Did you know Park City’s first ski resort was actually started by two ski buddies?
This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.
“Snow Park”, as the resort was called, was built in the summer of 1946 where lower Deer Valley Resort is today and was named after the local ski club. The founders were two friends, Otto Carpenter and Bob Burns.
The original lift, called the Ottobahn, was a T-bar. When the T-bars were unoccupied, they would drag in the snow, get caught and start pulling down the lift.
Today we talked with Clive Thompson, contributing writer to Wired and NY Times Magazine and also one of the people chosen to test the Google Glass. He’ll tell us about that and also talk about his new book called “Smarter Than You Think, How Technology is Changing our Minds for The Better." Then Daniel Leiberman, head of the evolutionary biology department at Harvard., speaks about his book: "The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease."