Skiing in Utah: A History
Published by Alexis Kelner, 1980
By Alexis Kelner
Skiing in Utah: A History is a study of skiing in Utah from early days when it was essentially a form of transportation to the late 1970’s and the advent of ski resorts as embodied by Snowbird. The book covers various topics including ski jumping, avalanche prediction and control. It deals with specific ski areas including Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Park City and Snowbird. “In many ways the ski history of Park City and Snowbird illustrates the sport’s transition from avocation to industry.” Alpine ski racing and ski instruction are not covered in the book, the author postponing those topics to a later edition.
This book is out-of-print and so will be hard to find. As of this writing you will find one copy at the Salt Lake City Library. You may also find a rare copy at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City, or through Amazon.com. Skiing in Utah: A History is a treasure and is worth seeking out.