Exclusive AltaCam Interview – Alan Engen

By | December 1, 2007

The 3rd in many this winter, this AltaCam exclusive is one you should definitely check out. Talk about some inspirational stories and classic times! Johnny B does a great job talkin’ life and powder skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon with Alan Engen. Can you imagine charging untracked powder all day in the 50s and 60s when you were 16 years old? If that’s not enough to imagine, now think about following around Alf, Sverre and Corey Engen all day. Like I said, a classic interview that will go down in the legends of archived Alta Skiing web content.

Here’s a snippet from the interview transcript…

Alan Engen: You can see when the three of them would go out and ski powder, Sverre and Alf were always…they were skiing fools in the powder. Corey was struggling a little bit until it got all hard-packed and then Corey was just phenomenal in what he could do too. He was an Olympian and everything else.

Read/listen to the full MP3 interview or digg this story. There is also a thread started on this interview in the Alta Ski Forum: Alan Engen Interview & Podcast

A timeless photos from the Alan Engen Ski History Collection (Photo of Alf & Alan Engen making a double jump in front of the Alta Lodge. Photo circa January, 1949. Alan was 8 years old at the time)

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