OGDEN CANYON -- A longtime local ski bum has transformed the bar at Gray Cliff Lodge into a small museum that offers a glimpse into the history and evolution of skiing.
These days, visitors will see the walls lined with skis arranged in chronological order, from wooden skis more than 100 years old at the south end of the bar to modern shape skis at the north end. Posted above the skis and all around the room are covers and articles from old ski magazines, posters of past Olympic athletes, articles about Utah ski icons, and other memorabilia that collectively offer a ski trip down memory lane.
Nick Breeze, who owns an extensive collection of skis made over the past century and lives in the canyon near the restaurant, provided most of the items after sharing the idea with Gray Cliff owners Steve and Jody Snitts. Some items are from Snowbasin and Sun Valley resorts.
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