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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort photograph collection, 1971-2002
- Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort photograph collection
- 1971-2002 (inclusive)19712002
- 440 photographs
- Collection Number
- The Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort photograph collection contains photographs on contact sheets of skiing activities and color prints of ski runs at Snowbird, Utah.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Planning for the ski area that was to become known as Snowbird began operation in 1967. By 1971, developers Ted Johnson and Richard Bass had completed enough to open in December of that year. When it opened, Snowbird consisted of one lodge and three restaurants. Ski runs were reached by the Snowbird Tram, which still takes skiers to the top of 11,000 foot Hidden Peak, and three chairlifts, the Wilbere, Gad I and Gad II, named for Gad Valley. The resort employed 290 people. Since then a number of new lifts have been added, as well as many more condominium lodges, restaurants, and other amenities. From the earliest days, Snowbird was planned to be a summer resort as well, offering tennis courts, hiking and mountain biking, the annual Oktoberfest, the Snowbird Institute, and many other features. The development of the resort has not been without controversy, however; from its initial opening to the present, environmental groups such as Save Our Canyons have protested plans to expand the resort. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2002. Other information on Snowbird can be found in the Western Americana division Vertical and Clipping files; oral history interviews and manuscripts collections in the Manuscripts Division; and in the Utah Ski Archives Guide.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort collection consists of two parts: the original collection, donated in 1993, and an addendum donated in 2003. Both contain color and black and white prints of the early years of operation in the 1970s, contact prints, and 35mm color transparencies. Some of the photographs in the 1993 donation are of poor quality. The images in the 2003 addendum exist in digital form only; the originals were returned to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort shortly after scanning and processing.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Some of the images in the 2003 addendum are copyrighted images; No use of these images is allowed without permission from the copyright holder.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Collection is arranged by topic and contains one addendum.
Number and types of photographs, 1993 donation: 214 color and black and white contact prints and proof sheets. 2003 addendum: 191 digital scans of color and Black and White prints; 35mm transparencies; contact sheets
Processed by Drew Ross in 1993 and by Roy Webb in 2003.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Snowbird Ski and Summer ResortReturn to Top
Snowbird, run improvement plans
Construction of Snowbird Resort-2003 Addendum
Dick Bass-2003 ADDENDUM
Skiers and skiing-2003 Addendum
Summer events-2003 Addendum
Buildings, miscellaneous-2003 Addendum
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Ski resorts--Utah--Photographs
- Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Photographs
- Snowbird (Utah)--Photographs
Form or Genre Terms
- Contact sheets--1970-1979
- Photographic prints--Color--1970-1979