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Posts from November 2013

Giving skiing a reboot


By Alison DaRosa, San Diego Union-Tribune -- You can teach an old dog new tricks. At least that’s what skier friends kept telling me. I hadn’t skied in 20 years — and even back then I was no whiz kid. But pals insisted it’s easier now. Shorter, fatter parabolic skis make a world of difference, they promised. Boots aren’t the torture tools they

Salt Lake City Selected to Host 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championships


Salt Lake City, UT (November 26, 2013) - USA Weightlifting announced its selection of Salt Lake City as the location for its 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championships to be held July 15-20 at the Grand America Hotel Grand Ballroom. Utah Weightlifting, Visit Salt Lake and the Utah Sports Commission will serve as the tournament hosts. This

Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America: AltaSnowbird, #5


By Freeskier Magazine (Nov. 25, 2013) -- Based on what we’ve seen and what we love about these ski resorts, we’ve ranked the top 10 ski destinations; this information is originally presented in our 2014 Resort Guide. We made this list by trying to answer the questions our friends ask us: I have a week of vacation, where should I go? I want to ski

Where to eat, drink and play on a Pac-12 road trip


By Bud Withers, Seattle Times -- With five straight national championships, the Southeastern Conference has pretty much put out of reach the debate on where the best football is played. But we would contend the newly expanded Pac-12 bows to no one for its varied landscape, inspiring geography and recreational pursuits. Nor for its gustatory

How to Try Winter Olympic Sports Yourself


By Jaye Moye, Men's Journal -- It is the rare and probably Canadian person who grew up near a luge track or a curling sheet. Though they become temporarily high profile when the Winter Olympics roll around, many winter sports are practiced only in very specific places by very specialized athletes. That makes fully appreciating the achievements that

Two Comic Con Events Planned for 2014


Utah Business, Salt Lake City — Dan Farr Productions DBA, Salt Lake Comic Con has announced it will hold two Comic Con events in 2014, including a 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) April 17-19 and the Second Annual Salt Lake Comic Con September 4-6. The decision to produce two events in 2014 was based on overwhelming fan response



November 18, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SNOWBIRD TO KICKOFF WINTER SEASON SNOWBIRD, UT – After a three-day storm painted Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort white with more than a foot of snow, the resort announced today it will open for skiing and snowboarding on Wednesday, Nov. 20. “We’ve been working hard to prepare the mountain for the opening

Lake Effect


By Jeff Layton, Alaska Airlines -- A whiteout welcomed us to Utah. It was the kind of day that powder hounds spend their offseason dreaming about. The snow was already calf deep when we arrive at Alta, and light, airy flakes were piling up faster than the snowcats could groom. If a chairlift at Alta’s bas hadn’t been just 50 steps from the

In Salt Lake City, a dynamic neighborhood with small businesses and room to stroll in


By Stephen Jermanok, The Washington Post -- With its broad streets lined with formidable government and mercantile buildings, Salt Lake City isn’t known as a good walking town. Perhaps that’s why the burgeoning 9th and 9th neighborhood comes across as such a pleasant surprise. At the intersection of 900 East and 900 South streets, the sidewalks

Salt Lake hosts TEAMS Conference & Expo '13


By Kevin Olsen, Salt Lake Magazine -- The worlds largest gathering of sports-event organizers met last week at the Salt Palace Convention Center for the 2013 TEAMS Conference & Expo. The conference was presented by SportsTravel magazine and hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and Visit Salt Lake. Headlining the event as keynote speakers were