Ski Instructor and Entrepreneur J. "K." Smith, Jr.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Known all his life as "K," J. "K." Smith, Jr. died
July 21st at age 84. Smith installed the first 't-bar' in Brighton, Utah in
1936 and became a member of the famed 10th Mountain Division. He started the
Brighton Ski School in 1946 and later founded the Deseret News Ski School.
With his wife he operated Watkins Creek Dude Ranch in Montana from 1947 to
1968. In 1989 he was inducted into the Professional Ski Instructors
Association of America, Hall of Fame in 1989. He married Anne Wright in
1945, with whom he is the parent of three daughters and one son.
J. "K." Smith Jr.
Salt Lake Tribune 26Jul01 US UT SLC P2