Ski Founders Commemorative

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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 Ski Founders Commemorative
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Autumn 1993, No. 3 Marriott Library, University of Utah Editor: Mike Korologos Ski Founders Commemorative The assignment before me is to write a brief article commemorating those early ski-area pioneers of the intermountain region, the original developers of public skiing facilities during the 1930s and early `40s that have remained in operation to this day. Is it possible to be brief about so many? How can a page do justice to all of those responsible for at least eight ski areas? So, on this beautiful autumn afternoon, as I peer from my office window, pondering such questions, my mind is not on biographical material so much as the color and beauty of the Wasatch this year. Building a log home next to Grizzly Gulch at Alta, I have watched the virtual explosion of autumn during these last two weeks of September. I wonder what September of 1938 was like at Alta and Brighton, or how was it the following year up Logan Canyon and in Jackson Hole? In one report I've read, Neil Rafferty claimed that Snow King didn't get skiable snow until January of that year, and he was able to work on the lift until real late in the year. Was it as pretty that September as it is now? An' I wonder what it was that drove those men to put their jobs on the back burner or quit altogether and invest, sometimes more than Gary Cooper and his daughter- at Sun Valley in early 1940s. they could afford, in rudimentary uphill devices. 7 Their wives and family were put into this risky venture, too, helping to operate the lifts or sell hamburgers and hotdogs. All of this for little or no profit in those early years. Skiing is big business today, but it wasn't back then. Did they have some uncommon long-range vision of cash registers ringing and long lines at the ticket windows. Except for Sun Valley, where reasons for the establishment were clearly mercenary, I don't get that impression at all. In almost every other case, they cranked and cranked on an old Ford engine or carried warm, freshly charged batteries through the snow to the top of the lift to provide a day of healthy, fun activity for the town folks or a group of local enthusiasts. Summarily, the impression given is of a labor of love, despite the hardships. So, to commemorate them is to thank them for the gift we skiers have been given; jobs for some, a convenient excuse for others to get out into nature and experience a deeper expression of the beauty that is there. Oh, I sure hope some of their autumns were as beautiful as this one. Duane Shrontz
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier shrontz.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; Cover
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190113
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ks6qvw/190113