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Women of Skiing: Snowbird

3/31/2011

Snowbird is the home base of some of the best skiers in the world. Here are the women who are pushing the progression of skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon including Utah's newest movie star, and the only female ski-BASE jumper in the world. Rachael Burks I'm mesmerized. It's an early December night and I'm cozied up inside a cabin atop Snoqualmie

Visit Salt Lake Rides for Cancer

3/29/2011

Salt Lake City (March 2011)-Thirteen members of the "Visit Salt Lake" cycling team, comprised primarily of Visit Salt Lake employees, recently completed its fifth annual trek to Moab, Utah, for the Skinny Tire Festival. Held in Utah's scenic Red Rock region of Southern Utah, the three-day event is a fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and

Brewers Association Announces 2011 Achievement Award Winners

3/28/2011

BOULDER, CO • March 28, 2011-Three members of the brewing community were recognized and awarded for their dedication and service before a packed room at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) opening session. This year, CBC was larger than ever, with 3,900 attendees and over 50 different seminars. Jennifer Talley of Squatters Pub Brewery/Salt Lake

‘Animal Superheroes!’ Exhibit Scheduled To Open At The Living Planet Aquarium

3/24/2011

Sandy, UT (March 24, 2011) -- After months of anticipation, excitement and exhibit building, the ‘Animal Superheroes!' exhibit opens Friday, April 1, 2011 at The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah. This is no April Fools' Day joke. There really is such thing as a Bird Poop frog and it has an amazing ability to hide in plain sight.

Visit Salt Lake Awards Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship To Cicily Kind

3/21/2011

SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2011) - Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recognized Cecily Kind as recipient of the fifth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship at its Annual Meeting held March 17. The scholarship honors VSL's former President and CEO, and her legacy to the Salt Lake hospitality community. VSL's Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship is bestowed

Annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Award Presented to Tori Piersante

3/21/2011

SALT LAKE CITY (March 21, 2011) - During Visit Salt Lake's annual meeting held March 17 at Abravanel Hall, Tori Piersante, Director of Convention Sales, was presented the sixth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award. "Tori truly hit her stride in 2010," said Scott Beck, president & CEO of Visit Salt Lake, in praise of Piersante.

Salt Lake Art Center and 337 Project Present Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Heart Out

3/16/2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Salt Lake Art Center and 337 Project are pleased to announce the Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out lawn sculpture competition. This juried competition gives the unsung heroes of Salt Lake City's public art world a chance to be recognized for their creativity-the lawn sculptures of all registered participants will be included in

Epic Spring Skiing in Utah

3/15/2011

When planning our trip of a lifetime to the Wasatch Mountains in February, my two sons and I dreamed of awakening one morning to a foot of that light, fluffy Utah powder. Midway through our weeklong jaunt, those powder visions became reality - and even more so. There were 18 inches on the ground one morning as we skied down from the Alta Lodge to

Subaru FWT Diaries: The Final Chapter

3/10/2011

By L.R. Fielding - powder.com Last Updated: March 12, 2011 V: The Final Chapter It's all over. The 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour came to a close today on Snowbird's North Baldy. Clouds and snow caused several hours of delay due to visibility, which affected the last leg of the men, who were in the top spots. "I was wondering what those