Suggested Reading List
Park City: Mountain of Treasure
Author: Larry Warren
Description: This winter Park City Mountain Resort celebrates its 40th anniversary. This book traces the evolution of its success as a world-class resort, a regular stop on the World Cup skiing circuit, and host of the famed Sundance Film Festival. The author opens with the story of Park City's colorful mining-camp days, profiling the entertaining local personalities of that era. It includes a fascinating pictorial record of Park City's last 130 years.
Ski & Snow Country: The Golden Years of Skiing in the West
Author: Ray Atkeson, Warren Miller
Description: The early, romantic days of skiing in the West, from the 1930s to the '50s, were a time of glamour and great excitement. Hollywood movie stars in the latest snow fashions shared chair lifts with the originators of "extreme" skiing. Skiers zoomed down the mountains with primitive equipment, relying on enthusiasm and their own brand of skill to take them successfully to the bottom. Otto Lang, Hannes Schneider, Errol Flynn, and dozens of other celebrities and even early Olympic athletes peppered these snowy slopes, having the time of their lives. Signed by Warren Miller.
That era of fun and elegance was captured on film by famed outdoor photographer Ray Atkeson and ski movie maker Warren Miller, who became friends in Squaw Valley in 1949. In this nostalgic tour of an earlier time, Miller reminisces about the places, people, and props that color the history of skiing in the West. His lively, firsthand account of the events that populate this unequaled photo collection is fascinating reading.
Ray Atkeson became a legend in his lifetime, taking over 40,000 photos of the pioneer years of skiing the West. Warren Miller has produced nearly five hundred sports films during his fifty-year career. He teaches skiing in Big Sky, Montana.
Hardcover, 120 pages
Stories In Stone : Park City, Utah ... Miners and Madams, Merchants and Murderers
Author: Colleen Adair Fliedner
Description: Discover the fascinating stories of some of the early pioneers of Park City, Utah!
Each year, hundreds of people walk through the silent rows of headstones at Park City and Glenwood Cemeteries. They read the inscriptions chiseled into the monuments and wonder who these people were, what their lives were like, and how they died. From Park City's most famous madman, to the one-armed sheriff, to the miner gunned down by "Black Jack Murphy," STORIES IN STONE brings to life more than 100 tales from the grave.
Complete with photographs, maps and grave locations, STORIES IN STONE is the perfect guidebook for those who wish to take a self-guided tour into Park City's past.
The Story of Modern Skiing
Author: John Fry
Description: John Fry, a renowned insider, discusses the ultimate history of skiing through the decades. This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated in just North America, about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author’s personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women’s World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing’s relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change.
Hardcover, 380 pages
JOHN FRY is the former editor-in-chief of SKI, America’s oldest ski magazine, and founding editor of the award-winning New York Times magazine Snow Country. His contributions to skiing include direct roles in launching the NASTAR (National Standard Ski Race) program, The Nations Cup of alpine ski racing, and the Graduated Length Method of teaching. Fry is a member of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and has received the International Skiing History Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has skied since childhood in North America and around the world.
Traveler's Guide to Great Ski Resorts: Rocky Mountains, featuring: AZ, ID,MT, NM, UT and WY
Author: Robert Dobbie
Description: When it comes to a great winter getaway, knowing where to go makes all the difference. For the best all around information on picture perfect skiing in the French Alps, check out this Guide. Complete with all of the necessary information including history, features, and locations of key resorts, this guide will help you get the most out of your precious time on the slopes.