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Posts from December 2013

USA TODAY's Reader's Choice: Best Ski Destination - Salt Lake City #5


USA TODAY, Reader's Choice: Best Ski Destination - Salt Lake City #5 The Cottonwood canyons that branch off the southwestern edge of this major metropolis offer easy access to four world-class ski resorts within 30 minutes of the airport. The big boys on the block—Snowbird and ski-only Alta—reside on the ridges of Little Cottonwood, offering

Library to the Lift: Alta


By Kailey Kornhauser, -- Kailey is a Junior at Westminster College studying History. She works in the outdoor recreation program there and is also the Speaker of the Senate for the student government. Thursday, a break between finals and we jump at the opportunity to head to the mountains. Westminster College might be one of the only

Early season trip to Utah resort pays big dividends for skiers


By Larry Walsh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -- An early December ski trip to a western resort can be a gamble in terms of sufficient snow cover to justify the expense and time to get there. But that wasn’t a problem at this Wasatch Mountain ski area less that an hour from the Salt Lake City International Airport, where they measure snowfall in feet,

Salt Lake earning reputation as tourism center


By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Ask travelers about visiting Utah, and chances are they will talk about national parks, red rock scenery and ski resorts nestled in the midst of snow-capped mountains. The reality, though, is that Salt Lake City remains the single biggest generator of tourism revenue. Visit Salt Lake President and CEO

8 Holiday Travel Hacks: Stealthy ways to hit the skies—for cheap


By Yelena Moroz, MensHealth -- Pack your bags—you’re on your way to becoming a better man. According to new research from Northwestern University, a stamp-filled passport will make you a more trusting person, especially if you venture out to places unlike your home. That’s good advice: Span the globe, improve your character. But during the

8 Holiday Travel Hacks


By Yelena Moroz, Men's Health -- How can you schedule a last-minute trip without beginning 2014 in the red? By getting a little crafty. Here are eight sneaky holiday travel hacks: 5. Bundle up. Check hotel sites for packaged deals. At Sandos, a resort with properties in Los Cabos, Cancun, and Riviera Maya, you can save as much as 20 percent on

Alaska Airlines Adds More Salt Lake City Service


MSN Money, Dec. 20, 2013 -- Alaska Airlines is adding daily flights to three more cities from Salt Lake City next summer, marking the latest in a series of route expansions. The carrier will begin flying nonstop from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho, and Las Vegas on June 16 and between Salt Lake City and San Francisco on June 18. Special

12 incredible ski experiences you can only have in Utah


By Sarah Park, Matador Network 1. Be delivered via conveyor belt into a huge, powdery bowl. The Peruvian Tunnel at Snowbird transports skiers and snowboarders to the backside of the resort by shooting them through a 12′x10′ tunnel punched through the face of the mountain. You wouldn’t notice just by looking at the Hidden Peak ridgeline, but

Two new distilleries to open in Salt Lake City


By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The number of distilleries in Utah nearly doubled on Tuesday when the state liquor commission granted licenses to two new Salt Lake County spirit-making operations. Sugar House Distillery, 2212 S. West Temple, and Beehive Distillery, 1745 S. Milestone (3000 West), are the fourth and fifth

Salt Lake City Still Captures My Heart


By Carla Marie Rupp, Never Stop Traveling -- In 2002 Salt Lake City brought people from all walks of life from all over the world to this beautiful capital city of Utah on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. While I didn’t make it to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, this year I finally did have my own wonderful experience