Ski & Snowboard News /Snowbird icon Dick Bass dies at 85
Jul 28, 2015 07:14PM ● Published by Harriet Wallis
photo credit: Snowbird Resort
Bass died at home in Texas of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 85.
He loved art and literature and had an incredible Oriental rug collection at Snowbird. The huge, colorful rugs carpeted the floors in the main lodge. Skiers probably had no idea they were walking on a fabulous collection. In addition to those rugs, he hired rock climbers to scale the massive concrete walls and hang some of the rugs there for display.
When he was 55, he was the oldest man to climb the highest peak on each of the continents. He chronicled his experiences in his book, Seven Summits.
In addition to Snowbird, he had investments and holdings in numerous other companies.
Witty and lively, he was always in a jovial mood and loved to indulge listeners with tales of everything. He called himself "the big mouth Bass."