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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 2005 (Autumn), no. 24
Creator Friends of the Utah 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 2005 Ski Affair to Honor 13 Racers, Janet Lawson; S.J. Quinney Award for Outstanding Contributions to Skiing
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Mike Korologos
Date 2005-10
Type Text
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Source Printed newsletter
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2006, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 2005, No. 24
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Kenning Arlitsch; Chris Anderson
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Description Marvin (Marv) Melville Marv Melville and his father, Alton, took up skiing in 1946. Both pursued their ski interests through the Salt Lake Ski Club, where Marv began winning numerous junior events. He competed for Granite High School in Salt Lake City from 1950 to 1953. In 1952, he was one of four boys selected to represent Utah at American Legion races in Sun Valley. Winning the slalom there stimulated his interest in competitive skiing. He began the 1955 season winning the prestigious Snow Cup at Alta. With top finishes in the NCAA, Olympic Trials and Harriman Cup, Marv was selected as a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic Team in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. That summer he was clocked at 92 mph through the speed trap while training in Portillo, Chile. He finished a very successful fourth in the downhill in St. Moritz, Switzerland. After a severely broken leg requiring several operations and a lengthy recovery, Marv earned a position on the 1958 National Federation of Skiing World Championship Team in Badgastein, Austria, finishing 38th in Giant Slalom and 19th in Downhill. Marv Melville Along with two other ski enthusiasts, he organized the Alpine Training School in I960 for junior racers in Salt Lake City. He coached the University of Utah Ski Team from 1963 to 1966 when they finished second in the NCAA with only half the number of skiers as the other teams. At least four members became Olympic skiers. In 1964, he coached the women's ski team for the Olympic Games in Innsbruck. He was a member of the NCAA Skiing Rules Committee and chair of the U.S. Ski Association's Alpine Competitions Committee. Marv took several years off from competitive skiing to spend time with his family, but resumed competition on the Masters circuit in 1988. He has served as chair of the U.S. Ski Association's National Alpine Master Committee and was inducted in the Utah Sports and U. of U's Crimson Club halls of fame. -^ Mack Miller Mack Miller was born in Salt Lake City in 1931. His ski career is a right-place-at-the-right-time story. From the start he learned to ski from the great coaches. Mack started competing in Alpine in McCall, Idaho in 1946 under Bill Brown of Vail fame. Three years later, he Mack Miller was the 1949 National Junior Downhill and Combined champion. While attending Western State College of Colorado, he met Sven Wiik and began crosscountry skiing. Although he raced all four events in every meet for four years, he excelled at cross-country and participated in the 1956 and I960 Olympic Games. At the 1958 FIS, he had his best showing with a 17th place in the 50 kilometer at Squaw Valley. According to Mack, "that's no gold medal, but it was an American best at that time." At Squaw Valley, he beat at least one skier from every country in the world. After moving to Rumford, Maine, where he taught and coached a high school ski team, he returned to McCall in 1965 and continued teaching and coaching until 1986. Skate skiing opened up new challenges for Mack, and he still participates in the senior circuit and the Boulder Mountain Tour, enjoying every moment of a race. He lives in Donnelly, Idaho on a family ranch with his wife, Rita, 40 pair of cows and calves, and one cat. -^ Ray Miller Ray, an Ogden, Utah native, began skiing at the age of 3 Vi and was the Intermountain Division Junior Racer of the year in 1963 and 1964. From 1964-1967 he was the division's Junior and Senior Racer of the Year. He competed in the Junior Nationals when he was 13 and placed second in that event's giant slalom in 1965 and won that event in 1966. He won first place in the Elite Senior A division of the Snow Cup in 1965-1967 and placed third in the 1966 and 1968 Lowell Thomas Classic. From 1966 to 1968, he was a member of the U.S. Ski Team and was the NCAA Big Sky Conference Racer of the Year in 1968 and 1969. Ray placed second in the NCAA downhill in Ray Miller 1969, the same year he was named an NCAA Ail-American. He was general manager of Nordic Valley Ski Area from 1982 to 1988 and became head coach of the Snow Basin Ski Education Foundation in 1988, a position he still holds. ^ Dick Mitchell Learning to ski at age 11 by watching others had one draw back for Ogden, Utah native, Dick Mitchell: he only learned how to make right turns. After a stint at Ogden's Weber State College, he became a member of the University of Utah ski team finishing second in the NCAA Page 4
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