Chic Morton Recieves Quinney Award; Make your reservations Now, for the Sixth Annual Ski Affair!Utah Ski Archives Newsletter Honors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Inustry

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1995 (Autumn), no. 7
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 Honors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Industry; Chic Morton Receives Quinney Award; New Director Named for University Libraries, Ski Archives Receives Major Film Collection
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1995-10
Type Text
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Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/epubs&CISOPTR=275
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 1995, No. 7
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
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Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v2ffq

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Title Chic Morton Recieves Quinney Award; Make your reservations Now, for the Sixth Annual Ski Affair!Utah Ski Archives Newsletter Honors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Inustry
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL SKI AFFAIR! COME AND JOIN THE FESTIVITIES OF HONORING THE 1OTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION THE RED LION HOTEL, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH OCTOBER 26,1995,6:30 PM. BUFFET DINNER, REFRESHMENTS AND A SILENT AUCTION FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL ROBERT STAAB, 581-7791 OR USE THE ATTACHED ENVELOPE-- RSVP BY OCTOBER 20TH!!!!!! Chic Morton Receives Quinney Award Many say that Chic Morton's name is synony- mous with Alta. The unique atmosphere that has belonged to Alta from the beginning has come from the people. The personality of Alta is the personality of its people -And for decades those personalities were guided, directed, and supported by the personality of Charles "Chic" Morton. Chic's professional life at Alta began in 1946, when his friend Sverre Engen encouraged him to take a bartending job at the Alta Lodge so they could ski together that winter. Soon after, Chic started working for Alta Ski Lifts. In 195 1 Chic became manager of the Alta Lodge. While still managing the Alta Lodge, Chic succeeded Fred Speyer as manager of Alta Ski Lifts in 19.58. Chic provided Alta with leadership through many years of growth and change for Alta and Utah's ski industry. Under Chic's people- oriented style, and sound management, Alta became known as one of the best managed ski areas in the country. In the late seventies, Chic became president of Alt Ski Lifts Corporation. During his many years of service to Alta, Chic also served as pres- ident of the Utah Ski Association, the Intermountain Ski Area Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Forest Service Recreation Association. In 1985, for his many years of promoting tourism in the State of Utah, Chic was honored as the first Member of the Tourism Hall of Fame. For his leadership, vision and many years of service to Utah Skiing, Chic Morton is the 1995 recipient of the S.J. and J.E. Quinney Award for outstanding achievement and contribution to Utah's Ski Industry. Contmedfrom page I Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming. By 1944, American forces were in battle from Burma to Italy. But the Tenth was still without a mission. In mid-1944, America's first winter troops were sent to Texas. Texas was an astonishing turn for the original Tenth volunteers who had assumed they would be used in some lightning exercise like the liberation of Norway. In January 1945, they ended up instead in Italy, clad for the most part in conventional Army olive drab combat gear and equipment. It was winter in the Apennines north of Florence, and they were blessed by little snow- fall. There was little skiing. But there was much fighting. The Germans glowered down from gothic, snow-etched crests of the Apennines that were their defense of the rich food supplies of the PO Valley to the north. Relatively young and fresh, Tenth troopers did what other divisions had tried but failed to do. In February 1945, they wrested critical mountain positions from weary Germans. In April, they spearheaded the allied drive north through the PO Valley and across the PO River into the Alps, where the German Armies in Italy petitioned for surrender. The cost to the Tenth was high: Nearly 1,000 dead and 4,000 wounded. Within a half year's time, the Tenth had been disbanded. The surviving troopers went back to college, jobs, marriage, or children-or just dropped out of sight. But many were to become leaders of the newly emerging "ski industry". Larry Jump founded Arapaho Basin, Colorado. Nick Hock ended up as a Ski Business publisher. Sigi Engel went back to directing the Sun Valley Ski School. Monty Atwater advanced the science of avalanche studies at Alta. Fried1 Pfeifer, developed Ajax and Buttermilk Mountains near Aspen. Peter Seibert developed Vail, the first of the post-war mega-resorts. When he was bought out by the Bass interests, he bought Snow Basin, Utah. K. Smith headed the Brighton Ski School. Salt Lake City native Devereaux Jennings raced for the U.S. team in the 1948 winter Olympics. Mr. Jennings was the 27th Tenth veteran named to the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. In 1987 Salt Lake contractor, long time member of the Park City Ski Patrol, and Tenth veteran Jack Wright, formed the Utah chapter of the Tenth Mountain Division Corporation. The 1995 Ski Affair will honor those veterans, whose heroics were wartime and whose impact was state side. - Robert Woody
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier chic_morton.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 Fall, 1995
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 1995, No. 7; Page 2
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v2ffq/190144