Dave Hanscom

Courtesy of Carolyn Sterrett

After 30 years in the field, Dave Hanscom organized his final race on behalf of the Wasatch Citizen Series on Saturday – and he’s leaving big ski boots to fill after his retirement.


In 1992, Dave Hanscom, a Park City resident and longtime Nordic skier stepped up and agreed to take on the role of race director for the popular winter Nordic ski races held locally. 


Alf Engen Ski Museum

Long-time Wasatch Race Series Race Director Dave Hanscom talks about his retirement and takes a look back at Nordic skiing over the last four decades.

Today on Local News Hour:

(02:39) - Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(07:03 ) - Long Time Wasatch Race Series Race Director Dave Hanscom on his retirement and a look back at how Nordic skiing has changed over the last four decades.

(37:12) - Historic Park City Alliance Executive Director Alison Kuhlow has an update from yesterday's board meeting.

Lynn and Pete introduce a new series this week on The Mountain Life, aptly titled Living a Mountain Life. This new series will highlight colorful locals and explore their stories of living in the Wasatch Mountains. This first installment features long-time Park City local Dave Hanscom. Who better to start with than Dave Hanscom? Hanscom co-wrote two guide books on ski touring in the Wasatch and is the race director of the longest running race series in the country - the Wasatch Citizen Series which kicks off this weekend.  

Park City legend Dave Hanscom joins us in the studio. Dave joins to preview the very popular cross country race series, the Wasatch Citizen Series, which he has directed for many years. We also invited Dave because at 78 years old he is an inspiration to many with this humble advice on aging gracefully and how to keep doing the outdoor activities you love to do. Dave is the co-author of the three volumes of Wasatch Tours, the backcountry ski tour guides first published in 1976. 

The Wasatch Citizen Series is a cross country race series that started in 1979, making it one of the longest running race series of any kind in the nation. Race director Dave Hanscom joins us to preview the season, including giving the details of the fun relay taking place at White Pine (Park City Municipal golf course) on Saturday, December 8.  

The Mountain Life - January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018

Lynn and Tim discuss how people achieve, express and maintain "undue influence" over the lives of others with Paul Grosswald of New Jersey Safe & Sound. Then Dave Hanscom, Race Director of the Wasatch Citizens Series, previews this winter's schedule, including Saturday's race at the White Pine track. Last, author Dr. Valter Longo discusses his new book, The Longevity Diet, featuring the 5-Day Fasting-Mimicking Diet. 

USA Luge


 This morning we get ready for a few more winter sports.  Nordic (cross country) skiing and luge. First we speak with Dave Hanscom,  the race director of the popular Wasatch Citizen Series which began in 1979 and continues with 6 races this winter.Then we speak with two Olympians who are US luge athletes, Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer and they’re in town for the Luge World Cup  along with athletes from over 30 countries – all at the Utah Olympic Park – competing this Friday and Saturday. 

Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame

On Thursday at the Utah Olympic Park, four people will be inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame.  They’ve demonstrated a high level of inspiration, innovation, competition, and pioneering in the ski world.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

For local Dave Hanscom, a bike ride and bird-watching jaunt ended in 23 stitches and without information regarding the dog or its owner.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.