The New Year is finally here and we are looking forward to the Fireside Chat talks we have for the 2015/2016 ski season. Our first talk for 2016 will be the week of Jan 11th and announced shortly. As part of our program this season we will be featuring a collection of vintage Alta films from the generous donation which was provided by our Chairman Emeritus, Alan Engen. Click here to see what talks we have had in the past.
Listen to Alan Engen on Radio West with Doug Fabrizio talking about the rich history of Alta featured in the new film The Alta Experience
The goal of the Alta Historical Society (AHS) is to preserve Alta’s rich history, from the mining era of the mid-1800s to the development of Alta as one of the world’s finest skiing destinations. (Mission Statement) Through our web site, we highlight past events, stories about notable characters, photographs, and a map of historical sites in Alta.
The Alta Historical Society, Friends of Alta and ACE hosted the Alta Gala 2015, a fund raiser for Alta’s three non-profit organizations at La Caille last April. Thanks to all the supporters and everyone who attended it was a great success again. Each year the Alta Gala selects an individual, or individuals, to give the Stellar Award in recognition for their contributions to Alta's environment, culture and history. Last year we honored Elfriede Shane, former owner of the Goldminers Daughter and citizen of Alta for her many contributions to our community.
We hope you find our website informative and entertaining. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments by visiting our Contact AHS page