Critically acclaimed filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg brings his unique art - time lapse photography - to the Eccles Center this Friday. He shares nature's beauty by capturing what only e can on film in a presentation called, "Saving our Planet: Nature's Mysteries Revealed Through the Lens." KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.
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.
Do you know what special role certain immigrants from Michigan played in Park City’s history?
This is Mark Eaton with your Park City History Bit.
In 1873, four entrepreneurs from Grand Haven, Michigan – Edward Ferry, David McLaughlin, J. W. Mason and Frederick Nims – arrived in Park City and incorporated the Marsac Silver Mining Company. Edward Ferry purchased the Flagstaff Mine for $50,000, and it became their first holding.
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.
Did you know you once were able to get to Park City’s ski trails by subway?
This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.
Two years after ski slopes opened in 1963 at Treasure Mountains Resort, now Park City Mountain Resort, a Skier's Subway was used to transport skiers nearly two-and-a-half miles into the mountain, through the pitch-black Spiro Tunnel.