||Skiers on the trail to the summit of Mt. Ogden in Snow Basin October 28 - A Ski Affair to Remember There's no better way to usher in a ski season than with a celebration, as in party. And that's what you're invited to do, as in attend. In what has become an exciting and appropriate University of Utah Marriott Library tradition, the Utah Ski Archives program will roll out the red carpet to the new season with its annual Ski Affair. It's scheduled for October 28, at the Red Lion Hotel, 255 South West Temple. You're invited to join the festivities. You won't be alone, as 400-plus are expected to once again swap tales of their high mountain exploits and a'pres ski conquests. Reception starts at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Former U.S. Olympic team member and archives honoree of last year, Suzy Harris Rytting, will be the M.C. The Ski Affair is a great place to greet old friends, meet new ones, enjoy fine food and camaraderie, see some old-time ski film footage, launch the new ski season, and honor some worthy folks who've left us a legacy to ski on. New this year will be a silent auction - the type that you can bid for nifty items without anyone knowing the depth of your tax-exempt purchases. Items such as ski passes, week-long accommodations at Park City and Hawaiian condos, ski jumping lessons, Marker ski bindings, an Interconnect Adventure Tour, U. of U. basketball and gymnastics season passes, golf pull-cart, and a cross-country learning day are among the growing list of items you can bid on. But first things first, as in reservations. You can do that by phone, as in calling Bob Staab at the library at 58 1-7791, but we prefer by mail, like in using the reservation form accompanying this newsletter. You need not be a member of the Ski Archives Program to enjoy the fun fest, but it sure would be nice. Ditto on making your reservation by October 21. There are several levels of participation and contribution. Rest assured, all proceeds from the Ski Affair are used to expand the scope of the archives' collection of manuscripts, taped histories, scrapbooks, video tapes/film, photo collections, and dozens of other types of memorabilia and historically significant items. They're all documented, referenced, and being made available to researchers and others interested in the colorful history of skiing in the Intermountain area. Bottom line: Don't miss the 1993 Ski Archives Ski Affair. Like, be there. We'd love to see you. Of course, if you absolutely cannot make it, we'd really appreciate your membership application and/or contribution check. Like, do it now. Q uinney: Visionary, Achiever, Contributor The late ski pioneer and resort developer will be recognized for his achievements of yesteryear and continued contributions to the region's skiing scene October 28 during the Marriott Library's Ski Archives' annual Ski Affair. The one-time lawyer, state legislator, and ski visionary, who also was a prime mover in the development of Alta, Utah's first ski resort, will receive the library's Achievements and Contributions Award for 1993. Not only were Quinney's contributions significant in the sport's early years, they're equally as important today. That's because the S. J. (Joe) and J. E. Quinney Founda- tion is the largest contributor to the Utah Ski Archives. Through the foundation's generous support, the Marriott Library is able to provide on-going processing of collections and oral history interviews, resulting in a significant archival collection that is available to the public and private researchers. The state-sponsored Utah Ski Archives is a key project within the library's larger recreational archives, a project that is structured around Utah's outdoor recreational lifestyle. Other components include river running, climbing, wildlife management, and the state and national park systems located in Utah. Last year's recipient of the library's prestigious Achievements and Contributions Award was ski pioneer and ski movie producer Sverre Engen.