Special Series
7:04 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Park City Stories - Susan Badami

L-R: Tamara McKinney, Craig "CB" Badami, Tori Pillinger, Eva Twardokens
Credit Park City Museum

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.  

Susan Badami
Credit Leslie Thatcher

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. 

In this week’s Park City story, his former wife Susan Badami recalls what it took to get that first race here.