40 years ago, in an act of self-preservation, long time ski school instructor Dan Steffen developed the Ski Interim program – a 4 week college course that taught college students from all across the country the Fundamentals of Skiing at the Park City Ski Resort.
For about 700-hundred dollars, student skiers could ski for half a day and spend the rest of the day in the classroom learning about the evolution of skiing as well as the science of avalanches AND get college credit.
The Park City Institute presents singer, songwriter and ukulele player Nellie McKai this weekend at the Eccles Center. She'll be accompanied by two-time Grammy award Turtle Island Quartet. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.
The genesis of the White Pine Nordic Touring Center came about when a couple of Park City Ski Resort instructors didn’t like the new rules that had been issued by then ski school director Stein Ericksen.
One winter, back in the 1970s, Al 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…