Kent Hoopengarner, Snowbird, Uah: an interview by Joseph Arave
No.358, Kent Hoopengarner, interview by Joseph Arave
Arave, Joe (Andrew Joseph), 1957-2012; Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center
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Transcript (63 pages) of interview by Joseph Arave withKent Hoopengarner of Snowbird, Utah on January 15 and 24, 1992. This interview is no. 358 in the Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project, and tape nos. 1451 and 1452
Kent Hoopengarner tells about his involvement with skiing: boyhood in Glenwood Springs and Aspen, Colorado; high school in Napa, California; working at Alta, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming; association with Ted Johnson and the development of Snowbird, Utah. Of particular interest are Hoopengarner's thoughts on the potential and limitations of Little Cottonwood Canyon as a destination ski area, and a mid-1970s trip he made to Teheran, Iran. Interviewer: Joe Arave