First Tracks: A Century of Skiing in Utah

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From old-time flipflop skis to modern-day snowboards, from miners to Olympians, from Park City to Snowbasin—Alan Engen and Gregory Thompson captur the rich legacy of skiing in Utah's indomitable Wasatch Mountain Range.

"Winter sport had reach the masses, and tiny mom-and-pop ski areas sprouted alongside the major resorts of the Wasatch Front. The fervor of the early pioneers—the miners, Alf Engen, the Rasmussen brothers—spread to thousands of Utahns, who began promoting their home as the King of Winter Sports. ...

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From old-time flipflop skis to modern-day snowboards, from miners to Olympians, from Park City to Snowbasin—Alan Engen and Gregory Thompson captur the rich legacy of skiing in Utah's indomitable Wasatch Mountain Range.

"Winter sport had reach the masses, and tiny mom-and-pop ski areas sprouted alongside the major resorts of the Wasatch Front. The fervor of the early pioneers—the miners, Alf Engen, the Rasmussen brothers—spread to thousands of Utahns, who began promoting their home as the King of Winter Sports. The craze for skiing had matured into a deep-rooted respect for the canyons, ridgelines, and fields that harbor alpine and cross-country skiers alike, bringing people together in recreation and competition. Why shouldn't the world share sucha magnificent place?

—Mitt Romney

President and CEO

Salt Lake Organizing Committee,

Olympic Winter Games of 2002

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It makes sense that the author of For the Love of Skiing would be the first to produce a history of skiing in the Beehive State, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586850784
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/19/2001
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 10.75 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan K. Engen is the author of the award-winning book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History. He is also the chairman and president of the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, chairman and president of the Alta Historical Society, and board member of the International Skiing History Association. Currently he is the Director of Skiing at Atla, UTah and has been affiliated with the Professional Ski Instructors of America for more than forty years. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Gregory C. Thompson, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections and an adjunct assistant professor of history. In the 1980's, he cofounded the Marriott Library's Utah Ski Archives Program. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Mitt Romney, President and CEo, Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Olympic Winter Games of 2002

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Epilogue.

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Introduction

Skiing—a sport enjoyed by scores of people worldwide and a major contributor to Utah's economy. Estimates indicate that over the last decade of the twentieth centruy, skiing contributed approximately $500 million annually in direct revenue to Utah's economy through purchases for lodging, lifts, ski lessons, transportation, foo, clothing, ski equipment, and other ski-related items. According to the "1999-2000 Utah Skier Survey" prepared by Wikstrom Economic & Planning Consultants, "The estimated direct spending during the 1999-2000 ski season reached $740 million, with additional indirect impacs of roughly $436 million in increased earnings." But it has not always been that way.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication

Foreword by Mitt Romney

Foreword by Ted Wilson

Preface

Introduction

A Chronology of Utah Skiing (1920-2001)

The Year 2001: Looking Ahead

The Early Years: From Silver Ore to White Gold

The Glory Years: From Barnstorming to Ski Flying

The Development Years: From Ski Pioneers to Ski Legends

The Competitive Years: From Snow Sliding to Freestyling

The Year 2001: Looking Back

Epilogue by Mike Korologos

Appendix

Bibliography

Credits for Photographs and Images

Index

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