One Book One Community 2023
Heather Hansman is an award-winning freelance writer and a former editor at both Powder and Skiing magazines. She's Outside magazine's environmental columnist and a contributing editor at Backcountry Magazine. Her work has been included in The Best American Essays 2015. She is the author of Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West (2019, The University of Chicago Press) and Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow (2021, Hanover Square Press). She once won a bag of pasta in an Italian big-mountain-skiing contest (tenth place out of eleven women). She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Hansman will speak to the community on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the *Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library (1255 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060). There will be a book signing after the presentation with books available to purchase provided by Dolly's Bookstore.
An electrifying adventure into the rich history of skiing and the modern heart of ski-bum culture, from one of America's most preeminent ski journalists
Veteran ski journalist and former ski bum Heather Hansman takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the hidden history of American skiing, offering a glimpse into an underexplored subculture from the perspective of a true insider. Hopping from Vermont to Colorado, Montana to West Virginia, Hansman profiles the people who have built their lives around a cold-weather obsession. Along the way she reckons with skiing's problematic elements and investigates how the sport is evolving in the face of the existential threat of climate change.
We encourage everyone in Summit County to read Powder Days and participate in the supplemental programs offered throughout the summer by the Summit County Library and our partners. The program will conclude with a visit from Heather Hansman at the end of the summer.
The Park City Library (1255 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060) will host a book discussion on Tuesday, August 22 at 12:00 p.m. Panelists will include Megan McKenna from the Housing Resource Center, Celia Peterson from the Park City Municipal Sustainability Department, and Emily Quinton from the Summit County Sustainability Department. More info
Free Film Screening of SWIFT.SILENT.DEEP
After reading Powder Days, join us at the Park City Library (1255 Park Ave., Park City, UT 84060) on Friday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a free screening of the cult classic ski documentary SWIFT.SILENT.DEEP. *Unfortunately filmmaker Jon Klaczkiewicz is no longer available to do a virtual Q&A following the film. More info