Skiers in Spiro Tunnel.

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Title Skiers in Spiro Tunnel.
Photo Number P0400n08
Description Photo of skiers in the interior of Park City's Silver Star or Spiro Mine. In the mid-1960s, being transported through and up the mountain
Keywords Ski Archives; Utah; Park City; Ski lifts; Mining; Skiers; Ski subway; Spiro Tunnel
Subject Ski resorts--Utah--Park City--Photographs; Skiers--Photographs; Mines and mineral resources--Utah--Park City--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 P0400 Thaynes Shaft Photograph Collection
Collection Name Thaynes Shaft
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
Donated By/Purchased From Carol Edwards, USGA, Denver, CO
Type Image
ARK ark:/87278/s64t73m0
Setname uum_map_usa
Date Created 2004-07-26
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 939013
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