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Discovered! Winter Sports Under a Summer Sun: The Railroad and Sun Valley

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  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: Union Pacific developed, owned, and operated America’s first ski destination at Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1935 to 1964 as part of a 20th Century program to increase destination travel on Union Pacific passenger trains. Hoping to draw on the European model, then UP Chairman Averell Harriman hired Count Schaffgotsch, an Austrian nobleman and gifted skier, to act as an expert on the European ski industry and locate an appropriate site for the resort

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