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Ski Utah Mourns the Death of an Industry Legend

by Ski Utah Yeti December 30 2009 0 Comments

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Bill Levitt (bill-levitt)Ski Utah is saddened by the loss of Bill Levitt, longtime owner of Alta Lodge and a founding father of the Utah Ski Association. Levitt died Tuesday at the age of 92. Having the distinction of Utah's longest running mayor (34 years), Levitt purchased the Alta Lodge in 1959 after moving to Utah from New York four years earlier. He was also instrumental in establishing the Utah Ski Association in 1975.

Bill Levitt, along with his wife Mimi was a fixture around Alta. If he wasn't on the slopes, he could be found at the Alta Lodge making sure his guests were enjoying themselves. Among other things, Levitt had a keen mind and was a master storyteller. Hearing his tales of how the Utah Ski Association came to be were among some of Ski Utah's favorites.

With the Snow Gods releasing their white treasure today on Utah's mountains, it's a fitting tribute to our dear friend Bill Levitt.

Click here to read the story in today's Salt Lake Tribune.

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In search of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, the Yeti ultimately landed in Utah. Ski Utah has hired the Yeti as their official mascot and slopeside reporter. Follow the Yeti to get the latest info on local pow stashes, crazy events, storm totals, and tips and tricks on the best ways to maximize your Utah experience. The Yeti is also known to throw out the occasional swag.. so be sure to stay tuned. Yeti knows best!

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