ASRL: How has the development of Summit County and the rise of national and international tourism in Park City impacted the Festival over these past 30 years?
MR: The festival ran for about 10 years beginning in the mid-80s through the mid-90s. The event didn’t take place for nearly 20 years. The event relaunched in 2014.
ASRL: Autumn Aloft went on a hiatus for some time. What did it take to lift the festival off the ground again in 2014?
MR: The event of the 80s and 90s took place in a different location. In order to relaunch the event, we worked very closely with PCMC to coordinate launch locations and approved landing areas. We continue to work closely with Park City to mitigate the impacts of the event.