I asked Mimi: wasn't it strange to come to the mountains after a life filled with famous family friends?
She says not really. "My life growing up was mostly at the North Country School, a boarding school where I went from 2nd grade until 8th grade (ages 7 to 14) outside of Lake Placid, N.Y. They have their own ski hill with rope tow, and that is where I learned to ski. After graduating, it was 4 years High School & 4 years College in NYC and I couldn’t wait to get back to the outdoors and skiing, and happily ended up in Alta for a year or 2 – but that has turned into 49 years!!"
Mimi, a very quietly spoken person, is herself a beautiful photographer and her photos of the local wildlife are dotted around the Lodge. She's very involved in the local preservation and historical groups.
So a very different life from her father's. But both quite magical.