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Posts from March 2016

Alta Earth Day – Saturday, April 16, 2016


Alta, UT – March 29, 2016: Join Alta this year for its 6th annual Alta Earth Day – building awareness and appreciation for the place we call Alta. This event is a collaborative effort by organizations and members of the Alta community – Alta Community Enrichment, Alta Ski Area - Alta Environmental Center, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Friends of

Grand Opening of Salt Lake City’s Regional Athletic Complex


Salt Lake City - March 29, 2016 -- Salt Lake City’s Public Services Department and the Parks and Public Lands Program invite the public to attend the opening celebration of the Regional Athletic Complex on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This kick-off event will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family including rugby,

5 Affordable Girls' Getaways


By Sery Kim, U.S News & World Report - When it comes to finding a place to decompress with your friends, college roommates or family members on a great getaway with the girls, the key is plenty of planning and choosing a destination that offers a winning mix of fun, relaxation and quality bonding time. But here's the thing: Selecting a girls'



By Amber Gibson, The Rabbit Hole - Utah is home to eight bean-to-bar chocolate makers, an active chocolate appreciation society and Caputo’s Market & Deli, which carries more than 300 different artisan chocolates, the largest selection of craft chocolate in the country. So how the heck did Utah become the craft chocolate capital of the country?

Salt Lake Ranked as One of Ten Best Places to Live in 2016


The Good Life (With Benefits) Ten towns where you can ski, bike, climb or paddle your career into early retirement. Where does New York banking giant Goldman Sachs have it second largest U.S. office? Not in Los Angeles, Chicago, or Miami, but here at 4,300 feet above sea level in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains. And it's not just Goldman,

Salt Lake City Named Most Pampered in U.S.


By Loraine Burger, Smart Meetings — Apparently, it’s Spring Beauty Week, and the subscriber-based activity discount website Groupon is celebrating by recognizing the most pampered city based on most purchased deals for personal grooming and care, including massages, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, facials, teeth whitening and tanning sessions.

Enjoy slopeside access to Alta at the Alta Peruvian Lodge


The Alta Peruvian Lodge at the base of Alta Ski Area looks like it's from another era. That's because it is, having been repurposed from its original use as a World War II nurses' barracks. Upon entering the lobby the welcoming aroma of the wood fire and rustic nature of the wood paneling evokes comparisons to European mountain hospitality. Round

Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City delivers luxury


The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City (SLC) exudes a calm elegance, even from the street. Top-hatted bellmen scurry to open doors and retrieve luggage under the covered portico. Upon entering the lobby, glittering chandeliers, tiled floors, mahogany walls and marble- and granite-trimmed doorways announces with certainty that luxury is

Alta delivers the fluff


A group of hard-core skiers, mostly men, stands impatiently at the base of the Collins lift at Alta Ski Area, amped up on the promise of fresh snow. It's 9:10 a.m. on a bluebird morning and fine spindrift spools off of the frosted jagged ridges above. When the gates open at 9:15 the group surges forward, jostling and elbowing to get on the chair,