Did you know the “King of Denmark’s” saloon helped Park City recover from the Great Fire of 1898?
This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.
George Wanning was born around 1859 in Denmark, arriving in Park City in the late 1870s. Wanning helped build the town, but what might have been his most significant mark on local history was his saloon.
Did you remember how you used to get up the ski hill?
This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.
When Treasure Mountains Resort (now Park City Mountain Resort) opened in 1963, it featured the Prospector double chairlift, two J-bars and a two-and-a-half-mile aerial tramway, said to be the longest in North America. A four-passenger gondola from the resort base to the top of Pinion Ridge quickly became a popular attraction.
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.