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Ski Affair 2018

The 2018 Ski Affair Spotlight to Highlight
Howard Peterson, Utah Avalanche Center/U. S. Forest Service

Little America Hotel 500 S. Main St.

Tuesday, October 30 6:00 PM

Behind all the glitz and glamor that accompanies Utah's thriving ski and snowboard landscape, two low profile entities quietly have gone about their duties keeping those bright amps aglow.


The Utah Avalanche Center/U.S. Forest Service, a U. S. Forest Service collaborative organization made up of a cadre of volunteers statewide, has worked tirelessly for decades to provide education, resources and avalanche safety to make backcountry safer and more predictable for skiers, hikers and snowboarders.
Howard Peterson, quiet and unassuming, was a driving force behind the establishment and nurturing of Soldier Hollow cross-country and biathlon track near Heber City, a venue that today is a thriving legacy of Utah's staging the acclaimed 2002 Olympic Winter Games. He also is former president of the U.S. Ski Team.


The center and Peterson will step out of the shadows and into spotlight Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the 28th edition of the Ski Affair, a fund-raising gala of the Ski Archives of the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library.
There officials from the Avalanche Center and U. S. Forest Service will receive the library's coveted History-Maker Award for its decades of life-saving snow/avalanche-borne safety efforts.


And that's where Peterson will receive the S. J. "Joe" Quinney Award for his long-standing contributions to skiing. The award's namesake was the late founder of Alta Ski Area and a prominent state legislator, lawyer and ski industry beneficiary.
Some 500 ski and snowboard enthusiasts will prime the pump in anticipation of the 2018-1019 ski/snowboard season at the Ski Affair at Salt Lake City's Little America Hotel.


Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, silent auction and cash bar. Dinner will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by the awards ceremonies.


Another highlight of at the gala will find two lucky attendees each win Rossignol ski gear packages (skis, boots, bindings and poles, valued at $5,500), and Park City Snow Cat excursions for two via an opportunity drawing at $20 per ducat.


In addition, the Sue Raemer Award will be presented to one of the 33-member volunteer board of the Ski Affair, chaired by Barbara Yamada. The award is named after a co-founder of the Ski Archives, which today rank among the largest such collections in the country.


Reservations are due by October 19th. $75 per person, $1500 reserved table for 10

Online Reservations: http://tinyurl.com/marriottlibrary-ski

Contact: Judy Jarrow Judy.jarrow@utah.edu or call 801-581-3421.
Mike Korologos, ed.

Judith F. Jarrow, PhD
Program Manager
Special Collections
J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 S. 1500 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
Judy.jarrow@utah.edu
801-581-3421

 Last Modified 9/26/18