Skiers boarding the "Skier Subway" - "The most unique mode of transportation in the world."

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Title Skiers boarding the "Skier Subway" - "The most unique mode of transportation in the world."
Photo Number P0401n03
Description Photo shows Skiers boarding the "Skier Subway" to reach the top of the ski runs via underground mines at Park City Ski Resort, mid-1960s
Keywords Ski Archives; Utah; Ski resorts; Park City; Ski lifts; Skiers
Subject Ski resorts--Utah--Park City--Photographs; Skiers--Photographs; Skis and skiing--Utah--Photographs
Additional Information The Silver Star Mine at Park City has a colorful history besides mining. It was used in 1964 and 1965 as the “Skier Subway”, likely one of the most unique ski lifts in the history of the sport. Skiers would enter into the mine in specially modified train cars that would take them three miles into the tunnel where an elevator (lift, in mine terms) would bring them to the surface and they would ski down. The tunnel was also used as a tourist attraction during the early 1970’s, much in the same way as the now-defunct Park City Silver Mine Adventure
Spatial Coverage Park City (Utah); Summit County (Utah)
Collection Number and Name P0401 Walker Wallace Photograph Collection
Relation is Part of Ski Archive
Date 1964; 1965
Textual Date 1964 or 1965
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission required for use in any form. Please contact the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s6rx9x98
ID 938954
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CONTENTdm URL http://cdmbuntu.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/UU_Photo_Archives/id/3620