ALAN ENGEN-ALTA CIRCA 1999
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Alan K. Engen

Born in 1940 to Alf and Evelyn Engen.  Alan started skiing at age two and learned ski jumping first by practicing on a small take-off at the bottom of the Rudd Mountain Ski Jumping facility at Sun Valley Idaho.


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Alf M. Engen

Alf M. Engen often said of his beloved Alta, "I have the most beautiful office in the world, here is where I want to be." Alf was born in Mjondallen, Norway in 1909 and first came to Alta in 1935, at the request of the Forest Service.

Corey Kaare Engen
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Corey 'Kaare' Engen

Corey "Kaare" Engen was the youngest of the three famed Engen brothers. He was born in Mjondallen, Norway in 1916 and came to America in the early 1930s.


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Devereaux 'Dev' Jennings

Like his close friends, Jack Reddish and Dick Movitz, Dev Jennings got his skiing roots at Alta, Utah.


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Earl A. Miller

Earl A. Miller was born in Manti, Utah in 1925 and was founder and president of the Miller Ski Company.  He was an inventor and entrepreneur… and held more that 70 patents and trademarks.

Felix Kozy Koziol
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Felix 'Kozy' Koziol

Felix "Kozy" Koziol - was born in 1900 and served 42 years with the United States Forest Service, 21 of these years spent as supervisor of the Wasatch National Forest in Utah.


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Friedl Pfeifer

Friedl Pfeifer was born in St. Anton am Arlburg, Austria in 1912 and came to America in the late 1930s after winning the famed Arlburg-Kandahar downhill and slalom championships in 1936.


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George H. Watson

George H. Watson was born in 1882 and became a true skisport builder. In fact, without Watson, Alta's development and fame as one of the nations finest ski areas may not have come into being in the late 1930s.


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Jack Reddish

Jack Reddish was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1926. He began skiing at Alta in 1933 and raced for many years under the umbrella of the Alta Ski Club. Jack, nicknamed "Red Dog," was an outstanding athlete and won most Intermountain and national competitions, and several in Europe.


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Junior Bounous

Junior Bounous was born 1925 in Provo, Utah.  Before he became interested in professional skiing, he was an outstanding Nordic competitor and captured the Intermountain Cross-Country and Ski Jumping Championship..

Marthinius Mark Strand
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Marthinius 'Mark' Strand

Marthinius Strand was born in Dramen, Norway. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1910, he organized a company called Strand Electric Company. In 1916, he organized the Utah Ski Club and was its president for many terms during the 1930s.


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Montgomery 'Monty' Atwater

Montgomery “Monty” Atwater is among those legends most revered in books dealing with the subject of snow safety.  Monty, as he was known, was born in Baker City, Oregon in 1904.

Richard Dick Durrance
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Richard 'Dick' Durrance

Attended Dartmouth College in the 1930s and won the U.S. collegiate championship all four years in both Alpine and Nordic skiing, becoming America's first collegiate four-event champion.

Richard Dick Movitz
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Richard 'Dick' Movitz

Richard "Dick" Movitz - was a close friend and competitive ski rival to Jack Reddish. He was born in 1927 and learned to ski at Alta, also ski racing in his early years as a representative of the Alta Ski Club.


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S. Joe Quinney

S. Joe Quinney Seymore Joseph Quinney was born in Logan, Utah in 1892 and graduated with a law degree from Harvard University in 1919. His promotion to the sport of skiing spanned more than five decades, four of which were directly related to the establishment and running of a ski area at Alta, Utah.

Suzy Rytting
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Suzy Harris Rytting

Suzy Harris Rytting was born in 1930 and began her early skiing outings at Alta at age 13.  She started representing Alta and her high school in ski racing two years later.


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Sverre Engen

Sverre Engen was born in Mjondallen, Norway in 1911 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1929, closely following his older brother, Alf. Sverre is perhaps remembered as one of the most colorful of the early Utah ski pioneers.

Bill Lash
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William 'Bill' Lash

William “Bill” Lash, a native of Twin Falls, Idaho, Bill Lash began skiing in 1940.  In 1945, he helped design and build a ski lift at Magic Mountain, owned by Claude Jones.