In 1948 Pappy Rogers, the general manager of Sun Valley, Idaho, sold the world's first chairlift to a young man from Detroit. Pappy wanted $5,000 for the already obsolete, wood-tower chairlift. Everett Kircher talked him down to $4,800 and then set to
Snow is falling with a vengeance in Utah's Cottonwood Canyons. Alta, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird all opened last weekend with near-50 inch bases. The resorts will be open for the season by the weekend.