Avalanche Busters: A Historical Memoir of the Snowbird and Alta Ski Patrols
By Linda L. Bonar
Published by Linda Bonar Books, April 14, 2018
This historical memoir gives the reader a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes view of the founding of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort and discloses how the ski patrol worked on the avalanche-ridden mountain. The reader can ride along with the original ski patrollers as they exploded bombs and shot cannons to control the scary dangers of killer avalanches. But sometimes they got caught…like the time a huge slide snatched Jimmy and buried him more than six feet deep. Or the instance when John finished his bombing route but suddenly found a stray explosive burning right beneath his ski tips.
This electrifying book chronicles Snowbird’s nearly impossible birth as described first-hand by its three founders, Ted Johnson, Wilma Johnson and Dick Bass. It will enthrall and astonish you as you travel along with the young adventurers who perpetrate hilarious pranks on each other, carry out youthful misdeeds and survive frightening disasters on the mountain.
About the Author:
Linda Bonar is a naive of Salt Lake City and has spent many years playing and working at Snowbird.