Junior Bonous Skis to Quinney Award (continued)Utah Ski Archives Newsletter Utah Ski Archives to Honor Janet Quinney Lawson; Quinney and Engen-Their Legacy Lives

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1999 (Autumn), no. 15
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 Junior Bounous Skis to Quinney Award; Utah Ski Archives to HOnor Janet Quinney Lawson; Quinney and Engen--Their Legacy Lives; An Olympic Downhill Course is Born; Archives Gain Two Collections; Skiing Utes to Host 2000 NCAAs
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1999-10
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Identifier fall_1999.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 Fall, 1999
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall, 1999
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/s6sb4531

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Title Junior Bonous Skis to Quinney Award (continued)Utah Ski Archives Newsletter Utah Ski Archives to Honor Janet Quinney Lawson; Quinney and Engen-Their Legacy Lives
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Fall 1999 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah Editor: Joseph Arave JUNIOR BOUNOUS SKIS TO QUINNEY AWARD Junior Bounous Director of Skiing, Snowbird Resort- Former Ski School Director of Snowbird, Timphaven, and Sugarbowl- Former Assistant to Alta Ski School Director Alf Engen- Past President, PSIA-Intermountain. During a lifetime of immeasurable contribu- tion to skiing, Junior Bounous has earned many titles. This soft - spoken man who is smooth and graceful on skis has nearly done it all in the world of skiing. He has dedicat- ed his life to ski instruction and to helping others enjoy the sport that has shaped his life. In turn he has impacted the sport in a big way. Junior began skiing on the hills of the fami- ly farm in Provo, Utah, in the 1930s. After experimenting with barrel staves, he received a pair of skis for Christmas when he was 12 years old adding to his passion for the nearby mountains which he explored as a young man with Reed Bidulph, an instruc- tor in mountain rescue operations and skiing for Provo City. Soon, Junior became one of the program's instructors. When Ray Stuart began working on devel- oping Timphaven ski area in the North Fork of Provo Canyon, Junior was eager to help and skied as often as he could. Soon, Junior began teaching skiing for Brigham Young University, Provo City, and Tirnphaven. Beginning in 1948 he assisted Alf Engen with the ski school at Alta. After 10 years at Alta, Junior accepted the direc- tor's post at the ski school in Sugar Bowl, California, where he introduced the American Ski Technique to California and became one of the first American-born directors of a major western ski school. Powder skier extra ordinaire Junior Bounous As a young instructor at Sugar Bowl, well- known ski resort administrator Phil Jones remembered that "It was a real pleasant expe- rience to work for Junior. He was a special sort of guy. He and (his wife) Maxine would have enjoyable little parties at their house. To us Junior was kind of famous and a real good skier. He ran a great ski school with a great bunch of guys." In 1966, Junior returned to Utah to direct the ski school at Timphaven. In 1970, Ted Johnson, a friend from Junior's Alta days, asked Junior for help in laying out the runs at Snowbird. Later, Junior directed the ski school at Snowbird and in 1991 he was named as the director of skiing at the Little Cottonwood Canyon resort. As a competitor, Junior's easy going style and gentle manner were contradictory. Junior had Junior Bounous and Corev Engen no mercy on the competition in the nordic at the Utah State F&r combined events where he dominated region- In the early 1960s Junior helped write the al competition for nearly a decade. He also book on the American Ski Technique for the was a champion of the National Gelande Professional Ski Instructors of America Competition at Alta. (PSIA). He also served on the board of direc- tors and as president of PSIA - Intermountain. In 1991 he was named to the PSIA Hall of Fame and in 1993 to the Alta Hall of Fame. Junior Bounous- member, National Ski Hall of Fame; Recipient, Lowell Thomas Award; honoree, 1991 Utah Ski Archives Ski Affair for ski instruction. This year Junior Bounous will add another well-deserved jewel to his tiara. On October 21, Junior Bounous will become the 1999 recipient of the prestigious University of Utah Marriott Library Utah Ski Archives S.J. and J.E. Quinney Award for outstanding contribu- tions to skiing. The award is named after the late ski visionary and founder of Alta, Joe Quinney. Congratulations, Junior! UTAH SKI ARCHIVES TO HONOR JANET QUINNEY LAWSON In 1942 Janet Quinney was crowned Snow Queen of the University of Utah's Winter Festival, that included snow sculpture, dances and was highlighted by ski races at Alta. As Queen, Janet led the women's race on Rustler hill , a feat that was probably second nature for a woman who was practically raised at Alta. Janet began skiing when her father, Joe Quinney, became friends with then - renowned ski jumper Alf Engen. In Utah's pre-lift days, Janet would ski with her family in the Brighton area. But when Alta opened for the 1938-39 winter season, the Quinneys skied at the Little Cottonwood Canyon site from then on. Janet and her family have been active Alta skiers and supporters for Alta's entire 60 year existence. Janet remembers tagging along with her father and brother to Ecker Hill for jumping touma- ments where her brother, Dave, competed. Janet Quinney Lawson with her family Janet Quinney, teenaged competitor Janet enjoyed a successful competitive ski racing career. In the late 1930s and early 1940s she won many local races and placed in prestigious races such as the Harriman Cup at Sun Valley, the Roche Cup at Aspen and the Snow Cup at Alta. She was a top candi- date for the U.S. women's Olympic ski team had the 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games not been canceled due to World War II. When the idea of the Utah Ski Archives was born more than 10 years ago, Janet and the Quinney family immediately provided the initial grant to jumpstart the Ski Achives pro- gram. The Quinney family, in fact, has granted on-going support to help fund the ski history preservation mission of the Utah Ski Archives. From their inception, Janet has taken an active personal interest in the success of the Utah Ski Archives and the Alf Engen Ski Museum that will be housed in the Quinney Winter Sports Center. The Quinney family also provided the funds to begin construction of the facility, set for April of 2000. For many years Janet has provided leadership in matters concerning the preservation of the rich history of skiing in the Intermountain area and currently serves on the board of directors for Alta Ski Lifts Company. When it comes to achievements as a skier and for contributions to the preservation of skiing history in the Intermountain West, Janet Quinney Lawson is, indeed, still royalty. That's why on October 21, 1999 she will be honored at the University of Utah Marriott Library's Ski Archives Ski Affair. QUINNEY AND ENGEN-THEIR LEGACY LIVES Saturday, August 28, the Alf Engen Ski Museum came one step closer to reality. The site for the Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports, which will house the ski museum, was dedicated at the Winter Sports Park. Alan Engen, President of the Alf Engen Ski AESMF President, Alun Engen Museum Foundation, greeted the audience by quoting his father, ski legend Alf Engen, say- ing, "By golly, it's a great day in the Wasatch." Alan and members of the Ski Museum Foundation began nearly 10 years ago laying the groundwork for such a facility. Although little more than a dream at the time, the facili- ty envisioned was much more modest than the rendering presented to crowd gathered. When the doors open to the public in the sum- mer of 2002, the 29,000 square-foot Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports, named after ski pioneer and Alta founder, Joe Quinney, will be a facility that Engen said "will inform, entertain and inspire guests of Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier junior_bounous2.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, 1999
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall, 1999; 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 190199
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sb4531/190199