Team Member Photo Contest

This past December I was sitting at my computer typing away and suddenly found myself staring out the office window. The sun was shining bright and the sky was nothing but blue. I found my thoughts drifting to how lucky Park City Mountain Resort's front line team members are. Each day they get to call this gorgeous mountain backdrop their office. Granted there are a handful of chilly days when I would much rather snuggle in the warmth of my office, but a majority of days I wish I was outside.

As Interactive Content Editor it is my job to help communicate the ongoings of the mountain to the public, but I realize that I miss out on so many of these special moments each day. Let's face it, I'm glued to my computer monitor much more than I would like to be. So, to make sure YOU weren't missing out on anything, I decided to open up a team member photo contest so these employees could share the amazing scenery they see each day on the job.

thumbnail Groomers  Jacob Hinton / Grooming

Sunrise over perfect grooming strips.

thumbnail The day's end at Gorgoza Park.  Aaron Berg / Gorgoza Park

Beautiful sunset over Gorgoza Park tubers.

thumbnail Silverlode  Danielle Newman

thumbnail Rainbow  Marty Fancy / Ski School

thumbnail Bonanza Mine  Michael Flaherty / Kids Mountain School

thumbnail Jupiter Bowl  Michael Flaherty / Kids Mountain School

thumbnail 3 Kings Terrain Park  Nate Sorenson

thumbnail Prospector Corduroy  Shelby Markli / Kids Mountain School

Perfect grooming down Prospector Run.

thumbnail Bonanza Chairlift in the early morning sun.  Jeremy Britto / Lift Ops

thumbnail Sunrise  Jacob Hinton / Grooming

The result was much more than beautiful images. I was introduced to the hidden talents of many of Park City Mountain Resort's Team Members.

We have photographers disguised as ski instructors. Filmmakers disguised as groomers. Former and current professional athletes are in our ranks.

I also found some hidden "perks" of the job. Our snowmakers and groomers are witness to both breathtaking sunsets and early morning colorful skies. Ski and Snowboard School instructors are treated to perfectly groomed runs and on some occasions untouched powder. Lift operators, Ski Patrol and Food and Beverage employees load chairlifts before the mountain is open to the public.

Many of these photos have appeared as Photo of the Day or on Park City Mountain Resort's Facebook page, but here a few of my favorites from the season.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and shared a piece of their joy with me and YOU!