After working in Vail, Jim Tedford moved to Alta to help Jim McConkey build the Alta Lodge in the early 1960's. McConkey was then hired as the new ski patrol director of the soon to open Treasure Mountains ski resort and Tedford found his way to Park City in October 1863 to work on the ski patrol.
In this week's Park City story, Tedford recalls that opening season as well as Park City's all important apres ski opportunities in the early 60's.
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.