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Posts from December 2011

GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival Hits Salt Lake City January 12-15


Sundance, Utah (December 22, 2011) -- This January, the best action sports filmmakers, iconic athletes, and culture enthusiasts will descend upon Salt Lake City for the 12th annual GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival. This year's event will run January 12-15, 2012 with screening and party headquarters at The Depot (13 North 4th West;

Salt Lake City Tops TripAdvisor's List for 'Best Bargain Ski Destination'


SALT LAKE CITY, December 2011-- TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site* and trusted among savvy travelers, recently launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski, a cost comparison of popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada, naming Salt Lake City the most affordable ski destination. Numerous factors went into creating the

Utah cities among top U.S. economic performers


By Tom Harvey, The Salt Lake Tribune -- When it comes to measuring how well cities nationally and in the region are functioning in today's challenging economy, Utah metro areas are among the tops, two new reports show. The Ogden-to-Provo metropolitan corridor placed three cities in the Top 15 in economic activity among a list of the nation's "Best

Salt Lake Most Popular Faith-Based Tourist Destination


By Joshua Bolding Deseret News Published: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 4:10 p.m. MST Salt Lake City is tied with Israel as the most attractive spot for faith-based travel, according to a survey of 1,600 tour operators. The inaugural survey, conducted by the National Tour Association's monthly trade publication "Courier," asked tour operators a

The Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States


By Christopher Steiner, Forbes Magazine -- When I became serious about skiing, I wanted to know where, exactly, I should be spending my time and my money. I approached the problem as an engineer might. I used quantitative methods: which resort gets the most snow, which has the largest vertical drop, where are the fastest lifts, the most runs, etc.



SNOWBIRD, UT -- Forty years of Snowbird history are being celebrated this month with a Birthday Bash and Snowbird's annual Summit Gala. "Snowbird has become an iconic Utah destination, and we are delighted to celebrate 40 years of pristine powder skiing, Tram rides and family vacations." said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird and one of six

UTA Ski Service to Begin This Weekend


Utah Transit Authority will begin its seasonal ski service on Sunday, Dec. 11. Ski buses will provide daily service to resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, including Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. UTA will also begin service to Sundance Ski Resort in Utah County on Friday, Dec. 9. Route connections in Salt Lake County may be

Tour ski slopes with just a click


It may not be the same as strapping on a pair of skis and swishing through fresh powder down Big Emma or Regulator Johnson, but those who can’t head up to Snowbird, Solitude or other Utah ski resorts can now go online and get an eye-level view of the state’s best ski runs. Google, which makes the Street View feature of Google Maps, has now made