Arts & Culture
12:17 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Park City Stories - Al Davis

Nordic instructor Liv Simonsen is the woman in the white striped sweater behind Stein Ericksen.
Credit Ken Perkins

Al Davis got involved in the early years of the White Pine Nordic Touring Center when he didn’t like the new rules that had been issued by the Park City Ski Area's then ski school director Stein Eriksen.

One winter, back in the mid-1970s, Davis – who had taught plenty of ski lessons but had never been on Nordic skis before - only had to take one thrilling ride down Thaynes Canyon to give up his locked down heel bindings in favor of three pinning.  In this week’s Park City Story, produced and edited by KPCW's Leslie Thatcher, Al Davis remembers that fateful ski tour…

Al Davis skiing in Norway
Credit Julie D'Amore