Ecker Hill and Bear Hollow: Dega Vu

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1993 (Spring), no. 2
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 Quinney Contributions Past and Present to gain Archives Honor; Ski Greats Carve Another Niche in Utah History; Archives Gain Momentum, Mementos; Utes Ski to NCAA Championship...Again!; Ski Archives Advisory Board; Ecker Hill and Bear Hollow: Deja Vu
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1993-04
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/epubs&CISOPTR=272
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, Spring 1993
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
ARK ark:/87278/s6g44pm3
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190214
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g44pm3

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Title Ecker Hill and Bear Hollow: Dega Vu
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Ecker Hill and Bear Deja vu. That's what transpired with the opening of the Utah Sports Authority Winter Sports Park at Bear Hollow January 9, 1993. The new winter playground is only a kick-turn from storied Ecker Hill, site of world record-setting ski jumps in the 1930s and '40s. Now the hill is marked by a commemorative plaque at Pinebrook Estates hous- ing development, just east of Parley's Summit. The new park, launched with Utah tax dollars, is destined to attract world-caliber competitors and is the venue for ski jumping, luge, and bobsled competition should Salt Lake City be selected host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Housing a 90-meter jump equipped with a ceramic tile take-off and plastic outrun, the facility will be avail- able for athletes to practice year-round. The site also facilitates recreational jumpers on four smaller hills. In the park's first ten weeks, some 700 recreational skiers recorded more than 20,000 jumps, says John Bower, former U.S. Ski Team jumper, park director, and new member of the Ski Archives Advisory Board. Hollow: Deja Vii The park's base facilities are expected to house the Alf Engen Museum, which will exhibit memorabilia of the legendary ski jumper, ski area developer, and "father of powder skiing." The museum also may be a repository of the Ski Archives, according to a proposal forwarded by Alf's son Alan Engen, who is ski school director at Alta and serves on the archives' advisory committee. Alan has formed a committee to oversee the museum which he expects will be in its temporary quarters in the main lodge by this summer. Spearheading the effort with Alan are Greg Thompson of the Marriott Library and Utah Ski Archives Jumper soars into view over throng at storied Ecker Hill in early 1930s. Nearby Bear Hollow Park will revive this jumping scene. Photo courmy of Mike Korologos co-founder; Joe Arave of the archives staff; John Bower, direc- tor of Bear Hollow; long-time ski aficionado Lou Lorenz; archive boosters Dave and Barbara Amidon, "and ski writer Mike Korologos. The elder Engen set the world jumping record at Ecker Hill on February 22, 1937, when he soared 245 feet, beating world- class jumper Sigmund Ruud of Norway before 5,000 spectators. Raising funds to attract top jumpers was a problem for Ecker Hill promoter Pete Ecker, Salt Lake businessman, in the 1930s. With the Bear Hollow Park and its museum seeking spon- sors in 1993, it is, indeed, deja vu. Marriott Library Ski Archives Program University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 BULK RATE U.S. POSTAGE PAID Salt Lake City, Utah Permit No. 1529
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier ecker_hill.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 Spring, 1993
Newsletter Date Spring 1993; Page 6
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190117
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g44pm3/190117