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Posts from February 2010

Getaway: Altitude without attitude in Utah


By Nancy Olesin, MetroWest Daily News -- Talk about convenience: Board a plane in Boston first thing in the morning and by lunch you can be skiing high in the mountains of Utah. Utah is a great choice for a ski getaway with friends or family, where lodging choices abound, from elegant to relaxing and rustic, in the 11 resorts within an hour's drive

Bambara Earns Top Awards in Salt Lake Magazine's 2010 Dining Awards


Executive Chef Nathan Powers Named "Best Chef" and Bambara Named "Best SLC Restaurant SALT LAKE CITY, February 24, 2010 - Executive Chef Nathan Powers and Bambara restaurant have received top awards from Salt Lake Magazine at the annual Dining Awards ceremony held February 23 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The magazine named Executive

Top photogs compete in ski resort shootout


Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- A fierce competition is being waged in the Cottonwood canyons this week to capture photographic images of skiing/boarding and Salt Lake County's four resorts in all of their glory. The impetus is the third annual Ski Salt Lake Shootout, a marketing program of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau and the

Utahns in Vancouver to tout 2002 Olympic legacy


By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The topic of business luncheons Saturday and Sunday in Vancouver will be Olympic legacy -- not British Columbia's, but Utah's. Officials from the Salt Lake, Park City and Ogden convention and visitors bureaus will deliver slightly differing messages about how their communities benefited from the 2002 Winter

America's Toughest Winter Jobs: A Day At Utah's Snowbird Ski Resort


We all know the old saying that you can't really understand another person's job until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Well what if those shoes are heavy, clunky ski boots? Somehow I found myself one morning before dawn at the top of a mountain, in near blizzard conditions, climbing an iced-over metal ladder. Did I mention the ski boots?

Snowbird Launches Share The Mountain Campaign


Snowbird, Utah - Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort has launched a new Share the Mountain campaign for the 2009/10 season aimed at raising guest and employee safety awareness. Share the Mountain includes an educational video, on-mountain and lift signage, stickers, pins, web site graphics, electronic signage and other tools emphasizing the need for

The Legacy of the Winter Games: These Olympic cities still carry a torch


MSN, Crai S. Bower -- The world may arrive in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. in February, but the legacy of Winter Olympic Games changes the spiritual and economic future of a host city forever. The 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics showcased North American Nordic environments, demonstrating that the Sierra Mountains more than held their own against

Salt Lake, Park City and Ogden Exemplify Olympic Legacy Potential


February 4, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT - Eight years removed from hosting one of the most successful Winter Olympics in history, it's safe to say the three cities whose venues showcased the incredible feats of the world's finest athletes those 17 magical days in February 2002-Salt Lake, Park City and Ogden-exemplify the incredible possibilities of

Utah's Newly-Relaxed Liquor Law Has Spurred a Boom in Craft Beers and Whisky


ABC News, Scott Mayerowitz -- Utah isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind if you're seeking a good drink. But thanks in part to a recent loosening of the state's liquor laws there is a burgeoning booze business in the state where the majority of residents are non-drinking Mormons. To see this boom, look no further than an old house and

Salt Lake CVB’s ‘Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass’ Available Year Round


The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, created by the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, continues to offer locals and visitors a streamlined way to enjoy some of Salt Lake area's best attractions. The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass lets locals and visitors take advantage of the city's proximity to both urban and mountain adventures. And, it's a