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Posts from January 2014

Why Yesterday’s Olympic Host Cities are Still as Good as Gold


By Matthew Moretti, The FlipKey Blog 2002: Salt Lake City, Utah US Medal Count: (10) Gold + (13) Silver + (11) Bronze = (34) **2nd Place Overall Why You’d Remember It: This was a particularly emotional Games, being the first since the 9/11 attacks and hosted on US soil (the first time since Lake Placid in 1980). Women’s bobsled was



By Devin Felix, Utah Business – It’s a sign of the seasons in Salt Lake City. Just as blooming flowers mean spring and the changing leaves mean autumn, the arrival of flocks of men and women wearing puffy coats and lanyards downtown can only mean one thing: The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market has returned. The annual outdoor trade show took

Shilo Inn changes hands, to undergo major renovations


By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, -- The distinctive red neon lights of Shilo Inn will no longer light up the hotel on West Temple after it undergoes major renovations. Last week, the hotel changed hands to the Burgess Group, a locally owned property management company. Burgess will renovate and update the building interior and exterior,

The Front Climbing Club SLC will be hosting the Di'namik 2014 Bouldering Championships.


On Thursday January 23rd, 2014, The Front Climbing Club SLC will be hosting the Di’namik 2014 Bouldering Championships. Professional and amateur climbers alike will be competing for their share of a $3k cash purse, over $5k in prizes, and all the prestige endowed to the winners of this first-ever event. Inspired by the PCA style bouldering

24 Best Places to Live and Work 2014


Sunset Magazine (January 2014) -- Looking for the perfect place to launch a career? Start a family? Just relax? We’ve found the ideal city, town, or neighborhood for you. Winner: Best city 'hood: Sugar House, Salt Lake City One of Salt Lake’s oldest neighborhoods, Sugar House draws its name from a 19th-century sugar beet factory (which

Outdoor Retailer Returns to Salt Palace Convention Center January 22-25


SALT LAKE CITY (January 20, 2014) — An estimated 22,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry will return to Utah this week, generating more than $20 million in direct delegate spending to Salt Lake and the state of Utah.* The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2014 expo runs January 22 through January 25 at the Calvin L.

25 Reasons To Move To Salt Lake City


By David Cross (MOVOTO Blog) -- This is your insider's guide to everything that makes Salt Lake City wonderful. 1. Free Concerts at Pioneer Park During the summer, the Twilight Concert Series assembles bands popular enough to sell out giant venues– for free. And I am not talking Bieber. More like MGMT, Empire of the Sun, The Nationals, Ludacris…

Alta Ski Area, Utah


Nathan Borchelt, USA Today -- In the well-heeled world of roving on-mountain champagne bars, heated gondolas and valet parking, Alta offers a refreshing reminder of the pure essentials of skiing. In many ways, the resort's present identity is anchored by the fact that it was one of the first ski resorts to open in the country. You're more liable to

Salt Lake Graced By Olympic Legacy


By Randall Shirley (Impact Magazine) -- I’M IN PURE BLISS, lying on Roger Olbrot’s massage table in Salt Lake City. If I make my brain squint, it’s February 2002, and I’m an Olympic athlete preparing to ski my way to a gold medal. I’m having my muscles worked on by Olbrot, director of massage during the Games, who applies the perfect



SALT LAKE CITY (January 2014) — Back by popular demand, Visit Salt Lake is again supporting the Salt Lake City Festival Café in downtown Salt Lake January 17-25. This year's host, Sicilia Pizza Kitchen, is located at 35 West Broadway -- directly across from its historic venue, the now-closed Beehive Tea Room. The Café will offer live music