Sun Valley and Snowbasin Owner Dies

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SAM Magazine--April 22, 2013--Earl Holding, the owner of Sun Valley, Idaho, and Snowbasin, Utah, died on April 19 at the age of 86. Holding, who primarily made his fortune with Sinclair Oil, bought Sun Valley in 1977 and oversaw its transformation into an internationally-recognized four-season resort. Holding's Snowbasin underwent a similar transformation before hosting events during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Holding is survived by his wife, Carol, and three children.


Earl Holding

Sad day, a giant has passed