Ski & Snowboard News / Brighton's Blind Miner Cafe
Jan 22, 2016 06:15PM ● Published by Harriet Wallis
photo: Harriet Wallis
Mike majored in Small Business and Entrepreneurship in college. He came west to ski and then bought and operated a coffee kiosk. Now he's expanded and created the Blind Miner. "I love this place because people get to meet here. Families come in with their children -- and so do the pro boarders.It's a place where everyone is welcome."
The Blind Miner is a fabled character in Big Cottonwood Canyon. As a miner, he lost most of his eyesight in a faulty dynamite blast. He had some peripheral vision, so he continued to mine. In order to continue digging in a straight line, he lined up candles with the entry and that gave him the correct alignment. Look for photos from the old days on the cafe walls.