Get a new appreciation for the slopes by scooting aboard the world's first underground ski lift housed in the bowels of the Park City Museum. Now a celebrated ski town, Park City was once a western mining town with some 1,000 miles of shafts and tunnels underneath today's groomed trails. When the silver business tanked, the resort economy was born, and in the early 1960s, mine cars were transformed into uncomfortable subterranean transportation shuttling skiers and their gear 3 miles in one hour through a leaky tunnel to the mountain, where a mine elevator would carry them 1,800 feet to the surface. To read the full article, please click here.
Fun and games at Park City museums - The Boston Globe
November 10, 2014