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Salt Lake City: There's much to do besides ski in this valley

11/22/2009

Tracy L. Barnett, Miami-Herald -- Skiers who flock to this region for its legendary white powder and steep slopes often grab the first shuttle to their resort of choice, bypassing the state's capital city. But to do so is to miss half the fun. This cultural oasis in the middle of the desert has been defying expectations since its founding in

Cheap Skiing in Family-Friendly Brighton, Utah

11/20/2009

We Love the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass Some families will fly into Salt Lake and make this Utah visit their one big, blowout family ski holiday. If you don't want to be limited to only one mountain, yet need to sample all of the resorts in both Cottonwood Canyons at a reasonable cost, the best value is the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass. With this pass

Top five bargain destinations for winter

11/20/2009

By Christine Sarkis, USA Today -- Whether winter calls for sun or snow in your book, there are plenty of deals to put a vacation on your horizon. As destinations attempt to pull themselves out of the recession funk, they're offering winter deals worth serious consideration. I've monitored trends, industry news, and sale patterns to point you in

All-purpose Rail Event Center boasts modern vibe

11/19/2009

David Burger, Salt Lake Tribune -- When local singer-songwriter Kalai was booked to perform at Salt Lake City's The Rail Center, "I didn't really know where that was," he said. Although the center has been open since late August, the 42,000-square-foot venue will feature its highest-profile shows in the upcoming weeks when it hosts Kalai's

Salt Lake airport a great place to get stuck

11/18/2009

A traveler could do a lot worse than get stranded at Salt Lake City's aging airport, according to SeatGuru.com, which bills itself as the Web's most complete resource for airline information. On Tuesday, SeatGuru released its pick of Salt Lake City International Airport and four other domestic airports as the best places to be stuck during the

Snowbird To Open Friday, Nov. 20

11/18/2009

Snowbird, Utah - The 39 th winter season at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort begins Friday, Nov. 20, with skiing and riding on natural and man-made snow. Snowbird will open at 9 a.m. with the Gadzoom chairlift accessing intermediate and advanced terrain and Chickadee accessing beginner slopes; additional terrain will be evaluated as weather conditions

Utah Named the Happiest State in the Union

11/12/2009

November 12, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT - According to the just-released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index of the 50 states, Utah ranked number one as the happiest state in the Union. When you combine this with Salt Lake City's ranking as the "Fittest City in America" by Men's Fitness magazine in February 2009, you've got two great reasons to

Little America Hotel Opens Renovated, Expanded Meeting Space

11/11/2009

After six months of massive reconstruction, the Little America Hotel has unveiled its newly renovated world-class meeting space. The expansive remodel includes the addition of three large meeting rooms, adding 4,081 sq ft to the property's event space, which now totals 25,613 sq ft. "We are pleased to have improved upon one of Salt Lake City's

Facing the wild snowy yonder

11/11/2009

TRACY L. BARNETT, Houston Chronicle -- Curled up in front of the fire, I look out to a line of snow-frosted pines. Twenty-three inches of snow fell last night, so the snow is still fluffy and soft. Beyond the trees, I can see the tops of the mountains I will be ascending tomorrow. I'm trying not to think of all the things that can go wrong. I'm

Happiest U.S. states are wealthy and tolerant: Utah tops list

11/10/2009

By Jeanna Bryner, MSNBC--Though you might not be able to run away from your problems, moving to another state could be good for the soul. New research suggests U.S. states with wealthier, better educated and more tolerant residents are also happier on average. The reasoning is that wealthy states can provide infrastructure and so it's easier for