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Posts from November 2015

Salt Lake City has good cause to call itself ‘Ski City’


By Ian Merringer, Special to The Globe and Mail -- Little Cottonwood Canyon seems aptly named. No mere valley, this is a steep-sided trench running east into the Wasatch mountain range in northeast Utah. Its narrowest part is at its mouth. But as you drive further along State Route 210, up the 15-kilometre canyon, you can start to see how the now

Alta Ski Area to Open Friday, November 20


Alta, UT -- Alta Ski Area will open for the 2015/2016 season Friday at 9:15 am. Check out current conditions at Alta plans to run Collins, Wildcat and Sunnyside lifts, with roughly 30% of the mountain open. Alta is offering a $59 Area Day Pass until further openings. Pricing for beginners and children will be at our published rates

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2016


By Christopher Steiner, Forbes -- Does skiing change year to year? Of course it does. So, too, do the best ski resort rankings in the world. We’ve again worked most of the summer and fall to add information, statistics, formulas, programming, inputs and outputs to make our ski resort rankings even better. As always, the arbiter of the rankings is

Brighton Resort to Open – November 18th


Brighton, Utah November 16th, 2015- Brighton Resort will open on the 18th day of November, 2015. With recent snowfall combined with extensive snowmaking, Brighton Resort will be offering a base averaging around 22 inches on 6 runs serviced by 3 lifts. For opening day, Brighton Resort will offer “Top to Bottom” skiing & snowboarding off the

Trekaroo’s Top Picks for Where Your Family Should Be Heading in 2016


Trekaroo -- Over 169 million vacation days went unused last year. Were any of those days yours? Did you opt to plug away in the office instead of dance on a beach with your daughter? Did you push off vacation this year to save up for “the big trip” that never seems to really come to fruition? Stop skipping out on memories! Stop skipping out on

Ski country's best craft beer and spirits destinations


By Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY -- No other active travel pairs as well with adult beverages as skiing and snowboarding — the sport even has its own built in happy hour, Après Ski. For this reason, America's top ski towns have been leading the pack on the red hot trends of craft brewing and distilling, and are epicenters for locally made

Alta and Snowbird, UT: Where to Ski Now


By Ryan Krogh, Men's Journal -- Powder is what every skier and boarder lives for, and there's no better place to float on the fluffy stuff than Alta and Snowbird. Tucked high up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, it's not unheard of for the two resorts to get some 800 inches of snow. When it dumps, follow the booms: the ski patrol rolls out the in-bounds



Salt Lake City The Winter Market at Rio Grande, a project of Urban Food Connections of Utah, will return to Downtown SLC on November 7th at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S Rio Grande St). With more than 60 local vendors listed at the market is held for 13 alternating Saturdays, through the month of April, from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Ski Guide: Alta, Utah Deep Powder and Rugged Terrain


In 1938, thanks to the concerted effort of the US Forest Service and the Salt Lake City Winter Sports Association, Alta Ski Area opened as a small, one-lift ski resort. Before that, it was a silver-mining center. The small town, located near Alta’s Albion lift, had a reputation as a wild, somewhat lawless mining outpost and was home to some 20