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.
KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher starts a new series of local stories for this winter.
To celebrate Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary, KPCW created an audio anthology – filled with local stories.
We'll be sharing your yarns about yard sales, anecdotes around America’s Open, features about first chairs or first runs and vignettes about virgin ski trails.If it happened at Park City Mountain Resort over the last 50 years, we've heard – and recorded – it. Starting Friday, December 6 during the morning news with Leslie Thatcher.
As we've reported, a court fight the last year and a half has focused on whether the Park City Mountain Resort has a continued valid lease of 3700 acres of its ski mountain. In the meantime, the Mountain Resort has continued to use the ski terrain, while rent payments to the landlord, Talisker, have been refused. In its recent court filing, Talisker gave some further details about the rent dispute. Rick Brough has more.