Earl Miller to Gain Quinney Award; Archives Program to Honor Local Athletes who made History on World Stages

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1998 (Autumn), no. 13
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 Earl Miller to Gain Quinney Award; Archives Program to HOnor Local Athletes Who Made History on World Stages; Alf Engen Ski Museum to be Built at Winter Sports Park; Luella Broby Seeholzer 1905-1998; Jean Elizabeth Pickett 1926-1998; The Utah Ski Archives Receives Major Collection; Utah Skiers Anticipate Great Season; Alan Engen to Speak at Marriott Books and Author Series
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1998-10
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/epubs&CISOPTR=282
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, Autumn 1998, No. 13
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
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Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2015-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65m6512

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Title Earl Miller to Gain Quinney Award; Archives Program to Honor Local Athletes who made History on World Stages
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Editor: Mike Korologos :i teaching legend Earl Miller with sons Ray and Dale in the 19605 EARL MILLER To GAIN QUINNEY AWARD Earl Miller is a man to match our mountains.. .because our mountains are big and his ski exploits are equal to them. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998, those exploits will be duly recognized during the annual Ski Affair of the Utah Ski Archives program of the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. That's when the lanky, quiet, gentle giant of skiing in the region will receive the 1998 S.J. and J.E. Quinney Award for Outstanding Contributions to Intermountain Skiing. The award is named after the late "Joe" and J.E. Quinney, co-founders of the Alta Ski Area and major benefactors of the library's Special Collections department. Miller's most visual contribution to the sport is in the form of the thousands he taught to ski while he was director of the Snowbasin Ski School from 1950 to 1985. His wife Gladys was always close at hand, managing the office and administrative matters. In addition, Miller has taught and helped certify numerous ski instructors-based on procedures he helped draft as one of the founders in 1958 of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). He also was an influence in formalizing the American Teaching Method in 1962. A major enjoyment was coaching young racers, including sons Alan, Dale and Ray who dominated the junior racing circuits of the 1950s and early 1960s. He also coached the Weber State ski team from 1964 to 1975. . ..continued on page 2 nistory years uom nuw, me winier seasons of 1997 and 1998 will be recorded as monumental. That's because athletes from the Intermountain Area performed masterfully on the world's highest levels-the World Alpine Ski Championships at Sestriere, Italy; the World Freestyle Ski Championships at Nagano, Japan; the FIS World Snowboard Championships at San Candido, Italy; and the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games at Nagano, Japan. Eleven athletes who hail from Utah, Idaho, and Montana won 14 medals in those competitions, ranking them as significant contributors to the winter sports lore and record books of the region. They chalked up six gold medals, four silvers and four bronze--one in the World Alpine Ski Championships, three in snowboard competition, one in freestyle, four in the Olympic Games and three in the Paralympic Games. Those feats undoubtedly rank them as history-makers, albeit it of the contemporary variety. Surely they . ..continued on page 2 . ..Millel. continued from page I His love of the sport runs long and runs deep. As a youngster, he spent a $5 birthday gift on a private lesson from the legendary Corey Engen. Soon Earl was teaching for Corey at Snowbasin and in 1950 took the ski school reins when Engen departed Utah for Idaho's ski scene. In those early days Earl was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad at Ogden's Union Station where he worked the night shift, leaving his daylight hours available for skiing. Earl has served on the board of PSIA-Intermountain and has received numerous awards, including Ski School Director of the Year in 1972; Utah Handicapped Ski Association Certificate of Appreciation in 1981; and the Bonneville International Corporation and KSL-TV Lowell Thomas Award in 1984. Not doubt, Earl Miller is a man to match-even surpass-our mountains. . ..L.ocaE Athletes, continued from page I heaped untold glory and pride on the region as it prepares tc stage the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. - Instead of honoring them as history-makers of a by-gone era years from now, the Utah Ski Archives will honor them al the 1998 Ski Affair that will feature the athletes as well as exceptional video footage of their historic exploits, thanks tc the efforts of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. THIS YEARS HONOREES ARE: HOMETOWN: JUNEAU, AK In thirteen seasons with the U.S. Ski Team, Hilarv conquered some pretty impressive peaks. In 1986 she won the U.S. downhill national title at just 16. Her stellar careet included three Olympics and four World Championships. She had over 100 alpine World Cup victories. She went out in style as the world downhill champion after the 1997 season. ERIC BERGOUST FREESTYLE HOMETOWN: MISSOULA, MT CLUB: BERGOUST BROTHERS Eric began his athletic career as a gymnast. After seeing aerials on ESPN in 1985 he decided to change sports. He began his training in 1988 and achieved his first win in 1989. Bergoust has had several injuries that have interupted his career, but when healthy he has been one of the most dominant aerialist on the World Cup. Eric currently holds the world record for the highest noint total set in his gold medal Sondra was born in Iowa but raised in Utah. She was skiing at Beaver Mountain when she was three. She retired from the alpine World Cup circuit in the mid-80's to go to college. In 1990, while recovering from surgery for a post- racing injury, she spotted kids laughing and loving snowboarding at the end of the season. She decided to try it...and went home to put away her skis. She took first place in the giant slalom at `97 World Championships in San Candido, Italy. Italy. MIKE JACOBY MIKE JACOBY SNOWBOARD SNOWBOARD HOMETOWN: HOOD RIVER, OR HOMETOWN: HOOD RIVER, OR Mike Jacoby skied cross-country and alpine growing up, Mike Jacoby skied cross-country and alpine growing up, but at thirteen he turned to snowboarding. He and his friends but at thirteen he turned to snowboarding. He and his friends rode the backcountry near Kelly CanyonSki Area. I After battling a nagging injury over the past three years Mike Jacoby has trimmed down and been revitalized. After winning a first and second place at the World Championships in San Candido, Italy, the Olympic giant slalom was a disappointment. However, the Olympic experience proved valuable, and Mike is looking forward to his second Olympics - _ _ in 2002 in Salt Lake City. Maggie Behle is among World Cup, Olympic, and Parlympic athletes who will be honored by the Utah Ski Archives at the `98 Ski Affair 2
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier earl_miller1.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, 1998
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Autumn 1998, No. 13; 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 190183
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65m6512/190183