The history of skiing dates back as far as the need to travel across snowy terrain. However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that skiing became recreational. Many towns, like Park City, Utah rallied back from the brink of becoming a post-mining ghost town thanks to the sport of skiing.
Here we see a video about a couple of guys in Park City testing their theory about the effect of a heated snowboard. Check it out.
In 1964 Dr. Bob Smith, a skier by choice and orthodontist by profession, realized something that needed some improving, ski goggles. In 1965 Smith Optics was founded. Dr. Bob started making ski goggles on his kitchen table using orthodontic tools, foam, and glue. He started out by trading his goggles for lift tickets to his home resort of Alta, Utah.
Ski ‘N See is holding a photo contest on Instagram to find the best pictures that depict life as a skier in the Wasatch Mountains. We have over 30 prizes that we will be giving away to the winners.
In 2003 Rick Alden was on a chair lift in Park City listening to his music, his phone rang. You have been there, you know the frustration of having to take your gloves off, take your ear bud out, get your phone out of your pocket so you can talk to whoever has the nerve to call you while you are on the mountain. Well, when this happened to Rick, he decided he wanted to come up with a way that you can answer the phone without going through all the hassle of dealing with your headphones. This is how Skull Candy was created.