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Above and Beyond: My Life Giving the World a Lift
by Hans Burkhart as told by Pete Bansen
In Above and Beyond, Hans Burkhart tells the story of his remarkable life and the twelve calamities that nearly killed him. Burkhart's lift construction projects span a half century and take place in Europe, Canada, and the United States—places like Banff, Alberta: Snowbird, Utah and Jackson Hole, Wyoming—even Las Vegas. In his role and General Manager and President of the resort then known as Squaw Valley USA, Burkhart's relationship with the resort's founder Alexander Cushing was by turns harmonious and combative, but his work transformed the resort physically and his example as a leader created a culture of loyalty, hard work, and customer service.