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Posts from February 2014

Utah Versus Colorado—the Final Reckoning


By Marc Peruzzi, Outside Magazine -- There’s a ferocious battle for snowsports business being waged right now between these two western states. So who’s going to win the Wasatch-Front-versus-Front-Range wintry gear smackdown? Marc Peruzzi weighs in. Back when there were more shirtless men at the Outdoor Retailer show than you’ll find on today's

Vodka maker setting up shop in Midvale


By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Another vodka maker is setting up shop in Utah. This time it’s Salt City Vodka, which will produce spirits at a facility in Midvale. On Tuesday, the state liquor commission granted a manufacturing license to Salt City Vodka’s parent company, Elevation Distilling. Owners Aaron Ilott and

From Scratch: New downtown eatery lives up to its name with pizza perfection


By Ted Scheffler, City Weekly -- For the past few years, I’ve noticed that more and more restaurant menus are littered with terms like “homemade,” “housemade” and “from scratch.” You’ve probably seen the same. More often than not, these wholesome-sounding descriptions are accompanied by the adjectives “artisan,” “local” or “craft.” OK: We get

If previous hosts a guide, Sochi will see tourism boost


By Nancy Armour, USA Today -- Ask people their impression of Salt Lake City before the 2002 Olympics, and odds were it wouldn't have been too favorable. "The image people had before was dry, white and Mormon," said Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake. A dozen years later, Salt Lake City's tourism industry is booming, and it

Snowbird Hosts 28th Annual Steve Young Ski Classic


Snowbird, Utah – The 28th Annual Steve Young Ski Classic will bring an impressive group of former NFL players, Olympians and Paralympians to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Saturday, March 1, 2014, to ski and raise money for Wasatch Adaptive Sports programs. “It’s always exciting to see the Wasatch Adaptive Sports athletes inspire the professional



By Pam Olson, Ski Utah Blog -- Fabulous architecture, art, dining and exclusive shopping at your fingertips. Sometimes it’s worth a break from the slopes. While enjoying a week in Utah on a ski vacation, even the best of us—the most hard-core, the most enthusiastic—can’t ski every single day. The conditions might not allow it, for one thing.

Alta Ski Resort Family Vacations


By Diana Lambdin Meyer, Family Vacation Critic -- Alta Ski Resort isn't your typical western U.S. ski resort. Each of the five lodges is independently owned, and there isn't a village center in which skiers typically gather after a day on the slopes. Instead, the public areas and bars and restaurants in each lodge become the focal point of social

Salt Lake City megahotel proposal clears House committee


By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- A bill to help finance a convention center-headquarters hotel in downtown Salt Lake City sailed through a House committee Wednesday. The House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee voted unanimously to advance the bill to the full House. The lack of dissent was noteworthy. Three of the

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium announces opening date!


Draper, Utah -- The time has finally come! The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will be open to the public on Tuesday March 25th! Doors will open at 10:00 am at 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway in Draper, Utah. The new location is 136,000 square feet, over 3 times larger than its predecessor in Sandy. This location will allow guests to be more fully

Missed Sochi? Go for the Winter Games gold, D-I-Y style


By Jill K. Robinson, SF Gate -- Maybe you thought about it. Perhaps you even looked into getting tickets. But ultimately, the truth must be faced: You're not going to Sochi. The Olympic Winter Games is a spectacle unlike many other modern sporting events. Each host venue practically hums with excitement during the 18 days of competition.