Park City Stories - John Vrabel

Jan 24, 2014

John Vrabel
Credit John Vrabel

With not a flake of snow for more than two weeks, it’s hard to imagine the winter of 1968-69 when Park City needed the help of the National Guard to remove snow from Main Street and the staff of Park City Mountain Resort spent days digging out to open back up for skiing.  In 1968, when John Vrabel got out of boot camp – he came home to Park City and  didn’t sign up for winter quarter at the University of Utah. 

Instead, he  started to teach skiing full time at Park City Resort.  But with 18 full time instructors ahead of him, there wasn’t a lot of work back then.  In this week’s Park City Story, he remembers the winter it didn’t stop snowing…