Sun Valley

Original lithographic poster c. 1965

Published by LooArt Press, Colorado

The resort was the first destination winter resort in the US and was developed by W A Harriman, the chairman of the Union Pacific Railroad to increase passenger numbers. The Austrian Count Schaffgotsch was instructed to find a suitable site and Sun Valley was born. Sun Valley was the site of the world’s first chairlifts as single-seat chairs were installed in 1936 for the opening.

The poster is believed to depict Sigfried ‘Sigi’ Engl, an Austrian who became director of Sun Valley Ski School in 1952 and made it famous for his innovative instructional methods.

A few light creases and small spot towards top right.