards, medals, trophies, photos, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia of the legendary Alf Engen, who has done more to advance the sport of skiing in the region than any other individual. Further, the Engen museum is earmarked to be a repository for mementoes and memorabilia collected by the University of Utah Marriott Library's Ski Archives program. Under the leadership of Alf's son, Alan, the museum is under the auspices of an all- volunteer board of trustees, and it is registered as a non-profit corporation with the state of Utah. Fund raising is the initial task facing the board as it seeks contributions to be able to build its own facility. The 86-year-old Alf Engen, who served some forty years as ski school director at Alta, was among the dignitaries at the festivities during the opening of the park, which was highlighted by members of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, who jumped off ramps, performed aerial acrobatics, and fell into a lo- foot-deep, water-filled splash pool adjacent to the activities center. The park currently has 90-, 65-, 38- and beginner jumping hills, a freestyle training area, and a half- pipe for snowboarders. It is also lighted for night skiing. The 90- meter hill, smallest allowed for Olympic competition, is furnished with a tile outrun and plastic landing area to facilitate summer jumping, which was also high- lighted at the grand opening. As the training center for the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, the park is a major element in Utah's commitment to the Olympic Games. This commitment came in the form of $56 million in sales tax revenues approved for such use by voters in 1988. The park also will house Olympic-caliber luge and bobsled runs. A 120-meter jumping hill will be built if Utah is named as the Olympic site for the 2002 Games. That determination will be made in Budapest, Hungary, in the summer of 1995. Ironically, the Utah Winter Sports Park at Bear Hollow is only two miles from the site of storied Ecker Hill, where Engen set several national and world jumping records in the 1930s and '40s. Construction of lif tower at Timphaven, 1953
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier bear_hollow.jpg
Source Accn 1086
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Autumn, 1993
Newsletter Date Autumn 1993, no. 3; Page 4
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190111
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ks6qvw/190111