||Salt Lake Olympic Bids At A Glance - 1966 Salt Lake City was honor given Anchorage, which lost cilities aimed at becoming the na- named U.S. candidate city for t&e to AlbertvilXe% France, and tion's premier winter sports train- 1972 Winter Games, only to lose to Lilfehammer, Norway, for the 1994 ing cemer. Sapporo, Japan. Games, With both sides holding fast to - 1973 Salt Lake City lost the - 1989 Salt Lake City went to their vows, Salt Lake City has built U.S. nomination to Denver, re- tie akstr again - bs Ameriica's the facilities and the USOC made gained it when Denver defaulted, entry in the race for the 1998 certain Utah was "America's but lost in its quest for the 1976 Games. This tie the city drafted Choice" in the race to host the 2002 Games when Innsbruck, Austria, 8 prenuptial agreement with the Wrnter Olympiad. was named host city. U.S. Olympic Committee that said The International Olympic - 1985 Salt Lake City compet- should the International Olympic ed against Anchorage, Reno and Committee choose another city, Committee meets June 15,1995, in tie Utah cqdtal wotid be the a&x,+ Budapest, Hungary, to announce Lake Placid in hopes of being host of the 1992 Winter Games, an matic U.S. entry in the race for the the host city for those Winter 2002 Games, providing it built fa- Games. TALES FROM THE ARCHIVES From the interview of Dean Roberts describing his first skiing experiences as a youth in Pocatello Idaho. "There was a ski area in Pocatello called Lead Draw. It was one that was designed by Alf, and it had a rope tow and a forty meter Nordic ski jump. They used to run the rope tow on weekends. It seems to me that hill probably had two or three hundred vertical feet. We'd go up there and I didn't know how to turn. As a matter of fact, I don't ever re- member ever seeing anybody up in that area that could turn. What we did is ride the tow to the top and point them down. Sometimes you made it and sometimes you didn't. There was a nice little run out at the bottom and if you didn't fall on the way down, you could coast to a stop. There was a little forest service shelter there, but you had to hike into it all the time. They didn't plow the road, in those days, so it was a hike in." Did you know that before the days of snowcats, race courses had to be foot- packed, sometimes with some unique assistance. In his oral history interview, Jim Gaddis talked about the way it used to be. "One thing I remember is that we didn't have snowcats and had to foot pack all of the race courses. You know you would go up to a race on Saturday morning, and you may have had four days of heavy snow at Alta, and the snow would be four feet deep. That made it very difficult to run a race. We ended up spending a lot of our time packing and getting the course prepared. That was pretty tough. Rids today don't know what that is. It seemed to take for- ever, but it was kind of fun too, I guess. I remember spending a lot of time foot- packing courses. A lot of times parents would help too. They even brought prisoners from the prison for the bigger races like the Snow Cup. They would recruit a hundred and fifty prisoners to come up and foot pack the course."