David Hanscom, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg, 19 September 2007

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Title David Hanscom, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Erik Solberg, 19 September 2007
Alternative Title No.483 David Hanscom
Creator Hanscom, David, 1941-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Solberg, Erik
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2007-09-19
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Town of Rumford, Oxford County, Maine, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/4977135/ ; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5780993/
Subject Hanscom, David, 1941- --Interviews; Skiers--Utah--Biography; Skis and skiing--Utah--History; Ski resorts-Utah--History; Outdoor recreation--Utah
Description Transcript (48 pages) of interview by Erik Solberg with David Hanscom on September 19, 2007
Abstract Hanscom (b. 1941) grew up in Rumford, Maine. His father introduced him to skiing at an early age and he skied for his high school ski team. He skied the Nordic Combined events, which were comprised of combined scores from cross country skiing and ski jumping. He talks about older equipment, such as pine-tar cross country skis, and skis that had no camber and just dragged. He went to Middlebury College prior to coming to Utah in 1970. Hanscom talks about skiing with the Wasatch Mountain Club, avalanches, and his relationship with Alexis Kelner, which resulted in the publication of a ski touring guide entitled ""Wasatch Tours."" Other topics include avalanche awareness and safety, preparation for the 1985 Salt Lake City Olympic bid, and bringing activities like the World Cup Skiing and World Cup Cross Country to Utah. David speaks about the political nature of the committees, and the people involved. He describes the ‘Little Dell' site discussions and the eventual rejection as the proposed site for the Winter Games cross country and biathlon events. David was also concerned about the ‘legacy' of the choice and the selection of a permanent site was at Wasatch Mountain State Park, which was called Soldier Hollow. The interview concludes with a review of the technological improvement of ski gear from wood skis with leather boots and toe clip bindings, to engineered metal skis and plastic boots with specialized bindings for telemark skiing. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewed by David Hanscom
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Ski Archive; Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller; Carolyn Call
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6709js1
Topic Skiers; Skis and skiing; Ski resorts; Outdoor recreation
Setname uum_elc
ID 798863
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6709js1