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Skiing In Utah - A Photo Exhibit

Skiing In Utah - A Photo Exhibit

The following photos are taken from various collections in Marriott Library's photo archives.

Utah has a long history of skiing, beginning as basic transportation and developing to today's multi-million dollar recreation industry. The generally dry climate of Utah produces some of the "best snow on earth," and this resource is fully utilized. In the early mining camps of Alta and Park City, skis were used to deliver the mail or just to get around in the winter. By the 1930s, national ski jump competitions were being held at Ecker Hill, just outside Salt Lake City. Alta became Utah's first ski resort in 1940, and others, including Brighton, Park City, Solitude, Snow Basin, and Snowbird followed as skiing became a national pastime. Utah has recently been chosen as the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, taking the sport of skiing into the next century. 

Ski Video clips! 


For more information on the collections in this exhibit, see the Utah Ski Archives Guide or contact the Multimedia Archivist.

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    Alf Engen, Utah ski pioneer, at Alta) 
    [ALTA, UTAH Collection, P0371

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    (Ski racing at Snow Basin, 1930s) 
    [SNOW BASIN SKI AREA Collection, P0374]

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    (Corey Engen, Director of Snow Basin Ski School, 1930s) 
    [SNOW BASIN SKI AREA Collection, P0374]

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    (An early ski lift) 
    [SNOW BASIN SKI AREA Collection, P0374]

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    (Skiers unloading at Snow Basin, 1946) 
    [EARL MILLER Collection, P0375]

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    (Brighton Ski Area parking lot, 1950s) 
    [RUTH PEARY Collection, P0377]

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    (Claudette Colbert, Hollywood movie star, at Alta, 1940) 
    [RUTH PEARY Collection, P0377]

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    (Alf Engen jumping at Ecker Hill) 
    [RUTH PEARY Collection, P0377]

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    (Ski jumping at Ecker Hill, March 1947) 
    [SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Collection, P0378]

Roy Webb, Photo Archivist;  roy.webb@utah.edu
 Last Modified 9/3/14