PC Ski Racing History

This is a historical timeline of Ski Racing in Park City Utah. Enjoy.


Alpine Training School Founded


Al Hansen forms the Alpine Training School to foster skiing talent in Salt Lake City youth.


Treasure Mountain Ski Resort (PCMR) Opens


Jim Gaddis Forms GTO (Gaddis Training Organization)


Former NCAA All American Jim Gaddis formed GTO to train Salt Lake Area youth in Ski Racing

Park City Ski Club Racing Team Formed


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

Park City Ski School Junior Racing Team Formed


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

Park West Ski Resort Opens


Park West Ski Racing Team Formed


Park City Ski and Sports Club formed


Bruce Morse is given permission by the Park City Ski Resort to begin race training for 20 Junior athletes.


Park City Ski Club and GTO Merge


*Date approximate as it was ski season 73/74

U.S. Ski Team moves headquarters to Park City, UT


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.

Park City Ski Education Foundation Founded


Program for young athletes training & competing within the sport of alpine ski racing. Foundation's fundraising supports athletic scholarships & Park City Ski Team programs.

Winter Sports School Opens



This is where you put the Coach and the time spent with the ski team

Matt Alvarez

12/14/1968 - 03/28/1972

Bruce Morse

12/06/1973 - 04/18/1976
  • Dates are Approximate. Somebody confirm.

Bob Marsh

10/23/1975 - 04/30/1996

Bob Marsh moves from Head Coach of the Park West Ski team to Head Coach of the Park City Ski and Sports Club


Jesse Hunt



This is where you put the Athlete and the time spent on the ski team

Roxanne Toly

12/14/68 - 04/20/1980
  • Dates are Approximate. Somebody confirm.

Matias Alvarez

11/01/1969 - 4/15/1982

Tori Pillinger

11/15/1974 - 04/10/1982

*Dates are approximate. Please confirm.

Erin Calmes

December 1974 - March 1982


Ted Ligety

11/17/1990 - 04/21/2003
  • Dates are Approximate. Somebody confirm.


This is where you put significant events that happened around Park City Ski Racing

First Ski Race hosted at Park City Ski Resort


Park City hosts it's first ever ski race, a Giant Slalom on Hidden Splendor sponsored by the Alpine Training School

Electronic race timing debuts at PC's 1st ever Lowell Thomas Classic Ski race

02/05/1965 - 02/07/1965

1st USSA 3 day race camp at Park City Resort

11/27/1965 - 11/29/1965

25 top Intermountain Athletes complete a 3 day race camp organized by Bob Beattie

First PC Ski Club Ski Swap

11/11/1966 - 11/13/1966

Matt Alvarez and Earne Anderson start the Park City ski swap at the Memorial Building to raise money for the Park City Ski Club

1st Ever "Ski Day" for 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.

Park City host IRSA Pro Ski Race

03/24/1972 - 03/26/1972

Featuring Olympians Spider Sabich and Jean Claude Killy Competing in Dual racing format.

Roxanne Toly named to USST Development team


Roxanne Toly Named to USST - 1st PCST Athlete to make the team


1st ever Jans Winter Welcome


Park City Hosts it's 1st World Cup (M/W Slalom)

03/19/1985 - 3/20/1985

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.

Tori Pillinger named to US Ski Team


Eagle Race arena hosts first races

11/23/1994 - 11/25/1994

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.

2002 Winter Olympics

2/8/2002 - 2/24/2002

Men's Olympic GS


Women's Olympic GS


Ted Ligety Named to US Development Team


Ted Ligety named to US Ski Team