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Pomerelle Mountain Resort's A.W. 'Woody' Anderson Dead at 87


A.W. "Woody" Anderson, owner of the Pomerelle Mountain Resort, died on Oct. 6. He was 87 years old.

A longtime fixture of the slopes, he began teaching skiing in 1947 for the Deseret News Ski School in Salt Lake City, Utah. From there, he opened two ski shops in Utah before becoming the director of the school at Park City Mountain Resort. Ultimately, he rose to become its general manager and, ultimately, its vice president.

In 1974, he became the owner and president of Pomerelle Mountain Resort near Albion, and between 1977 and 1985, he was concurrently the president of Magic Mountain Ski Resort near Twin Falls.

He also helped found the Intermountain Ski Instructors Association, and eventually served as its president and director; and was the national certification chairman of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. In 2004, he was inducted into the PSIA-I Hall of Fame, and the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2007.