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Big Changes at Alta

Added: Aug 12, 2020
Category: Interviews

Big Changes at Alta


Alta continues to make changes to facilities and the slopes on schedule ahead of this year’s ski season. Canyon Blog met up with Alta Ski Lift General Manager Mike Maughan to see firsthand what the resort was getting up to over the summer. 

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Safety at Alta

Added: Mar 20, 2020
Category: Interviews

Safety at Alta

Canyon Blog spent an afternoon chatting with Alta safety director Dave Richards in his office. During the lull in skiing that’s struck the nation there was time to be shared. In a canyon populated by transplants, Dave’s the rare local born and bred, not just in Utah but the canyon itself. He grew up at Alta where his dad was a ski patroller for three decades and his mother an employee at The Rustler lodge. He was a pro skier for a time in his youth befo...

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An Interview with Snowbird General Manager Dave Fields

Added: Nov 13, 2019
Category: Interviews

An Interview with Snowbird General Manager Dave Fields

Canyon Blog: Congratulations on the ascension to Snowbird’s loftiest position. When did that happen?
Dave Fields: Thank you. It’s been two years now.

CB: I’m not exactly Mister Current Affairs. Tell us a little about yourself.
DF: Well, I’m married with two teens and grew up in the canyon, living in the Rustler Lodge actually. My dad worked in Alta for ...

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Dateline November 19, 2018, Alta

Added: Nov 19, 2018
Category: Interviews

Dateline November 19, 2018, Alta

Your correspondent was standing idly in the lower Alta parking lot packing up his speedwing after flying from Cardiff Peak when Mike Maughan, Alta Ski Lift general manager, drove up to say hello. Thinking quickly, Canyon Blog produced his press credentials (valid only in Little Cottonwood Canyon) and requested a no notice interview. To Mike’s credit (with three days till opening he’s an extremely busy individual) he agreed to meet at h...

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