Horors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Industry

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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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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
ARK ark:/87278/s62v2ffq
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190217
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v2ffq

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Title Horors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Industry
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Fall 1995, No. 7 Marriott Library, University of Utah Editor: Mike Korologos Advisory Board 199596 Barbara Amidon Membership Chair David Amidon Junior Bounous Maxine Bounous John Bower Leland Dennis Alan K. Engen Jim Gaddis Finance Chair John Hoagland Phil Jones Mike Korologos Communications Chair Myrlene Korologos Special Events Chair Alice Lange Keith Lange Louis Lorenz Betty Lorenz Carol Lupus Program Chair stormy Lupus Marvin Melville Mark Menlove Pat Miller Clark Parkinson Co-Chair Jan Peterson John Raemer Sue Raemer Co-Chair William Shoaf Duane Shrontz* Jody Shrontz* Ron Steele Connie Steffen Dan Steffen Larry Warren Robert Young Marriott Library Sarah Michalak Director of Libraries Joe Arave Robert Staab Gregory Thompson Nancy Young *Honorary Member Dave Elggren, skiing wtlz Tenth Veterans Hugh Evans, Jack Wrght, and Dick Nebeker Honors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Industry On February 19, 1945 as World War II was winding down, American military forces mounted two major efforts. In Italy, the Army's Tenth Mountain Division began an all out attack on Mount Belvedere, a German stronghold in the Apennine Mountains and key to the Germans' defense of the food-rich PO Valley. In the Pacific, American marines began the amphibious assault on the Japanese fortress island of Iwo Jima, just 800 bomber miles from Tokyo. The action in Italy received only perfunctory mention in the dispatches. Italy, first invaded by Allied forces in 1943, had become the "forgotten front" in the wake of the June, 1944 landing of the Allies in Normandy and the "Battle of the Bulge" in the Ardennes in December. After world peace was finally achieved with the Japanese surrender, the Tenth Mountain Division was disbanded with little ceremony or celebration and its members sent to separation centers for anonymous discharge and return to civilian life. There were no Pulitzer-prize photographs, stories, statues, or John Wayne war movies to commemorate or remember the Tenth. What attention it did receive was mostly by the reunions and revelries of its veterans cele- brating among themselves. Acknowledgement was to come in a totally unfore- seen way much later - not because of the Tenth Mountain Division's wartime exploits in the Apennines and Alps but because of its veterans' peacetime exploits from the Appalachians to the Rockies to the Sierras in founding and developing what is now known as the american ski industry. That industry is now the Tenth's monument and lasting legacy. After WWII was over, it was veterans of the Tenth who were the nucleus of what was to become the American ski industry - as ski area designers, devel- opers and owners, architects, instructors, sporting goods designers, climbers, and founders of climbing and out- of-door wilderness schools. Taking due note of the success of Finnish ski troops against poorly equipped Russian armor and infantry in the "winter war" of 1939-40, Minot (Minnie) Dole, founder of the National Ski Patrol in 1938 as a ski safety and rescue organization, went to the U.S. War Department and urged the training of American soldiers in mountain and winter warfare. That resulted in the founding of the Tenth Mountain Division, the Army's first ski and mountain unit. The first American winter units went into training at Mount Rainier, Washington, in 1941. By 1942, the American Army had founded a major training site at Camp Hale, 9,000 feet high in the Colorado Rockies. The units were first called the Tenth Light Division. It was composed of three regiments - the 85th, 86th, and 87th - and was supported by pack mules and tracked "weasels." The first troopers were volunteers-forest service types, college skiers, loggers, and Norwegian, Finnish, and Jewish refugees. The Tenth trained and retrained on the snow and on the rocks, learning climbing and rescue techniques from among others, Paul Petzolt, a veteran Himalayan climber who later founded the National Continued on page 2 Sue Fry Raemer passed away on September 26,1995. As a long time employee of the University of Utah Marriott Library, Sue was instrumental in establishing the Utah Ski Archives. Through conversations with Roger Hanson, former director of the Marriott Library, and Greg Thompson, head of Special Collections, the Utah Ski Archives was born. After six years in development, the Ski Archives is healthy, a growing part of Special Collections. Sue's memory will live on in the Utah Ski Archives and her strength and will to make this an impor- tant part of skiing in Utah will be passed on to the board. Sue, you will always be part of the archives! 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 1958. 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. Quimrey 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 ye<descri>Fall 1995, No. 7 Marriott Library, University of Utah Editor: Mike Korologos Advisory Board 199596 Barbara Amidon Membership Chair David Amidon Junior Bounous Maxine Bounous John Bower Leland Dennis Alan K. Engen Jim Gaddis Finance Chair John Hoagland Phil Jones Mike Korologos Communications Chair Myrlene Korologos Special Events Chair Alice Lange Keith Lange Louis Lorenz Betty Lorenz Carol Lupus Program Chair stormy Lupus Marvin Melville Mark Menlove Pat Miller Clark Parkinson Co-Chair Jan Peterson John Raemer Sue Raemer Co-Chair William Shoaf Duane Shrontz* Jody Shrontz* Ron Steele Connie Steffen Dan Steffen Larry Warren Robert Young Marriott Library Sarah Michalak Director of Libraries Joe Arave Robert Staab Gregory Thompson Nancy Young *Honorary Member Dave Elggren, skiing wtlz Tenth Veterans Hugh Evans, Jack Wrght, and Dick Nebeker Honors to the Tenth for the Contribution to America's Ski Industry On February 19, 1945 as World War II was winding down, American military forces mounted two major efforts. In Italy, the Army's Tenth Mountain Division began an all out att
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier Pages from woody.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; 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 190145
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v2ffq/190145