||Janet Goldstein, Purk City, and Hurry Fullen Salt Lake, find bargains at silent auction at 1999 ski affair Hans Brogle, left, and Curman Kipp reminisce about "the good old days." Mel Fletchel; right, Park City, congrutu- lates Lou and Betty Lorenz for their tenure on Ski Archives Advisory Board. Ski Affair advisory board members Cul and Dodie McPhie, left and right, hosted son, Mat and niece Mackenzie Cox at banquet. Dr: Sarah Michalak, Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library, thanked Ski Affuir patrons for support. Rush and Betty Spedden enjoyed meeting long-time ski friends at Ski Affuir 1999 SKI AFFAIR SHORT TURNS The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives presented the Ski Affair on Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at the Little America Hotel and Towers in down town Salt Lake City. Among the highlights of this annu- alfind-raising gathering were: o Ted Johnson, founder of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and his wife Shirley, attracted crowds of old friends throughout the evening. The Johnsons, now residents of Sun Valley, were at the Ski Affair to help pay tribute to honoree Junior Bounous. In 1970, Ted hired Junior to establish the main trails and later to be the `Bird's ski school director. o "This is always a fun event," smiled Earl Holding, owner of Snowbasin Ski Area, Sun Valley and the Little America Hotel, watching enthusiastic silent auction buyers run up prices on their favorite items. Later he excused himself for leaving the gather- o ing a little early. He had to arise at 4 a.m. the next morning for a trip to Europe. o Lou and Betty Lorenz received special acknowledgements and well-deserved accolades from their ski pals at the gather- ing. They were recognized for their numer- ous contributions of their time and exper- tise to the Ski Archives. After some 10 years of service, they are retiring from the board but will stay available for help, as do all charter members. . o Succeeding the Lorenz' on the 40-member board Jan. 1,2000, will be Robbie Beck, long-time ski competitor and Park City/Summit County area marketing expert, and Safia Keller, a Park City resi- dent and major fund-raiser and enthusiast for the Ski Archives. The entertaining video segment on honoree Janet Quinney Lawson revealed a little- known fact: That Janet served as ski-in (as opposed to a stand-in) understudy to one- time silver screen star, Greta Garbo, dur- ing filming in the early 1940s in Sun Valley. When Judy Magid, columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune, asked if there happened to be a photo available of Janet and Greta togeth- er, Janet quipped: "Oh, heavens no.. . she wouldn't have anything to do with me." Speaking of writers, former (now retired) ski editor for The Salt Lake Tribune Craig Hansel, was among the enthusiasts swap- Long-time ski pals and business associates, Esther and Buck Sasaki admire photos of Lee Snedaken left, and former Ski Archives early Utah skiing at 1999 Ski Affizir: Advisory Boardchain &u-k Parkinson, regale each other with ski stories of yesteryear Sun Valley residents and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort founder Ted Johnson and wife Shirley were among 550 diner-donors at 1999 Ski Affair Ed Sweeney, left, David Quinney and Diane Bledsoe shared memories at reception. Advisory bourd member Chris Raemel; right, directed spirited group of volunteers at silent auction. ping ski stories during the social and silent auction. He attended with his wife, Bonnie, sister Carol Pryanovich and his mother, Joni. o Carman Kipp, a long-time skier yet a new-comer to the Ski Affair, was surprised to find so many cohorts "who liked to remi- nisce as much as I do." His wife, Carolyn, was equally surprised to find so many silent auction bargains. o One might say the awards presented by the Ski Archives Advisor Board to Janet Quinney Lawson and Junior Bounous were quite apropos: Janet received a hefty piece of fine crystal in the shape of a moun- tain etched with sketches of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Junior received an equal- ly hefty piece of granite from a private site in Little Cottonwood Canyon. One side of the stone was polished to accommodate a Ski Archives medallion. Janet's father, Joe Quinney, was a founder of Alta (in Little Cottonwood Canyon) and Junior was ski instructor at Alta in 1948 and then helped establish the ski runs at Snowbird, one-mile down-canyon, where he later became ski school director and now director of skiing. o Also apropos: In recognition of their sup- port, each of the Ski Affair's 33 table spon- sors received a commemorative acrylic, miniature ski fashioned to look antique, complete with a nipple-tip, a la the wooden skis of yesteryear. The brainchild of Ski Affair Advisory Board member, David Amidon, who got a big assist from Steve Denkers of Evolution Ski Co., the memen- tos have room to add Ski Affair medallions for similar support over the next four years. o Salt Lake City's Marsha Irwin, long-time Ski Affair supporter, was named adminis- trative chair for the advisory board, effec- tive Jan. 1,200O. She succeeds Barbara Amidon who is concentrating her efforts on being vice chair of the volunteer board. o Generating excitement and interest in the J. Willard Marriott Library Ski Archives was a well-deserved feature story on the pro- gram that appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune Oct. 18,1999, just three days prior to the Ski Affair. Written by The Tribune's Tom Wharton, the piece generated hundreds of hits on the Archives' Web site (www.lib.utah.edu) and helped to unearth several possible additions to the Archives.