Jim Shane 1920-1998; Were You a Member of a Ski Club Back When.Utah Ski Archives NewsletterUtah Ski Archives NewsletterUtah Ski Archives Newsletter Introducing the New Utah Ski Archives Membership Chair

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1998 (Spring), no. 12
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description Generic 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 1997 Ski Affair: 'Biggest Yet'; Remembering James (Jay) Laughlin; Alan Engen Pens Ski History Book; River Running Collections in the Quinney Archives; Thanks to Nancy Young...and the Manuscripts Division; Marriott Library Special Collections to Move; David G. Weatherbee 1941-1998 Friend of the Utah Ski Archives; Ski Writers Honor Bounous; Jim Shane 1920-1998; Were You a Member of a Ski Club Back When...; Introducing the New Utah Ski Archives Membership Chair; Tales From the Archives
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1998-04
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Identifier spring_1998_no12.xml
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
Coverage Temporal Spring, 1998
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Spring 1998, No. 12
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Chris Anderson
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Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2015-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61v5d8w

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Title Jim Shane 1920-1998; Were You a Member of a Ski Club Back When.Utah Ski Archives NewsletterUtah Ski Archives NewsletterUtah Ski Archives Newsletter Introducing the New Utah Ski Archives Membership Chair
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description J/m Shanr JIM SHANE 19204998 "Jim Shane was the most giving guy I've ever met," said long-time Alta Ski School instructor Keith Lange. "Jim Shane was one of Alta's gentle giants, right along with Chic Morton, Alf Engen and Joe Quinney," said Alan Engen, director of the Alf Engen Ski School at Alta. "Jim Shane was my hero. He influenced the growth and enjoyment of the sport of ski- ing," said life-long friend Junior Bounous, a former ski patrol and ski school cohort of Shane's and current director of skiing at Snowbird. Jim Shane was all of those things and more - lots more. He died March 28 in Salt Lake City at the age of 77. He was honored by the University of Utah Marriott Library's Ski Archives Program in 1996 for his numerous contributions to skiing in the Intermountain West. While educated in electrical and mechanical engineering, his first love was the out- doors, especially the mountains of the West, the Teton and Wasatch Ranges. The Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and white-water river running were among his summertime haunts. Jim's major accomplishments and his endearing friendships evolve around skiing. He was an early-day member of the Wasatch Mountain Club along with the storied Harold Goodro. He was also a pioneer of the National Ski Patrol, serving as divisional and then regional chairman of the then-fledgling organization while working at Brighton. Later he became president of the Intermountain Ski Association, was a pioneer of the Alta Ski Patrol and taught for the late Alf Engen at the Alta Ski School. Shane was instrumental in making Alta more "user friendly" to the public when he and wife Elfriede opened the Goldminers Daughter lodge an restaurant at the base of the Collins and Wildcat lifts. The GMD has expanded in scope and service under the Shanes' owner- ship. Their caring for others was evidenced whenever they called on friends to help seasonal lodge employees find positions with firms that matched their educational and career paths. In addition to mountain climbing and skiing, Jim's other passion was golf. Like skiing, golf benefitted from the Shane's generosity. Jim and Elfriede were generous -- but quiet -- contributors to golf tournaments at their beloved Hidden Valley, Alpine and Jeremy Ranch Country Clubs as well as to the Utah Open, the Senior PGA Tour's annual Park City Appearance and to the Utah Section of the PGA Match Play Tournaments. WERE You A MEMBER OF A SKI CLUB BACK WHEN... There was the Salt Lake Ski Club, the Mt. Logan and Mt. Ogden Ski Clubs, the Mt. Olympus Ski Club and Wasatch Mountain Club, the Alpine Ski Club, the Sun Valley and Jackson Hole Ski Clubs, and others. If you were a mem- ber of a ski club back when skis were made of wood and no one had ever heard of a shape ski, the Utah Ski Archives wants to talk to you. The Utah Ski Archives is looking for information about original ski clubs in the intermountain area during the 1930s and 1940s. We are look- ing for records, and information about officers, and prominent members of these organizations that drew skiers together in a common love for the sport, and provided support for many young competitors. If you have information please call Joe Arave at 581-8589 or 581-8864. INTRODUCING THE NEW UTAH SKI ARCHIVES MEMBERSHIP CHAIR Last years Ski Affair was a tremendous success and I hope you are looking forward to partici- pating in the 1998 event. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Membership Chair. Barbara Amidon has passed the reins to me and I look forward to working with you. The Advisory Board and I would like to thank you for your support and ask for renewed mem- berships in preparation for this year's event. The sooner we receive renewals, the closer we will be to making the greatest Ski Affair ever. See you in October. Chris Raemer From Children to Champions Ql gfjff Dovre bindings are avail- able at the best ski shops. 4 Dovre Ski Binding, Inc. SW1 EXNDX-= k West Concord, Mass. 5
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier were_you.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, 1998
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Spring 1998, No. 12; Page 5
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190193
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61v5d8w/190193