Quinney and Engen-Their Legacy Lives (continued)Utah Ski Archives Newsletter An Olympic Downhill Course is Born; Archives Gain Two Collections

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6sb4531
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190227
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sb4531

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Title Quinney and Engen-Their Legacy Lives (continued)Utah Ski Archives Newsletter An Olympic Downhill Course is Born; Archives Gain Two Collections
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description 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, Alan 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 all ages from around the world." Ute Indian Tribe elder Clifford Duncan, attired in full ceremonial dress, spoke of the many Ute bands that inhabited the area his- torically, then offered a dedicatory prayer in his native language. Representing the Quinney family that has provided the lead gift that makes the facility possible, David Quinney, grandson of Joe Quinney, said that if Alf Engen and Joe Quinney were alive "they may have been reluctant to have such a facility named after them but they would have approved of the building's mission to preserve skiing's legacy." A large billboard sign displaying a rendering of the building was unveiled by Alf's widow, Evelyn, and Janet Quinney Lawson, Joe's daughter. The Center, in addition to the Alf Engen Ski Museum, will house a 2002 Olympic Winter Games Gallery, a multi-pur- pose auditorium, gift shop, cafe, interactive exhibits and a research facility. Included in the building, designed by Edward Daniels Architects, are observation decks that will facilitate views of the nearby aerial training pool and nordic jumps. Also participating on the program were Robert Garff, Chair of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Peggy Mcdonough- Jan of Edwards Daniels Architects; Randy Dryer, chair of the Utah Athletic Foundation; and Randy Montgomery, executive director for the facility. Construction on the center will begin in April of 2000. Shortly after its completion in the summer of 2001, the building will be used as a print media sub-center for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, in a gesture that will save the Salt Lake Organizing Committee hundreds of thousands of dollars. When open to the public in the summer of 2002, the Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports will be more than just a place for ski memorabilia. It will be a skiing community cultural center celebrating and preserving the heritage of skiing. AN OLYMPIC DOWNHILL COURSE Is BORN Ski legend Corey Engen was there. So was one-time NCAA skiing national champion Jim Gaddis. Former Colorado University ski coach-turned TV commentator Bob Beattie participated. So did one-time top caliber ski- ing competitors Darm Penny, Bill Shorter and Karen Korfanta. Former Snowbasin ski school director and ski coach Earl Miller took part, with wife Gladys by his side. Bill Marolt, the former Colorado U. ski great and later athletic director there who now is president of the U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association, was on hand. Ditto for one-time ski competitor-turned banker- turned Olympic Games booster, Spence Eccles. The boss of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games, Mitt Romney, was there too. addressed as "grandfather" of the resort. Ogden area supporters and former ski racers held lengths of red ribbon, which was snipped by Holding and his wife, Carol, to seal the dedica- tion. Setting the scene was Switzerland's Bernard Russi, the 1972 downhill Olympic gold win- ner-turned ski course designer. And Earl Holding, the one-time apartment building handyman-turned millionaire hotel-oil-resort mogul, was there. As Snowbasin owner, he provided the scene. Holding told the gathered crowd that when he bought Snowbasin 14 years ago, he was told that the U.S. Forest Service, which owns much of the land on which the resort rests, had made the area its top priority for develop- ment. He promised to make it one of the world's great ski mountains. That fact likely will be certified Feb. 9,2002, with the open- ing competition of the XIX Olympic Winter Games. Kent Matthews, Pete Miller, Bob Chambers, Alan Miller, Cortney Skinner, Dwayne Manful, Joe Brewer, Ray Nye, Ross Rogler, Scott Layton, Bernie Weingardt, Bob Beck, Weber County Commissioners Camile Cain and Ken Bischoff, along with Gray Reynolds, and Robert Garff wore VIP<descri>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
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier quinney_and2.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 3
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sb4531/190200