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.
Following the award of a half-million dollars and volunteer help to Summit County nonprofit organizations Wednesday night, the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Vail Resorts, the new operator of Canyons, Rob Katz, addressed the invited crowd. After expressing his disappointment that Vail Resorts couldn't host this year's Park City Road Tour group due to the Boulder flooding, he's hopeful they will visit next summer. In the meantime, he joked he'll be lobbying the editors of Outside Magazine to see if Boulder could be named as the Best Outdoor Town. Katz then went on to talk about who
At a reception last night, Vail Resorts and Canyons Resorts handed out more than $500,000 in checks and committed more than a thousand hours of paid employee time to 10 Park City non-profit organizations. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.