This is a historical timeline of Ski Racing in Park City Utah. Enjoy.
Al Hansen forms the Alpine Training School to foster skiing talent in Salt Lake City youth.
Former NCAA All American Jim Gaddis formed GTO to train Salt Lake Area youth in Ski Racing
Night training on Payday - Matt Alvarez with Johnny Carpenter, Larry Carpenter, Roxanne Toly, Louie Latham, Mike Watts, Jan Watts, Tommy Mawhinny
Based on Matt's experiences in Steamboat Springs, and a desire to introduce PC kids to ski racing
Formed by Bud Temple and Gary Ewing in association with the Park City Ski School to promote racing among junior athletes from Salt Lake City and Park City
Bruce Morse is given permission by the Park City Ski Resort to begin race training for 20 Junior athletes.
*Date approximate as it was ski season 73/74
In the summer of 1974 the alpine portion of the US Ski Team relocated from USSA's Denver office to Park City, Utah. The athletes and coaches began utilizing the Alpine Training Center, a building designed by Willy Schaeffler, that opened in old mining buildings at Park City Ski Area. Administrative offices were set up in the old Mountain Air Grocery on lower Main Street. Eventually, the Ski Team move up the hill to the old Treasure Mountain Inn.
Program for young athletes training & competing within the sport of alpine ski racing. Foundation's fundraising supports athletic scholarships & Park City Ski Team programs.
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Bob Marsh moves from Head Coach of the Park West Ski team to Head Coach of the Park City Ski and Sports Club
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*Dates are approximate. Please confirm.
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Park City hosts it's first ever ski race, a Giant Slalom on Hidden Splendor sponsored by the Alpine Training School
25 top Intermountain Athletes complete a 3 day race camp organized by Bob Beattie
Matt Alvarez and Earne Anderson start the Park City ski swap at the Memorial Building to raise money for the Park City Ski Club
Matt Alvarez and Earnie Anderson of Timberhaus ski shop agree to "loan" skis to PCSC racers in order to get them on good gear without jeopardizing amatuer status.
Featuring Olympians Spider Sabich and Jean Claude Killy Competing in Dual racing format.
In March of 1985, Park City Ski Area held its first World Cup ski race on Willy's run when a resort in California had to cancel. Craig Badami, the lively son of the then-resort owner, jumped at the chance. Badami pulled out all stops. He featured rock bands, street dances, speed skiers, skydivers, and - oh yes - world class ski racing. The first event drew 12,000 spectators - a North American record.
In 1994 the Eagle Race Arena at Park City was created and dedicated to Alpine ski training and racing: a proven World Cup and Winter Olympic Event venue that provides our athletes with an unmatched real world training environment throughout the entire ski season. In addition to playing host to several races each season on this, our home hill, PCST athletes are able to train under the same conditions and often alongside members of the U.S. Ski Team.