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I Remember When Panel Discussion: Park City Resort
January 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Jim Tedford, Phil Jones, Steve Leatham, and Jana Cole as they discuss their memories of working at the Park City Resort back in the 1960’s through the 1990’s. Learn about how Park City went from a mining town to a ski town. The panelists will also discuss how they worked for Park City Resort under the different ownerships of United Park City Mines, Greater Park City Corp. with Edgar Stern, Alpine Meadows with Nick Badami, and the Powder Corporation. Listen to their stories of ski school, ski patrol, ski lift operations, and ski resort management. Larry Warren will moderate the discussion. The panel will be held at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive on Wednesday, January 8th from 5-6 p.m. There will be time for questions and comments.
About our panelists: Jim Tedford grew up in northern New York and came to Utah in the winter of 1961. He worked from 1963-1976 at Park City Resort as part of the ski patrol and as a ski instructor. Jim lived in Alaska for almost twenty years teaching school and skiing. Jim returned to Park City in 2007 where he has continued to ski in his retirement. Phil Jones came to Park City as a ski instructor in the fall of 1964. He worked at the Park City Resort for thirty-three years, seventeen of those as President and General Manager. Steve Leatham was born in the Miner’s Hospital and resided in Park City for many years. He attended Marsac Elementary School and Park City High School. He obtained a geography degree from the University of Utah and taught social studies at schools in Park City and Heber City. Steve worked at the Park City Resort for 16 years as a lift operator and greens-keeper. Jana Cole moved to Park City with her husband in 1972 from Seattle with the intent of staying one winter to live in the mountains and ski. One winter turned into 47. Jana worked for the ski school office for a couple of years before teaching school at Marsac Elementary while Gary taught skiing for 10 years at the Park City Resort. In 1982, Jana opened the Cookie Bear at the Park City Resort and Gary opened the couple’s first ski shop, Cole Sport. Now, the Cole family owns four ski shops in Park City and Deer Valley.