Ideal Ages:18 and up
Join us for an afternoon with Greg Glasgow and Kathryn Mayer for a discussion of Disneyland on the Mountain: Walt, the Environmentalists, and the Ski Resort that Never Was. This is an in-depth look at Walt Disney's last, unfinished project - Mineral King, a Disneyland-like ski resort - and the controversy that surrounded it, including the budding environmental movement that made sure the resort never saw the light of day.
The authors provide an unprecedented look inside the Mineral King saga, from its origins at the 1960 Winter Olympics to the years-long environmental fight that eventually shut it down. The fight, which went all the way to the Supreme Court, reshaped the environmental movement and helped to put in place long-reaching laws to protect nature. Although the court battle, coupled with Walt's death in 1966, meant the end for the Mineral King resort, the ideas and planning behind it have permeated throughout the Walt Disney Company and the ski tourism industry in ways that are still seen today.
Books will be available for sale and signing after the program from The Bookies.
Greg Glasgow is a longtime writer and journalist for numerous magazines and newspapers in Colorado and elsewhere, including The Denver Post, 5280, and the Boulder Daily Camera, where he worked for ten years as arts and entertainment reporter and editor. He lives in Colorado with his wife and coauthor, Kathryn Mayer. This is his first book.
Kathryn Mayer is a Denver-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Health, Observer, Insider, and PopSugar. She primarily writes about business, covering workplace health and benefits strategies, and she has appeared on radio, TV, and podcasts as an industry expert. This is her first book.