Charlie Sturgis, Executive Director, Mountain Trails Foundation: Charlie graduated from the University of Utah in 1976 with a degree in Political Science. The degree being what it was Charlie joined the working world with a job in the outdoor industry working at Snowbird and guiding part time. After one winter Charlie went to work for Wasatch Touring and several years later Charlie and his wife Kathy moved to Park City Utah with a partial ownership in White Pine Touring which they eventually owned outright. Twenty years later they sold the business and Charlie stayed on as a consultant.
Living in Park City in 1986 allowed for a lot of opportunities to get involved in the public process. Charlie served on Park City Chamber, The Park City Recreation Board and later was a founding member for the Mountain Trails Foundation. Charlie stayed actively involved as a business owner of the local guide service, Nordic center and the retail store White Pine Touring. During these years Charlie dealt with city leases, the 2002 Olympics Games and various USFS permits.
Charlie co-wrote two bike guide books called Prime Cuts I and II which described many of the rides in the famous Park City trail system which is the only IMBA Gold Level Ride Center in the world. Park City currently has over 400 miles of trails in Summit County Utah that are non-motorized multi-use trails used both in the summer and winter.
Charlie, at 62 years old, is still active in nordic skiing, freeheel skiing, rock climbing and Mountain biking. Charlie likes to brag that he never put a tie on for work and never sent an email until a few years ago and that working 35 plus years in the outdoor industry has been an honor and a blast.
About Mountain Trails Foundation (Park City, UT): Mountain Trails Foundation is dedicated to promoting and maintaining Park City Utah’s trails for non-motorized recreational use.