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Posts from February 2013

Salt Lake City’s Rising Downtown Scene


By, Forbes Travel Guide Correspodent Stephanie Nitsch Since stepping into the limelight during the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City has experienced a renaissance and shows no signs of returning to its humble pioneer past. While visitors continue to flock to this area for the notoriously stellar skiing and snowboarding, the city’s evolving

Photographer Gets a Repeat Victory in Ski Salt Lake Shootout


By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune Steve Lloyd has a winning knack for photographing skiers on steep, deep slopes in the Cottonwood canyons. The 36-year-old Cottonwood Heights man won the Ski Salt Lake Shootout for the second straight year, defeating seven other photographers in the sixth-annual contest sponsored by Visit Salt Lake. "It was

Steve Lloyd Wins Ski Salt Lake Shootout… Again


From POWDER Magazine All eyes on Steve Lloyd's slideshow. PHOTO: DAVID REDDICK (By, Derek Taylor)-- For the second year in a row, Salt Lake City native Steve Lloyd is the Ski Salt Lake Shootout overall champion. Lloyd beat out a diverse field comprised half of local photographers, and half of professionals from all across the globe,

Living Planet Aquarium Sees Record Attendance in 2012

2/13/2013 The Living Planet Aquarium received 457,619 visits in 2012, the most it has had since it opened in 2004. This is an increase of 14 percent from the previous record, 392,135 in 2010. The year also gave The Living Planet the highest annual percentage increase among all aquariums in the United States in 2012. General admission

Becker’s Lunar Calendar: Year of the Bike for Salt Lake City


By Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune The Chinese zodiac may have 2013 down as the “Year of the Snake,” but, according to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s reading of the lunar calendar, it’s the “Year of the Bike.” Or so he said in his State of the City address last month. But what exactly that entails remains somewhat vague. That

Hotel Monaco Earns Place on List of the Best Hotels in Salt Lake City

2/4/2013 -- Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City was recently named one of the 2013 Best Hotels in Salt Lake City by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations, and ratings. "With our recent top-to-bottom