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Posts from January 2016

America's Best Ski Tour Offers Taste Of Europe - With Better Snow


By Larry Olmsted, Forbes — In European skiing, there are several “mega-resorts” which combine multiple independent ski areas sharing borders on special lift tickets allowing visitors to ski from one to another. As result, the amount of skiing that can be done in one day is enormous, but more than that, these combined resorts link different towns,

Downtown Salt Lake City is a place to play after hitting the slopes


By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times — Downtown Salt Lake City is livelier than it used to be. City Creek Center, a 23-acre mall-and-housing redevelopment project (retractable roof, trout pond, completed in 2013) is a big part of that, as is the GREENbike sharing program, also begun in 2013. A loosening of liquor laws hasn't hurt, either. As

Sundance 2016: Eat, Drink, and Do Festival Combos


By Jenie Skoy, Paste — The Sundance Film Festival is exciting enough to draw almost 50,000 people to Utah each year, but if you love good food and the outdoors, the festival is just an added perk. During the 10-day event, screenings take place in multiple cities, so we’ve mapped out great activities and delicious food close to the most

Best Ski Resort Secrets Make Your Winter Vacation Better - For Free


By Larry Olmsted, Forbes — Avid skiers and snowboarders will go to great lengths to skip lift lines or get a shot at fresh powder, hiking for hours or doing costly heli-ski or sno-cat trips. Many other unique free programs are offered by top resorts, yet most visitors have no idea they exist. These are unexpected ways to change your annual ski



SALT LAKE CITY (January 2016) — Back by popular demand, Visit Salt Lake is again supporting the Salt Lake Festival Café in downtown Salt Lake January 22-30 at Sicilia Pizza Kitchen, located at 35 West Broadway. The Café offers live music each evening beginning at 8:30 p.m. except Sunday’s performance, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no



By Alex Pasquariello, Jetsetter -- Get more snow for your hard-earned dough this winter. Alex Pasquariello tracks down the most affordable ski hills in North America. Salt Lake City, Utah When it comes to touching down in ski country the most affordable flights by far are into Salt Lake City International Airport. Base yourself in the

Outdoor Retailer Returns to Salt Palace Convention Center January 7-10, 2016


SALT LAKE CITY (January 4, 2016) — An estimated 22,000 manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and media integral 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 2016 is being housed in the Calvin L. Rampton Salt

The hottest cocktail bar in teetotaling Salt Lake City


By Hana R. Alberts, New York Post — A top-shelf cocktail bar in Utah — a state full of stern alcohol restrictions? It would appear to be a contradiction in terms. True, it was initially hard for Copper Common, a new bar in Salt Lake City that serves a full menu of homey-yet-chic American food, to open its doors — because it took two full