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Offering a unique opportunity for historical and contemporary research into the snow sports industries of the Intermountain West.


The Ski & Snow Sports Archives are housed in the Special Collections Department at the University of Utah Marriott Library, located on Level 4.  Established in 1989, this self-funded program was created to preserve a comprehensive history of skiing, snowboarding, and snow sports development in Utah and the Intermountain region.

The archives document the evolution of the sport and industry, including the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels. In addition to scholarly research of skiing and snowboarding as sports, these materials are valuable resources for research into snow sports related industries such as public relations, transportation, resorts and their amenities, avalanche safety, snow sports equipment, technology, and clothing.  

Material formats in the various collections include correspondence, competition rosters, organizational minutes, architectural drawings and site plans, news clippings, and miscellaneous items ranging from lift tickets to scrapbooks. Sound and visual recordings, graphic presentations, photos and oral histories are frequently found in almost all of the collections, which are distributed among the Manuscripts, Multimedia, and Print & Journal divisions of Special Collections.

Visit the Ski and Snow Sports Archives home page for more information, including awards, sponsors, banquets and auctions, and inductees into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.

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