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Salt Lake Diversions (1943)

About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Utah is the ski resort of Alta, a former mining town, nestled within the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and other winter alpine pursuits take place ... See full summary »
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
Friedl Pfeifer Friedl Pfeifer ... Self
Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper ... Self (as Virginia Guernsey)
George Watson George Watson ... Self (as Mayor of Alta)
Ab Jenkins Ab Jenkins ... Self
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About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Utah is the ski resort of Alta, a former mining town, nestled within the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and other winter alpine pursuits take place well into mid-spring. The relatively new ski lift is one of the longest in the western US. Some ride the lift not to ski down but to glance at the view from the 1,500 foot summit. Being the end of May, people at nearby Salt Lake are instead enjoying more summerly pursuits, such as boating. Behind only the Dead Sea, it ranks second among all large inland lakes for the saline content at 27%, the buoyancy from which makes it almost impossible to sink in. On shore at Black Rock Beach of the Bonneville Salt Flats is the site of many attempts of land speed records, most records held by Ab Jenkins. Another popular activity in the lake itself is the crystallization of salt around wire forms, the process which requires relatively still water and takes about two hours. Written by Huggo

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salt | lake | ski | wire | beach | See All (36) »

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Documentary | Short

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Narrator: In the lofty Wasatch Mountains of Utah, about an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, is the popular resort known as Alta. And its variegated snow fields provide an excellent locale for the invigorating sport of skiing, at an altitude that rises to over ten thousand feet above sea level.
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Narrator FitzPatrick identifies the other credited cast members. See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Played when the boat on the lake is first shown
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How to ski in Salty Waters
4 May 2020 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

This travelogue features all touristic possibilities in option for the future vacation lovers after covid-19. Shall you swim? Shall you ski? Shall you fly or shall you die? The commentator let's us know everything we can do and the director shows it all in the most easy going editing. Good commercialism here.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Alta, Utah, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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