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Posts from January 2015

  • Salt Lake puts city, mountain fun within reach

    By Moira McCarthy, The Boston Herald -- Even the most die-hard mountain vacation lover gets that hankering from time to time. “I want a city vacation.” After all, visiting a new city can be an adventure in itself. Discovering restaurants, museums, quirky neighborhoods, architecture and history is a blast. But if you are a mountain lover,

  • The Food Lover’s Guide to Salt Lake City

    By Teresa Tobat, The Daily Meal -- Salt Lake City beckons with mountains, gorgeous scenery, and surprisingly tasty eats. I won’t lie; I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by this town. But boy, I totally was. Not only is the city beautiful, but its downtown is quaint, clean, and more than worth the trip. Use this guide to see the sights and enjoy

  • Outdoor Retailer Returns to Salt Palace Convention Center January 21-24

    SALT LAKE CITY (January 20, 2015) — An estimated 22,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry will return to Utah today, generating more than $20 million in direct delegate spending to Salt Lake and the state of Utah.* The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015 is being housed in the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace

  • Five myths about ski vacations

    By Everett Potter, Special for USA Today -- As the cost of ski vacations continues to rise, there's a perception that ski resorts cater only to the well-heeled and are more interested in selling valuable real estate than supporting a venerable winter sport. Here's the truth behind five current myths about skiing. 1. Ski resorts have become

  • Salt Lake is the 6th Best-Performing City

    The Milken Institute publishes an annual report ranking America's "Best-Performing Cities" in terms of economic stability and vitality, and this year Salt Lake City once again landed in the top ten. The ranking is based on how housing markets; economic diversity; job creation, retention, and quality; wage growth; and other criteria factor into

  • Salt Lake's Homeless Outreach Program Featured on The Daily Show

    The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj recently sat down with Lloyd Pendleton, director of the Utah Homeless Task Force, to get the details on Salt Lake's unprecedented reduction in homelessness. Whether or not you're a fan of the show, the success of the "Housing First" program is indeed newsworthy. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full

  • Utah Offers More Mountains in Less Time

    By Mark Sissons for The Huffington Post -- "You're gonna love skiing in Utah on a Sunday morning because all the Mormons are in church," jokes the Ogden hotel clerk as my brother and I check out at dawn. We're bound for Solitude Resort, the last stop on our attempt to ski five of Utah's top resorts in five days. Anywhere else than possibly

  • The Secret’s Getting Out: Salt Lake’s the Place!

    Utah Business Magazine -- The national media is picking up on Salt Lake’s transformation into a world-class tourism destination featuring incredible food, endless shopping, unique activities and exciting adventures. The latest article singing the praises of Utah’s capital city is featured in Sherman’s Travel, where Salt Lake is named one of “5

  • Skiing the World: Exploring the diversity of Utah's mountain ranges

    By Tim Newcomb, Sports Illustrated -- As the winter season descends upon us, we'll take you around the globe to explore some of the best mountains in the world for skiing and snowboarding. First, we'll break down the best slopes in the state of Utah. You can hit the major resorts near Salt Lake City—we’ll get to those in a moment—or you can