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Posts from February 2009

New Yorker Chef Will Pliler Honored Again by Salt Lake Magazine


In 2006, New Yorker Chef Will Pliler was named Chef of the Year by Salt Lake Magazine. On Tuesday, February 17, the magazine presented Pliler with another award - their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Pliler joined the New Yorker staff during its first year in 1978 and has served as Executive Chef since 1984. "Will shares much of the

Salt Lake City’s come a long way


Skiers who flock to this region for its legendary white powder and steep slopes often grab the first shuttle to their resort of choice, bypassing the state's capital city. But to do so is to miss half the fun. This cultural oasis in the middle of the desert has been defying expectations since its founding in 1847 by Mormon settlers, or

Ski Photo Competition


After a successful first run in 2008 the second annual Ski Salt Lake Shootout got underway Monday at the four resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The contest brings local and global ski photographers to the canyons and pairs them with Utah-based athletes for four-days of skiing and shooting. Last year's winner Grant Gunderson had his

Temple Square Ranked One Of America's Most Visited Tourist Attractions


A new ranking of the most popular tourist attractions Call it a coincidence, but in the historic election year of 2008, the home of the Liberty Bell cracked the Forbes Traveler list of America's Most Visited Tourist Attractions. Independence National Historic Park, the Philadelphia site that includes the famous bell (as well as the hall where

Laura Barnes Joins Salt Lake CVB's Marketing Team


The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced that Laura Barnes is taking on the role of Tourism Communications Manager, sharing the message of Salt Lake's incredible year-round tourism product with local, national and international media. Laura will also focus on the Bureau's social media content and be involved in keeping its "My

Salt Lake Airport on top


For the second consecutive year, Salt Lake City International Airport is first in the nation for on-time arrivals and departures, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics found that 83.51 percent of the airport's flights are on time, and 86.35 percent of the departures are on time.

Salt Lake rolls out 'aggressive' green plan


Deseret News Aaron Falk Salt Lake City leaders on Tuesday rolled out an "aggressive" environmental agenda aimed at curbing emissions, improving air quality and drastically reducing waste sent to landfills. Already vowing to shrink emissions 20 percent by 2020, the city's sustainability office announced its plans to cut garbage sent to landfills

It’s Lights, Camera ... Action Sports


New York Times By Wina Sturgeon Those who watched the AST Dew Tour action sports stop here last fall on television probably noticed the same slogan on every start ramp and barrier wall: Utah, the State of Sport. It was a symbol nearly seven years in the making. Through their experience in planning for and hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics,

Utah's ski resorts offer plenty of powder at affordable prices


By Jayne Clark, USA TODAY (Feb. 13, 2009) SALT LAKE CITY - In any other U.S. city, the sight of Andrew Babis and his son Carmine clutching skis, poles and boots at a downtown bus stop might draw double takes. But here outside the Sheraton in the bracing air and weak light of a Monday morning, they attract nary a glance. Babis and son, who flew