DID YOU KNOW…KT-22 is named for Sandy Poulsen’s famous 22 kick turns down the slope? | SierraSun.com

DID YOU KNOW…KT-22 is named for Sandy Poulsen’s famous 22 kick turns down the slope?

Emma Garrard/Sierra Sun file photoThe view of KT-22 from the tram at Squaw Valley USA.

During the design phase of Squaw Valley USA, Sandy and Wayne Poulsen, the first couple to move into the valley with the dream of developing a ski resort, were skiing a steep north-facing slope.

Wayne Poulsen carved turns down the steep pitch, but Sandy Poulsen traversed back and forth, making kick turns to change directions.

Waiting at the bottom, Wayne Poulsen counted 22 kick turns Sandy Poulsen used to get down the hill, and then named the peak KT-22 in honor of the embarrassing descent.

In 2005, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names officially designated another peak in Squaw Valley as Poulsen Peak for Wayne Poulsen, 10 years after his death.

” Information from Mark McLaughlin’s http://www.thestormking.com

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