Year Inducted: 2004
Born: September 20, 1940 Salt Lake City, UT
Alan Engen is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. The son of the famous Alf Engen, he was skiing at the age of two. He served as Director of Skiing at Alta and instructor for more than 40 years and was a very competitive four-event skier during the 1960's.
The year 2002 marked the founding of the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center with its Alf Engen Ski Museum at Utah's Olympic Park, a 29,000 square-foot, ten-million dollar facility created after Alan's fifteen year quest. He directed the expertise, resources and enthusiasm of those sharing his vision of a memorial to his father.
He has authored For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History and First Tracks: A Century of Skiing Utah.