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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 2008 (Autumn), no. 27
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 2008 Ski Affair--University of Utah Ski Team: 60 Years, 11 National Titles; Karen Korfanta to Receive the 2008 Quinney Award; Clark and Ann Parkinson--Honorary Chairs of the 2008 Ski Affair; John Durham Receives the 2007 Raemer Award
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Date 2008-10
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 2010, 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 2008, No. 27
Scanning Technician Jason Vancott
Metadata Cataloger Jake Trauscht; Chris Anderson
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Date Created 2010-03-15
Date Modified 2015-12-11
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6c53k52

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Description and 1964. In 1963 she was the giant slalom champion, the same year that she won the slalom in the U.S. Junior National Championships and was named the division's Junior Girl Racer of the Year. She won the senior title the following year. After graduating from Pinedale High School in 1963, Karen enrolled in the University of Utah in 1965 and joined the University of Utah ski team and represented the U at the World University Games in Sestriere, Italy in 1966, placing sixth in the downhill and eighth in the giant slalom. She placed third in the downhill in the Canadian Nationals in 1966, the same year she won the giant slalom at the Far West Kandahar. Karen placed second in the special slalom at the World University Games in Finland in 1970. Karen was a member of the U. S. National Alpine Team in 1967-70, selected as member of the U. S. Olympic Team in 1968 and a member of the U.S. FIS university teams in 1966 and 1970. Karen retired from active ski racing in 1971 and joined the U. S. Ski Team's alpine coaching staff as the Program Coordinator for the men's and women's alpine ski program. In 1973 she joined Willy Schaeffler as Assistant Director at the newly established U.S. Ski Team National Training Center in Park City, Utah. From 1975 to 1978 she was the Assistant Alpine Director for the U. S. Ski Team. She became an FIS technical delegate in 1977. In 1986 The Park City Mountain Resort hired Karen to fill a newly created position as race department manager. From that point on the resort went on to make American ski and snowboard racing history in hosting international ski and snowboard races, including the inaugural America's Opening World Cup races. Park City Mountain Resort was the host for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games alpine men's and women's giant slalom ski races and all of the snowboard events for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Karen Korfonta Karen served as the chairman of the organizing committee for America's opening World Cup races held at Park City Mountain Resort from 1990 to 2003, the last year the international event was held in Park City. From 1998 to 2002 she served as sports manager of the alpine giant slalom, the snowboard half pipe and the parallel giant slalom venues for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Karen continued to be involved in international ski racing. She has been the United States Ski Association (USSA) North American Coordinator (NORAM) since 2007 and has been on the USSA's NORAM sub committee since 2006. The FIS has a subcommittee for ladies alpine skiing which supervises and studies international alpine competition for women. In 1990 Karen was appointed to this prestigious and important international ski racing committee and in May 2008, as a testament to the respect the international ski racing officialdom has for Karen, she was appointed the committee chairman. This coming winter, Karen will begin her 22nd consecutive year as race department manager for the Park City Mountain Resort. Although the ski area no longer hosts the America's Opening World cup races, international snowboard events will continue to be held under Karen's overall supervision. She continues to be responsible for providing a racing environment for the recreational skier as well as masters and junior ski racers at the resort.
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Newsletter Date AC_Fall 2008, no 27; Page 3
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2010-03-15
Date Modified 2010-03-15
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6c53k52/190294