The second longest tenured employee at Park City Mountain Resort is Clark Parkinson.
Parkinson - who worked in school school for 46 seasons - retired in 2009. His record at the resort is only surpassed by Keith Bates who worked for 50 seasons before passing away this fall. Parkinson taught hundreds - perhaps thousands - of lessons as well as teaching his own children and 7 grandchildren to ski. In this week's Park City Story, he takes a look back at that lengthy career and the changes in teaching techniques, ski shape and snow making...
Did you know at one time, Park City’s most distinguished landmark was a building, and not the mountains?
This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.
The local landmark known as the Coalition Building was the lower terminal of the Silver King Mining Company’s aerial tramway. It was located on Park Avenue, north, or downhill, of the Kimball Art Center.
There aren’t many people living in Park City these days who can say they have skied every season at Park City Mountain Resort. One of them is Tom Clyde – who grew up in Salt Lake City, but now calls Woodland home. Clyde was just a kid when the Park City resort opened December 21st 1963 and in this week’s Park City Story he looks back at what Park City was like some 50 years ago…
Did you know Park City had its own soda pop for almost 70 years?
This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.
The McPolin’s Park City Bottling Works bottled and distributed soda from 1898 to 1965. Located on the corner of 13th and Park Avenue, many old time Parkites still remember the soda concocted within its walls.
Park City’s new mayor Jack Thomas has deep roots in Park City. His grandparents were married here and he starting coming up to stay at his Great Aunt Mame’s house at 39 King Road in the 1950s’. As a lifelong skier, he used to ski race in high school and participated in the Knudson Cup. In this week’s Park City Story, Thomas takes a look back at his last ski race he competed in.