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Alf Engen, Wheaties and the 1936 Winter Olympics
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Alf Engen, Wheaties and the 1936 Winter Olympics

| 0 Comments | January 27th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


But world champion Alf Engen was banned from competing in the 1936 Olympics because of a Wheaties cereal box. It was just the fourth time that countries faced off against each other in wintertime Olympics. Competition included just four sports: bobsleigh, ice hockey, skating, and skiing. Twenty-eight countries sent their best athletes to the IV Olympic Winter Games. As background, Engen came from Norway to the United States in the 1920s and he played professional soccer. By the 1930s, he was acclaimed for his ski jumping feats, he joined a ski jumping team, and he soon won 16 national ski jumping titles. Many of his jumps set world records. He also won national titles in all four ski disciplines: ski jumping, cross country, downhill and slalom skiing.

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Posted in: #AltaHistory


November Update from Alta's GM
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November Update from Alta's GM

| November 18th, 2017 | By Mike Maughan


Friendships are renewed, summer experiences are shared, policies, procedures and practices are reviewed, lifts and equipment that has been idle during the summer months is fired up tested and fine-tuned, weather forecasts are watched with renewed interest and dreams of skiing the “Greatest Snow on Earth” TM come with more frequency. We currently have a base of 20” of snow at mid-mountain, with snow forecasted mid-week. 

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Posted in: #AltaNews


 Conservation and Recreation: What Alta is Doing to Remain a World-Class Ski Destination
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Conservation and Recreation: What Alta is Doing to Remain a World-Class Ski Destination

| 0 Comments | September 5th, 2017 | By Connie Marshall


In 2008, Alta’s move to sustainability led to the creation of the Alta Environmental Center (AEC), which focuses on making the ski area a better steward of its lands. The center adopted a mission of sustainability and to "protect and improve the well-being of Alta’s environment, ski industry, and community."

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Posted in: #Environment


My Experience as a Keely's Camp for Girls Coach
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My Experience as a Keely's Camp for Girls Coach

| August 23rd, 2017 | By Guest Blogger


When the campers arrive at Keely’s Camp for Girls, they are quiet and unsure of what to expect.  Parents’ drop their girls off at the Mazama hiking lodge in the forest above Government Camp, Oregon.  As a coach, my job is to greet the new campers and coax them away from the comfort of their parent’s car and into the jungle that is the thirty girl bunkroom where the campers will be spending the week.  “Get settled,” I tell them.  “Dinner at 6:00pm and camp meeting directly after.”

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Posted in: #Tips


Message From Alta's GM, Mike Maughan
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Message From Alta's GM, Mike Maughan

| July 11th, 2017 | By Guest Blogger


For those who don't know, I became Alta's fourth GM and President in early June. I began at Alta in 1990 and was tasked with moving accounting in-house and creating Alta's IT department. Eventually I became the CFO and have been part of the management team of the ski area for many years.  The past 27 years have deepened my understanding and love of Alta, its culture and the people who live, work and visit this special place.  

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Posted in: #AltaNews


On The Lift With Claire Smallwood
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On The Lift With Claire Smallwood

| April 9th, 2017 | By Adam Fehr


While the snow and terrain steal the show, the people and personalities that call Alta home are just as memorable. On The Lift With aims to introduce you to those people and what makes them tick.

In this episode we sit down with special guest Claire Smallwood, former competitive skier, current chef extraordinaire, and founder of the SheJumps organization which aims to get women and girls involved in winter sports.

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Posted in: #PeopleOfAlta


On The Lift With Joe Johnson
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On The Lift With Joe Johnson

| March 17th, 2017 | By Adam Fehr


While the snow and terrain steal the show, the people and personalities that call Alta home are just as memorable. On The Lift With aims to introduce you to those people and what makes them tick.

This week, we flipped the script and took a seat with former Alta digital marketing guy Joe Johnson (seen in just about every other episode) and see what he's been up to.

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Posted in: #PeopleOfAlta


How to Have the Ultimate Ski Weekend at Alta
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How to Have the Ultimate Ski Weekend at Alta

| March 1st, 2017 | By Adam Fehr


The Alta Ski Area near Salt Lake City, Utah, is world-renowned for bountiful, fluffy powder and home to some of the West’s most iconic runs. Here's how to make the most of your ski getaway there.Sunnyside turns mountain Dipsy Doodle avalanche edge, christie Mambo freeride.

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The Hour of Power
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The Hour of Power

| 0 Comments | December 26th, 2016 | By Adam Fehr


There are so many aspects of life that prevent us from enjoying the simple thrill of skiing, but that's before some wise Alta skiers showed me how to make the most of an hour-long afternoon at Altasomething the locals call the Hour of Power!

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Posted in: #Tips


The Keepers of the Land
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The Keepers of the Land

| 0 Comments | September 27th, 2016 | By Adam Fehr


The Alta Environmental Center (AEC) is sort of an unsung hero in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Whenever a modification to the land is made at Alta Ski Area, whether it be laying new infrastructure, installing new equipment, or any recreational action that disrupts the land, equal efforts are put right back in. Whatever gets taken out must be replaced, and that’s a lot more work than it sounds.

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Posted in: #Environment


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