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Your Travel Guide to the Snowboard Mecca of North America: Salt Lake City

8/25/2017

By T Bird, Transworld Snowboarding -- Salt Lake City, Utah is without question the snowboard Mecca of North America. Is that a bold statement? Yes. However, is it relatively inarguable? Also…yes. Think about it. Within a half hour drive from the Salt Lake City International airport lie 6 world-class resorts and if one were to expand that drive to

8 Outdoor Adventures Found in Major Cities

8/25/2017

By Brian Handwerk, Nat Geo Adventure — The wilderness doesn't have a monopoly on adventure. In fact, savvy city dwellers know that epic biking, paddling, and camping trips needn't always involve joining Friday night's mad rush to get out of town. Locals love these close-to-home urban adventures—and outdoorsy visitors will find them a welcome break

The Grand America Hotel saving big on energy

8/24/2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Aug. 24, 2017) — The Grand America, Salt Lake City’s largest convention hotel, is saving 2.6 million kilowatt-hours of energy a year, thanks to a recently-completed project aimed at cutting back on energy demand. The hotel invested $550,000, of which Rocky Mountain Power provided $251,596 in wattsmart Business

Visit Salt Lake Launches Blueprint Salt Lake

8/21/2017

SALT LAKE CITY (August 21, 2017) – To ensure the long-term vitality and success of Salt Lake’s visitor economy, Visit Salt Lake is launching Blueprint Salt Lake, a collaborative action plan that explores how the destination and its quality of life narrative can evolve into a catalyst for innovation, investment and economic growth. Inspired by

Clay Partain Recognized as an Industry “Game Changer” by Connect Sports Magazine

8/9/2017

Salt Lake City (Aug. 9, 2017) -- Clay Partain, director of sports market sales at Visit Salt Lake, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Sports magazine’s “Game Changers” feature in the fall 2017 issue. Connect Sports is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to professionals and planners in the sports tourism