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For the love of skiing ; a snapshot of early Alta ski history

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9284

Scope and Contents

Contains a DVD labeled, "For the Love of Skiing; A Snaphsot of Early Alta Ski History; Copyright: Alan K. Engen; Running time: 1:20:00." Recording goes into the history of the Alta Ski Resort and the history of skiing as a sport. It was created to be shown in the Alf Engen Ski Museum. DVD dated 2001.


  • 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Alan K. Engen was born in 1940 to Alf Engen, skiing legend. He began skiing at age two and was a competitor in the sport at age 9. Having won numerous awards and competed in several events all around the world, Alan was named a Utah Ski Legend in 1988 and inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in 2004. Additionally, Alan is also credited for spearheading the building of the Alf Engen Ski Museum. Always interested in preserving the history of the sport, Alan has authored two books on the subject and has served as president of the Alta Historical Society, having spent over 50 years working closely with the Alta Ski Area.


1 computer optical disc ; 5 in.

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Found in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; 2019.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, II B 5 VI).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized copy of disc in folder 1.

Processing Information

Processed; Grace Bithell, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of For the love of skiing ; a snapshot of early Alta ski history
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Grace Bithell
2019 August 2
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States