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Posts from November 2011

UTA announces next round of schedule changes (Ski Bus begins!)


By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- UTA plans mostly routine tweaks to schedules to improve reliability and make transfer connections easier - although some bigger changes include beginning all-day ski buses for the season, adding weekend buses between Salt Lake City and Park City, and giving Santaquin its first-ever bus service. Ski buses

The Best States For Business -- #1: Utah! Again!


Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes -- The U.S. economy grew by 2.5% in the third quarter which was its best performance in a year, but no one is breaking out the party hats just yet after the first half saw microscopic growth of 0.9%. Economic problems are still seemingly everywhere. Unemployment is too high at 9.1% with underemployment running at a recent

“Break the ice” at the new Gallivan Center Ice Rink


Salt Lake City, UT - You know winter is here when the Gallivan Center Ice Rink opens for the season. The newly renovated ice rink is 50 percent larger than the old rink and is a quite a bit flashier due to a new light system that changes the ice different colors while skating, concession area with fresh baked food and more. The Gallivan Center

Salt Lake City cultural district offers portrait of Utah


Tom Wharton, Salt Lake Tribune (Nov. 22, 2011)--The opening of the $103 million Museum of Natural History of Utah on Salt Lake City’s northeast bench added another major connection to those who love Utah. Its site on the shoreline of ancient Lake Bonneville overlooking the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake provides a physical connection to the

New Utah Museums Natural History Museum & The Leonardo


By Scott Renshaw, City Weekly (November 21, 2011)--Four hundred years ago, if you were interested in seeing fascinating objects to learn about the world, you would probably have to visit “cabinets of wonders”—rooms where those objects were organized and displayed to be experienced passively. And through most of the 20th century, that model didn’t

Visit Salt Lake Wins WACVB's Best Idea Program Achievement Award


SALT LAKE CITY, November 2011 - At its annual conference held mid-October, the Western Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) presented Visit Salt Lake with one of four Best Idea Program Achievement Awards for Visit Salt Lake's "SLC Summer Crew Campaign," a summer-long social media-based program featuring 22 'crew members,' or brand

Aerie Remodel Brings New Dining Experience to Snowbird


SNOWBIRD, UTAH - Thanks to the combination of a complete remodel of the floor space, a new chef and a new manager, guests of the Aerie Restaurant, Lounge and Sushi Bar can expect an entirely new dining experience on the 10th floor of The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird. "Snowbird is excited to continue offering award-winning dining to both our local and

Ski Salt Lake and LivingSocial Escapes Storm into Ski Season with Great Savings


SALT LAKE CITY, November 7, 2011- Ski trips to Salt Lake are more affordable than ever this winter as Visit Salt Lake today announced its Ski Salt Lake program is partnering with LivingSocial Escapes for the company's first-ever "featured destination" theme week, beginning today. This is the first time LivingSocial Escapes has featured a

The best cities to live car-free in America


By Charles B. Stockdale, -- Several factors make a city easy to live in without a car. The most important one is a widely available and efficient public transportation system. Another is having daily amenities, such as groceries, shopping, schools and entertainment, nearby and within easy reach on foot or by bicycling. The

Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude Earn Top Spots in SKI Magazine Reader Survey


SALT LAKE CITY, November 1, 2011--Salt Lake ski resorts topped the charts of the 2011 SKI Magazine reader survey, earning Top Ten rankings in more than 10 different categories. Highlights include Alta receiving the #1 nomination for Overall Satisfaction, Character, Snow as well as being ranked the Top Skier’s Mountain. “These honors,” said