For more than 30 years now, a group of women – who love to ski and aren’t afraid to ski the deep and the steep - meet every Tuesday morning. It used to be at the Cookie Bear– now it’s outside Kristi’s Coffee. In this week’s Park City Story, three of those women who have been regulars, Francine Valline, Kathy Kahn and Carol Agle revel in the fun, adventure and rule breaking they’ve had over the years.
The latest ruling from Third District Court is a mixed bag for the two sides in the Park City ski resort fight, as Judge Ryan Harris ruled in part for the Park City Mountain Resort and partly for Talisker - the landlord for the bulk of the Mountain Resort's ski hill. Favoring Talisker, the judge refused to throw out its claim that the Mountain Resort is unlawfully in possession of the ski mountain, and is subject to eviction. Talisker can continue to litigate that allegation.
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...
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…
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.
For the second time in recent months, the judge presiding over Park City's ski resort court battle has reviewed internal documents from Park City Mountain Resort, and determined they are priviledged and confidential. That mean they can't be disclosed to attorneys for Talisker.
In the meantime, though, Talisker has made a different request for records from Park City Mountain. The issue will be argued before the court Monday morning. Rick Brough has more.
In spite of the millions of dollars poured into marketing the Park City ski experience, the world really starting taking Utah serious when it began hosting World Cup ski races. The first one was in March of 1985.
The worldwide television coverage - better than any two page spread in a ski magazine could do - showed off Utah's snow and scenery, eventually landing the state the 2002 Olympics. Much of that success can be attributed to Craig Badami – or CB – who was hell bent on bringing the World Cup to town.
Karen Korfanta was a Junior National Champion ski racer in the 1960s and went on to compete for the University of Utah race team. She was later named to the US Ski Team and a member of the 1968 US Olympic Ski Team.