In its first public introduction of Vail Resorts to Park City, the company's Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz says he's thrilled to have added Utah to the company's assets. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
The first guest is Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, School of Computing at University of Utah. Fusing advanced computing and visualization with biomedicine has earned Chris a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. Then, David Epstein, author of "The Sports Gene:Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance.
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.