He’s Loved And Will Be Missed.

Credit: Harriet Wallis

Onno Wieringa has a passion for snow and for the soul of Alta. They have been his love and his career for 45 years.

He arrived at Alta Ski Area in 1972 and landed a job as ski patroller. That was his day job. At night, he was a bartender at Rustler Lodge.

After five years on patrol, Onno was promoted to snow safety director and served under Alta’s second GM, Chic Morton. In 1988 Chic was ready to retire and called on Onno to take the reins. Onno leaves a legacy for Alta to emulate for years to come.

Click for videos of Alta and Onno. http://www.alta.com/snow-and#

To read more from Harriet click here for her stories on SkiUtah.

One Comment

  1. John Pakulis says:

    Hi Harriet,

    I’m a fan of yours and love your musings. I can’t seem to find a link to your article on Onno Weiringa, just the one paragraph summary.

    Thanks

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