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Annie
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Raclette Dinner
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Feb 25
Mat Kearney @ The Complex
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Mar 2
Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
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Gallivan Center Ice Skating
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12/30/2016
Utah Business Magazine — Alta has been recognized as one of the Overall Best in Snow, Beginner Friendly, Most Challenging, Family Friendly, Best Snow Quality and Best Value ski areas in the High West, winning a 2016-17 Best in Snow Award, Powered by Liftopia....more
08/12/2016
By Jasen Lee, KSL.com — Utah's convention profile could be raised significantly with a positive showing at one of the nation's top meeting events that is set to begin this weekend. On Saturday through Tuesday, Salt Lake City will host the annual meeting of a group of influential decisionmakers that has the potenti...more
08/01/2016
By MIKE GORRELL, The Salt Lake Tribune — Talk about exceeding expectations. Salt Lake City's convention people knew they had landed a good product when they first brought the Outdoor Retailer trade shows to town in 1996. But they never would have dreamed that this year's Summer Market, which opens Wednesday at ...more
05/16/2016
By Richie Bernardo, WalletHub -- School’s out, the mercury’s rising, and some folks have yet to make good use of their tax refunds. In short, it’s time to plan the perfect summer getaway. According to Adobe’s latest Digital Index Summer Travel Report, Americans plan to spend nearly $83 billion — an increase of 5.5...more
05/16/2016
Utah Business Magazine — This week, owners and more than 140 employees from Le Bus, Salt Lake City, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company’s opening in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. With a fleet size of 77 vehicles that includes full-size buses, vans and support vehicles, the company is currently listed ...more
05/04/2016
By Mike Morrell, The Salt Lake Tribune — Since Wednesday was National Travel Rally Day, some leaders of Utah's tourism industry got together to celebrate the importance of their businesses to the state. They also wanted to emphasis that their public/private partnership has been a key to travel and tourism activiti...more
05/02/2016
By Jasen Lee, Deseret News — SALT LAKE CITY — Redevelopment of Utah's largest airport is getting even more expansive. Salt Lake City International Airport officials Monday announced plans to build a $740 million concourse north of the existing terminal to accommodate projected growth in passenger traffic and to re...more
01/20/2016
By Jenie Skoy, Paste — The Sundance Film Festival is exciting enough to draw almost 50,000 people to Utah each year, but if you love good food and the outdoors, the festival is just an added perk. During the 10-day event, screenings take place in multiple cities, so we’ve mapped out great activities and delicious...more
11/12/2015
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 ...more
11/04/2015
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 o...more
08/24/2015
The state's largest convention will continue its nearly 20-year run in Utah for at least a few more years....more
06/22/2015
Salt Lake’s urban scene is on the rise, fast becoming a foodie favorite and an ideal place to live, visit and host meetings. Meetings Focus Magazine -- Salt Lake City’s renaissance kicked in shortly after the opening of City Creek Center in 2012 – the 23-acre, mixed-use development and cornerstone of downtown...more
06/04/2015
By John S Kiernan, WalletHub -- School’s out, the mercury’s rising and, for some folks, tax refunds have yet to be spent. What does this mean for millions of Americans? Time to plan their perfect summer getaways. Americans of all ages — but Baby Boomers and Traditionalists especially — plan to travel and increase ...more
05/29/2015
Jonha Revesencio, Huffington Post -- Remember we've talked about how digital nomads get to travel and still make money? Looks like a group of people might just have cracked the code. On July 24, 1847, when the Mormon pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley in Utah, Brigham Young looked out across the land and said, ...more
05/11/2015
Economic Review -- These are exciting times for travel from the Salt Lake City International Airport and the future couldn't be brighter, says Bianca Shreeve, public relations and marketing manager for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. This month Delta is launching daily nonstop service from Salt Lake Cit...more
04/17/2015
By Alex Bell, Motorhome Republic -- With its Carnival of Mirrors theme, Burning Man Festival 2015 is shaping up to be the best ever. Demand for tickets is through the roof, which means RV rentals for Burning Man are also selling out fast. While it’s extremely difficult to book a motorhome pick-up in spots such as ...more
03/17/2015
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Bowman Brown, chef and co-owner of Salt Lake City's Forage restaurant, is once again a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary industry's most prestigious recognition program....more
03/13/2015
By MARINA HARSS, The New York Times -- “We suffer physical pain and shocking injuries,” a female voice intones as images of calloused and bandaged toes flash across the screen. “There’s rivalry,” says a pretty brunette, “and relationships.” Cut to a glimpse of an anxious dancer biting her lip in the studio, follow...more
01/09/2015
The Milken Institute publishes an annual report ranking America's "Best-Performing Cities" in terms of economic stability and vitality, and this year Salt Lake City once again landed in the top ten....more
01/07/2015
The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj recently sat down with Salt Lake's Lloyd Pendleton, director of the Utah Homeless Task Force, to get the details on Salt Lake's unprecedented reduction in homelessness....more
01/05/2015
Utah Business Magazine -- The national media is picking up on Salt Lake’s transformation into a world-class tourism destination featuring incredible food, endless shopping, unique activities and exciting adventures. The latest article singing the praises of Utah’s capital city is featured in Sherman’s Travel, wh...more
12/08/2014
By Alex Bell, AirportRentals.com -- Dreaming of the ultimate White Christmas? The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City is the perfect Christmas holiday destination. After landing at SLC Airport and collecting your car rental, a winter wonderland lies at your doorstep. This mountainous region is renowned for having the ...more
11/11/2014
By Lucy Burningham, New York Times -- In a place known more for proximity to powdery ski slopes than perfect espresso pulls, it’s easy to assume Salt Lake City couldn’t breed advanced coffee geek culture....more
10/28/2014
By Gabe Saglie, ABC News -- Salt Lake City is a gateway to the West -– a centrally located destination where ski buffs flock in winter and where travelers, year round, come for food, art and a growing arts scene....more
10/28/2014
By Randall Weissman, Chicago Tribune -- This city's new slogan, SkiCityUSA, is especially apt because eight major ski resorts are within an hour's drive of the airport....more
10/16/2014
By, Christy Karras (Yahoo.com) -- Salt Lake City doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a nightlife hotspot, but its family-oriented culture long ago spawned a lively counterculture that in recent years has come of age in a big way....more
09/05/2014
By Michelle Sandstrom, TheDailyMeal -- Whatever your reason for visiting Salt Lake there is probably someone at home to bring a gift back for!...more
08/31/2014
By TONY SEMERAD, The Salt Lake Tribune -- They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cate...more
08/28/2014
By Stuart Melling, The Utah Review -- Only one week to go now and the Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 will burst onto downtown SLC like a Cylon Basestar on Dradis. Hmm sorry, I geeked out from excitement there a little. But who could blame me? The impending mega-show gets bigger and brighter by the day, aiming to draw mo...more
07/29/2014
By Christian Neeser, MyLife -- Salt Lake City - # 1. Surrounded by beautiful mountain landscape, Salt Lake City is certainly the most aesthetically pleasing town on our list. But that’s not all the state capital of Utah has to offer recent college graduates. They ranked third in percentage of residents between 25-...more
07/24/2014
By Holly Woolard, Smart Meetings -- Celebrating the 100th anniversary of destination marketing this week in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel & Casino, the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) endorsed its 2014-15 board of directors during its annual convention. Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit S...more
07/23/2014
By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today -- Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is getting a major overhaul. Work is now underway on a $1.8 billion upgrade that includes a new terminal that will give fliers sweeping views of the nearby Wasatch mountain range. Local and airport officials predict the transformation of th...more
07/17/2014
By Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune -- After two decades of planning, Salt Lake City will begin today building the airport of tomorrow. The $1.8 billion project will boast a brand-new terminal and, officials say, transform Salt Lake City International into one of the nation’s most efficient airports....more
07/02/2014
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- For a century of support in moving visitors around to see the state’s natural wonders, Lewis Stages received this year’s "tourism achievement award" from Visit Salt Lake. The highest honor handed out by what once was called the convention and visitors bureau, the award rec...more
06/25/2014
Alexis Korman (Fodors.com) --Bar hopping in Utah? If you're raising an eyebrow, read on. Salt Lake City is blossoming with new bars and edgy eateries that are pushing the envelope....more
06/23/2014
Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, is full of intriguing art and culture events this summer. From new museum exhibitions to jazz and art festivals, as well as historical reenactments of Utah’s past, there is a wealth of opportunities to discover the region’s diverse culture and heritage. We bring you our top ten...more
06/18/2014
By Mary Brown Malouf, Salt Lake Magazine -- Restaurant entrepreneur Scott Evans just called with big news; He has bought the cool old downtown building where Lemon Grass used to be (327 W 200 South) and will be moving his popular Finca restaurant to the new (old) location from its current location on 1100 East (ac...more
05/27/2014
By Anne Wilson, special to The Salt Lake Tribune -- For all I know, fans of the now-closed Plum Alley are still mourning its succulent pork belly buns and those steaming bowls of ramen soup, an antidote for whatever ailed you, whether it was a hangover or an inversion-inspired funk. But here’s something to help mo...more
05/21/2014
HuffingtonPost.com -- Ty Burrell is best known as Phil Dunphy on ABC's "Modern Family." He's also performed in films, plays and TV shows. Though he hails from Grants Pass, Oregon, he now calls Salt Lake City home, where he owns Beer Bar....more
05/13/2014
By Michelle Sandstrom (TheDailyMeal.com) -- Ty Burrell, one of the stars of hit show Modern Family, has two projects in Salt Lake City that are really spicing up the cities night life....more
05/13/2014
By Michelle Sandstron (TheDailyMeal.com) -- Salt Lake isn't known for its fine dinning, but new restaurants like Forage will really surprise visitors....more
04/21/2014
By Ted Scheffler, City Weekly -- With spring in the air and baseball back in swing, I find myself veering toward sports bars a little more than usual. The crack of a bat and the snap of opening a cold bottle of brew are two of my favorite sounds. I used to think that sport-themed bars and restaurants were a fairly...more
04/15/2014
By Nancy Cook, National Journal -- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is not your typical Utah politician. For starters, he's a Democrat and a proud progressive in a Red State, the son of a former U.S. ambassador, who grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended a private Episcopal school. Yet, Becker settled in Utah ...more
04/14/2014
By Randy Nelson, Movoto -- Not too big, not too small, these places are just the right size. When it comes to excitement, they’re absolutely huge. We’ve been doing some exciting things here on the Movoto Real Estate Blog. More specifically, we’ve been doing some things involving excitement, or, even more specifica...more
03/22/2014
By Richard White -- Flaneuring downtown Salt Lake City (SLC) was easy from our south downtown Red Lion Hotel. It provided easy access to all downtown attractions including the Central Library and the Leonardo (creativity centre), Temple Square, City Creek Centre and The Gateway Mall. And of course, you are inside...more
03/19/2014
By Lee Davidson, Salt Lake Tribune-- Always near top » In decade, it ranked best for departures in 7 years and 6 years for arrivals....more
03/17/2014
Thanks to your passionate support, GREENbikeSLC was THE MOST SUCCESSFUL small BIKE SHARE in the COUNTRY last year....more
03/02/2014
By sninet.com - Alta, #1: "With the great weather we've had here, what's not to like?" Salt Lake's four world-class resorts are in the top 10 (top 6, actually). #1 - Alta #2 - Snowbird #4 - Solitude #6 - Brighton...more
02/25/2014
By Ted Scheffler, City Weekly -- For the past few years, I’ve noticed that more and more restaurant menus are littered with terms like “homemade,” “housemade” and “from scratch.” You’ve probably seen the same. More often than not, these wholesome-sounding descriptions are accompanied by the adjectives “artisan,” “...more
02/21/2014
By Pam Olson, Ski Utah Blog -- Fabulous architecture, art, dining and exclusive shopping at your fingertips. Sometimes it’s worth a break from the slopes. While enjoying a week in Utah on a ski vacation, even the best of us—the most hard-core, the most enthusiastic—can’t ski every single day. The conditions might ...more
02/12/2014
Alaskan Airlines-- Alaska Airlines is pleased to announce that we're bringing even more flights and low fares to Salt Lake City. Explore More with new nonstop service from Boise, Las Vegas, and San Francisco....more
02/07/2014
SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 07, 2014) – The Grand America Hotel Spa, recently renovated to provide a luxurious escape to Salt Lake City visitors and residents alike, has ranked 16th among the country’s hotel spas in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Poll...more
02/06/2014
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah House speaker is swayed by funding provision for state tourism promotion....more
02/04/2014
Billy Brown, USA Today -- Even though it lies only a 40 minute drive away from Salt Lake City International Airport and the bustling urban center of the same name, Solitude Mountain delivers a quiet atmosphere that fully lives up to its name....more
01/24/2014
By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof, KSL.com -- The distinctive red neon lights of Shilo Inn will no longer light up the hotel on West Temple after it undergoes major renovations. Last week, the hotel changed hands to the Burgess Group, a locally owned property management company. Burgess will renovate and update the build...more
01/17/2014
By Randall Shirley (Impact Magazine) -- Salt Lake City A Vast Playground For Active Adventures....more
01/17/2014
Nathan Borchelt, USA Today -- In the well-heeled world of roving on-mountain champagne bars, heated gondolas and valet parking, Alta offers a refreshing reminder of the pure essentials of skiing....more
01/17/2014
By David Cross (MOVOTO Blog) -- This is your insider's guide to everything that makes Salt Lake City wonderful....more
01/15/2014
By Andrew Adams (Deseret News) -- SALT LAKE CITY — Delta Air Lines plans to expand operations and services at Salt Lake City International Airport in the coming years, airline executives told the Salt Lake City Airport Board on Wednesday....more
01/09/2014
By Rachel Madison (Utah Business) -- When it comes to tourism, Utah has exactly what it takes to attract visitors. So say several of the state’s tourism industry leaders, who all felt they had banner years in 2013—despite the government shutdown and sequester—and are planning on an even more successful 2014....more
01/09/2014
By Adrian Rehn (PolicyMic) -- A new study from The Equality of Opportunity Project has mapped the 10 best and the 10 worst cities for economic mobility in the United States....more
01/06/2014
By Sarah Park (Matador Network) -- Average annual snowfall at each of Utah’s 14 mountains....more
12/31/2013
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 ...more
12/30/2013
By Kailey Kornhauser, SkiUtah.com -- 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....more
12/26/2013
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...more
12/20/2013
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:...more
12/20/2013
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 Franci...more
12/18/2013
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 and Beehive Distillery are the fourth and fifth small-batch distilleries licensed...more
12/18/2013
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 ...more
12/18/2013
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...more
12/11/2013
Travelers Today -- Visit Salt Lake wants you to enjoy this winter season by hitting the slops at Salt Lake City and enjoying a four-night stay close to prime skiing spots in the city such as Alta and Snowbird among others....more
12/11/2013
By Erika Wiggins, Ski Utah-- I woke up in Florida wanting to ski. By lunch I was on the slopes, and you could be too....more
12/09/2013
By Kade Krichko, POWDER Magazine -- The biggest night in skiing went off with a bang Friday, as some of the most legendary names in skiing walked the red carpet with a raucous crowd of ski faithful for the 14th Annual Powder Awards in Salt Lake City....more
12/09/2013
SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2013 (PRNewswire) -- Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, Calif., starting June 9, and will add a third nonstop flight to its existing service between Salt Lake City and Seattle....more
12/06/2013
By Sherry Lewis, BanksNewsToday -- From outdoor adventure, to delicious dining, arts, culture, and history, Utah is the perfect starting point for a Wild West adventure....more
12/06/2013
Metrol Magazine -- The Airport TRAX, which has six stations, is now on full schedule, with trains from downtown to the airport running every 15 minutes on weekdays....more
12/02/2013
By Paul Foy, Associated Press -- Utah's ski industry is getting an early-season intravenous shot. Ski-pass sales and lodging reservations are up as resorts reap the benefit of an improving economy. Even the weather is cooperating, with November building up snow equity on the slopes. Utah boosters hope the Sochi Ol...more
11/25/2013
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,...more
11/20/2013
By Jaye Moye, Men's Journal -- If you want to try Winter Olympics sports, you'll have to either visit the few facilities around the country that offer tutorials for beginners or fly to Sochi and try to sneak into the Olympic Park....more
11/15/2013
By Jeff Layton, Alaskan Airlines -- The Salt Lake City area enjoys a multitude of powder-skiing opportunities....more
11/14/2013
By Andrea Cuttler and Erica Singleton, Vanity Fair (January 18,2013) -- This week, actors, filmmakers, musicians, and more are flocking to Park City, Utah, for the 35th Annual Sundance Film Festival. Modern Family’s Ty Burrell is the unofficial mayor of the fest, residing just outside the small town, in Salt Lake ...more
11/14/2013
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....more
11/14/2013
By Jill Becker, CNN -- Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the year, with tens of millions expected to hit the road over the extended four-day weekend....more
11/14/2013
By Christopher Steiner, Forbes.com -- As we arrive here at the precipice of a new winter, we’re pleased once again to offer you the Forbes Top 10 U.S. Ski Resorts....more
11/14/2013
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....more
11/07/2013
By Natalie Grigson, MOVOTO Blog -- If you think only big cities cater to artistic types, prepare to change your tune—or write a new one in these 10 mid-sized metros where creativity is king....more
11/01/2013
Mountain Meetings - Fall/Winter 2013 - Taking a group to the crisp, clean air of Utah's mountains is more than just a high-altitude meeting. The eclectic offerings, one-of-a-kind experiences and choice of eight ski towns and resorts within an hour of Salt Lake City make it oh so possible to match a destination to ...more
10/31/2013
Smart Meetings - by Nikki Gloudeman - October 2013 - Skiers and snowboarders are quick to point out the virtues of the Greater Salt Lake City area, from steep runs and fresh powder to plenty of excellent infrastructure, thanks in large part to the region’s successful hosting of the 2002 Winter Olympics....more
10/19/2013
By Stephen Jermanok, The Boston Globe -- SALT LAKE CITY - Home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this city is often thought of as lacking diversity....more
10/17/2013
Tristan Webb, VRMA Blog -- I’m so excited to announce that VRMA, the Vacation Rental Managers Association, has chosen Salt Lake City, Utah for it’s next Western Seminar April 28-29, 2014....more
09/19/2013
By Carolyn Blackburn, Meetings Focus -- While much of the good stuff about Salt Lake City and Park City remains the same as it was in earlier decades (and centuries)—such as hearing the voices of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which began spreading joy in 1873, and brushing past celebrities during the Sundance Film ...more
08/26/2013
The Greatist.com -- This year we’ve updated that list, and many of the cities you suggested met our new criteria. In general, it’s hard to pinpoint what qualities 20-somethings go for in picking the perfect city....more
08/22/2013
McLean, Va. – Aug. 22, 2013 – Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today revealed its 2013 list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. Orlando and Las Vegas held their positi...more
08/07/2013
By Joshua Lurie, Food GPS-- Salt Lake City is most famous for mountains and Mormons, but it’s slowly gaining culinary momentum. Here are my 9 Top Tastes of Salt Lake City Food + Drink from May 17 – 19, 2013....more
08/07/2013
We're talking about that big red sightseeing bus you may have seen driving around downtown Salt Lake. It provided the perfect transportation for our "Studio 5 Field Trip". More Information on the US Bus: usbusutah.com More Information on the Salt Lake Connect Pass: www.visitsaltlake.com/things-to-do/connect-pass...more
07/25/2013
By Christopher Solomon, The New York Times -- As an occasional Utah visitor, I’ve viewed downtown Salt Lake City like many other travelers who find themselves in the area: as a place to gas up the rental car as I race to the airport after a ski vacation in Park City or Alta....more
07/19/2013
By Esther Merono, The Guardian -- Sightseeing in Salt Lake City can mean contemporary art shows, record shops in thrall to vinyl, cinemas approved by Sundance – or a sculpture garden created by a Mormon bishop...more
07/09/2013
By Caitlin Kelly, The New York Times-- The mall, which opened a little more than a year ago, is the centerpiece of a mixed-use development that was financed entirely by the church, which spent, by any estimate, hundreds of millions of dollars....more
07/01/2013
The Salt Lake Tribune -- You voted, and the results are in. Allow us to introduce winners of The Salt Lake Tribune Choice Awards — your picks for the best Utah has to offer as far as destinations go. Tribune editors weighed in as well, with their own selections in each category....more
06/30/2013
By Rich Stowell, WashingtonTimes.com -- About the size of Providence, R.I., Little Rock Ark., and Modesto, Calif., Salt Lake has a beautiful downtown in a unique mountain setting, perfect for a family vacation....more
06/20/2013
By Elaine Glusac, The New York Times -- A handful of new transportation options make it easier to get around the Utah capital without a car. This spring Salt Lake City opened the TRAX Green Line, a light rail route linking the airport and downtown....more
06/17/2013
by Rachel Madison, Utah Business -- Salt Lake City - When it comes to the 101 inventions that changed the world, some are easy to envision, like cellular phones and personal computers. But then there are inventions that don’t immediately come to mind—the electric guitar, canned goods and aspirin—that have equally ...more
06/13/2013
By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The volunteers who work the information desk at the Visit Salt Lake office and store inside the Salt Palace get some strange questions. One older gentleman asked retired newspaper printer and volunteer Dale Hansen where he could find a sperm bank. Volunteer Christiane Hucki...more
06/12/2013
Utah Business -- Salt Lake City — The Utah ski and snowboard industry closed the 2012-13 winter season Memorial Day weekend with a total of 4,031,621 skier day visits, up more than 5 percent from the previous season’s 3,826,130....more
06/06/2013
By Linda Hayes, Association News -- With its magnificent scenery, including five national parks, 14 top-ranking ski resorts and stunning Monument Valley, Utah is rightly known as a natural playground. But the state’s beauty only scratches the surface of all it has to offer for groups. Most visitors need to make re...more
05/29/2013
By Ben Fulton, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake County and Ballet West have trumpeted the imminent renovation of Capitol Theatre and construction of the new Jessie Eccles Quinney Center for Dance ever since announcing those plans in October 2010....more
05/22/2013
By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City has a higher percentage of same-sex couples raising children than any other metro area in the country, according to a new report. Though the city doesn’t have the country’s largest gay and lesbian community, Utah’s capital city and its suburbs boast the...more
05/16/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- A group of companies has announced plans to develop two hotels, a structured parking garage and mixed-use retail on a 3.26 acre development site in downtown Salt Lake, adjacent to Energy Solutions Arena....more
05/15/2013
By, Shad Engkilterra, Examiner.com -- The Downtown Farmers Market will open on June 8, 2013 with new extended hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring local growers and local crafts, the Downtown Farmers Market is located at Pioneer Park (300 S 300 W) in Salt Lake City....more
05/08/2013
SALT LAKE CITY — The Twilight Concert Series announced its annual lineup of concerts for the summer. The series will run July 18 through September 5.Big names like Belle and Sebastian, Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips and MGMT are among the bands heading to Salt Lake City this summer....more
04/30/2013
Utah Business -- Beginning April 23, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants nationwide began stocking custom-designed Gaiam yoga mats in every guest-room closet and available for use at no charge whenever the itch for a stretch, pose or plank may strike....more
04/22/2013
Larry Olmstead, Startle.com -- Most leisure travelers think of Salt Lake City as a convenient hub for Delta flights and a gateway to great skiing. Both are valid points: The reliable airport falls among the cold weather hubs least affected by winter weather, and the city is ringed with world class ski destinations...more
04/17/2013
By Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune -- It’s sleek and inviting and looks toward the future. The design of the planned $116 million Utah Performing Arts Center was unveiled Wednesday at a Gallivan Plaza ceremony, where the team of Pelli Clark Pelli Architects and HKS Architects said it drew on Utah’s past t...more
04/13/2013
By Marissa Lang, The Salt Lake Tribune: ...The new six-mile line, which cost $350 million, including $235 million for construction, takes about 20 minutes to travel from downtown Salt Lake City to the airport on the green line from West Valley City. Trains are scheduled to run every 15 minutes on weekdays and ever...more
04/11/2013
Devin Felix, UtahBusiness -- Call back your brother and tell him you don’t need a ride to the airport after all. Beginning next week, you can take TRAX instead. The 6-mile TRAX Green Line extension to Salt Lake International Airport, a project four years in the works, will begin operating at 10 a.m. Sunday....more
04/10/2013
By Vince Horiuchi, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Beginning Thursday, the City Creek Center shopping mall will be the site of a battle royale of the retail kind. Utah’s first Microsoft Retail Store will open at the same downtown Salt Lake City complex where there is a rival Apple Store. The electronics boutiques will be...more
04/02/2013
by Christine McCarty, KUTV2 News -- Kennecott Utah Copper is closing its popular visitors center at Bingham Canyon Mine for the entirety of 2013 after mine personnel discovered movement in a northeastern wall....more
03/26/2013
By Heather Stewart, Utah Business -- Tourism seems to be on an upswing in Salt Lake County, according to Visit Salt Lake’s 2012 annual report. The county logged a 9 percent increase in transient room revenue—a key indicator that tourism spending is ticking up....more
03/21/2013
Culinary Crafts today announced that they have won two prestigious catering awards at the “Catersource Conference and Tradeshow” in Las Vegas March 12-13, 2013....more
03/18/2013
CultureCheeseMag.com -- We’ll let you in on a little secret: There’s been a mighty shift in Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Front in the past five years. We’re not talking seismic changes, but culinary ones....more
03/18/2013
Dawn House, Salt Lake Tribune -- The Gateway is endeavoring to remake itself, starting with a $2 million renovation at the downtown Salt Lake City mall....more
03/07/2013
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake City was listed as one of seven "Up-and-Coming Food Cities," along with Charleston, Boulder, Colo., Athens, Ga., Louisville, Kent., Nashville and Birmingham, Ala., in a new Zagat blog post....more
03/01/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- For the first time since Mineral Basin opened in 2000, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is offering a guided backcountry cat skiing experience, called Snowcat Skiing for Nature. Proceeds benefit the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation....more
02/28/2013
By, Stephanie Nitsch-- Since stepping into the limelight during the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City has experienced a renaissance and shows no signs of returning to its humble pioneer past. While visitors continue to flock to this area for the notoriously stellar skiing and snowboarding, the city’s evolving v...more
02/22/2013
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Steve Lloyd has a winning knack for photographing skiers on steep, deep slopes in the Cottonwood canyons. The 36-year-old Cottonwood Heights man won the Ski Salt Lake Shootout for the second straight year, defeating seven other photographers in the sixth-annual contest spo...more
02/13/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- The Living Planet Aquarium received 457,619 visits in 2012, the most it has had since it opened in 2004. This is an increase of 14 percent from the previous record, 392,135 in 2010....more
02/09/2013
By Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The Chinese zodiac may have 2013 down as the "Year of the Snake," but, according to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s reading of the lunar calendar, it’s the "Year of the Bike."...more
02/04/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City was recently named one of the 2013 Best Hotels in Salt Lake City by U.S. News & World Report....more
01/28/2013
By Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post -- "...Rather than glitzy Park City — the third-priciest North American ski town, according to TripAdvisor — you should head to the smaller Cottonwood Canyon resorts, all within 35 minutes of the Salt Lake City airport. That part of the Wasatch Range gets more of the fluffy ...more
01/24/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- At the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show Gov. Gary R. Herbert unveiled Utah’s Outdoor Recreation Vision. The document emphasizes the value of outdoor recreation to the economy and quality of life in Utah and outlines guiding principles and a series of significant policy recommendations ...more
01/24/2013
UtahBusiness.com -- The Hotel & Club Elevate, known for its popularity in the nightclub scene, as well as holiday parties, has announced the launch of two new bars: The Historic Hotel Bar, and The Barrel Room....more
01/22/2013
UPDATED From the Downtown Alliance -- A listing of new businesses just opening or coming soon to downtown Salt Lake City....more
01/17/2013
by, Maile Keone, Huffingtonpost.com -- In order to convince you to come to Utah for a reason other than the best skiing in the world and our five stunning National Parks, I decided to highlight what is happening in the local craft beer scene in Utah through one of my recent day trips....more
01/15/2013
by Jasen Lee, KSL -- Salt Lake City's newest shopping mecca is receiving international acclaim. City Creek Center has been named Best Retail Development by the International Property Awards for 2012....more
01/08/2013
by Larry Olmsted, Forbes.com -- Snowbird, a world-class resort in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon just outside Salt Lake City got 104 inches of snow – nearly nine feet. This would be a decent season for many US ski resorts. Except Snowbird got it all in December....more
01/07/2013
By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune For the second year in a row, Salt Lake City International Airport flew into the No. 1 spot in all of North America — not just the United States — for on-time departures in 2012, according to the tracking firm FlightStats....more
12/29/2012
KSL.com -- Travelocity has named Salt Lake City one of its top 10 New Year's Eve destinations. The travel website ranked the city as one of the best for those looking for a fun-filled way to ring in the new year....more
12/13/2012
Forbes.com -- Utah is Forbes’ Best State for Business for a third straight year. The state has a pro-business climate and companies benefit from energy costs that are 29% below the national average. Utah’s economy has expanded at 2.3% a year over the past five years—fifth best in the U.S. Utah is well known for it...more
12/04/2012
MeetingsFocus.com -- Since Utah's founding days, its citizens have made arts and culture an integral part of their lives and communities. The earliest pioneers built theaters and social halls alongside churches......more
12/03/2012
by Christophe Steiner, Forbes -- For most people, these two resorts that occupy a splendid apron of Little Cottonwood Canyon just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake should be the default ski vacation. Direct flights to Salt Lake can be had from most cities and the trip from the airport to the snow here is a leisur...more
11/27/2012
Delta ranked first among all carriers in key categories including: Value of Relationships with Account Managers and Sales Representatives; Distribution Channels; Complaint/Problem Resolution; Quality of Customer Service; and Networks, Airline Partnerships and Frequencies. Delta meeting product was one of the 10 ca...more
11/19/2012
by Sean Zimmerman-Wall, Powder Magazine -- Once upon a time in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a group of skiers decided to build a resort. Through unique vision, hard work and ingenuity, the Alta Ski Area rose from the remnants of an old mining town. The 2012-2013 ski season is Alta’s 75th and the management has come u...more
11/13/2012
Olivia Dwyer, MountainOnline.com -- Wasatch picks up 50 inches of powder over the weekend; Western resorts open early....more
11/06/2012
Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune -- The Gateway Mall in downtown Salt Lake City is opening two new restaurants...La Jolla Groves, which serves modern American cuisine, opened today at the south end of the mall among the center’s other sit-down restaurants. Malawi’s Pizza, so named because the owner will donate on...more
11/05/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- Alaska Airlines announced new twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City. Year-round flights to the "Crossroads of the West" are scheduled to begin April 4, 2013, and are available for purchase at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR....more
11/01/2012
Jones Waldo, one of Utah’s most enduring and prestigious law firms, has been included in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings from U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The Best Law Firms are rated by thousands of clients and peer law firms across the United States as a help and referral guide to clients and othe...more
10/25/2012
By Di Lewis, Utah Business -- A fresh generation of Utah kids will be inspired at the Living Planet Aquarium's new planned facility in Draper, said Brent Andersen, aquarium founder and CEO. The 136,000-square-foot, $20 million building will expand the aquarium's offerings and be the final home of the aquarium, And...more
10/24/2012
By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Test trains will begin to run Tuesday on the new TRAX extension to Salt Lake City International Airport — and the line will open to passengers on April 14, the Utah Transit Authority announced on Wednesday....more
08/29/2012
Aside from the gorgeous natural surroundings, the exciting attractions, and fabulous restaurants and shopping destinations, there is another reason to visit the Crossroads of the West thanks to a new Salt Lake City hotel package. The Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel is proud to introduce its latest ...more
08/07/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- Tracy Aviary recently received LEED Gold certification on its new Visitors Center. This is Tracy Aviary’s second LEED Gold building and adds to the organization’s portfolio of environmentally sensitive practices....more
06/18/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- Looking for a new way to experience Salt Lake? Take a ride on Big Bus Utah, an open-air tour bus with the option to “hop-on” and “hop-off” at each tour stop. The bus visits 19 destinations in Salt Lake, providing a convenient way to tour the city....more
06/13/2012
by Jennifer Ceaser, NY Post -- From Singapore to Salt Lake, cities around the world are upping the ante....more
06/08/2012
Linda Marx, Cowboys & Indians -- TV star Guy Fieri uncovers hidden gems in a surprising foodie town....more
06/06/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- Thanksgiving Point and National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) are delighted to announce an agreement to make Thanksgiving Point’s Mammoth Screen Theatre, hosted at the Museum of Ancient Life, Utah’s first National Geographic Experience Theater, beginning in June....more
06/06/2012
Kathy Stephenson, Salt Lake Tribune -- Leaving on a jet plane? Arrive early at the Salt Lake City International Airport so you can try Vino Volo Ale House, a new concept that brings together Utah’s Squatter’s Pub Brewery and Vino Volo, a boutique wine shop located in 13 airports across the country....more
06/05/2012
June 2012 -- Epic Brewing Company took home six medals at the North American Brewers Association’s Mountain Brewer’s Beer Festival in Idaho Falls, ID. Epic received three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze in a contest that featured more than 100 breweries....more
05/23/2012
Nate Carlisle, Salt Lake Tribune -- National Geographic singled out Salt Lake City on its list, saying Utah's capitol "may very well be the easiest major American city to get out of, which is why it attracts a large population of outdoor-minded folk."...more
05/21/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- The Salt Lake County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Snowbird’s proposed new location for a mountain coaster. The commission’s approval is contingent on more detailed site plans and meeting various governmental agency criteria, all of which Snowbird has addressed throughout the...more
05/08/2012
Julie V. Iovine, Wall Street Journal -- There's nothing like a natural-history museum to give one a little perspective. Compared with the more than 160 million years that dinosaurs stomped the earth, mankind's roughly 20,000-year history is barely a sliver of time. In the past, the grandiose subject of where we ca...more
05/03/2012
Hilton Salt Lake City Center today announced plans for a multi-million dollar guest room enhancement project. The downtown convention hotel will modernize its 479 guest rooms and 20 suites with new furnishings and fixtures. The corridors on all guest floors will also be updated with new carpeting and wall covering...more
05/02/2012
Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake City is third on Forbes’ list of the Best Big Cities for Jobs, the magazine announced....more
05/01/2012
By Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Light is finally appearing at the end of the tunnel for the new airport TRAX line. "The last big push will be this spring and summer," said Jim Webb, project manager for the Utah Transit Authority, noting the project is 80 percent complete. "We will probably be substantial...more
04/30/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- OnTheSnow.com, one of the most visited snowsports websites in the world, announced that Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort was voted the Best Overall Resort in North America by readers of the website as part of its Visitors’ Choice Awards. Snowbird also won the Best Terrain in the Rockies award....more
04/19/2012
UtahBusiness.com -- The Natural History Museum of Utah’s rooftop was buzzing with excitement as a ribbon-cutting took place on April 16th, celebrating the completed, grandiose renewable energy solar photovoltaic project on the sky terrace of the museum and HPER East buildings. It is one of the largest new solar po...more
04/18/2012
U.S. Travel Association, Roger Dow -- U.S. Travel will continue to engage Congressional leaders on the value of meetings, conferences, and government travel, and reinforce that instances of excessive spending on travel are the result of poor decision-making and a failure to follow federal travel regulations....more
04/17/2012
Here is an update of the many changes taking place in the restaurant and retail scene in Downtown SLC from the Downtown Alliance of Salt Lake City....more
04/17/2012
Larry Nuñez, Vans Snow Resort Report -- There are only a few mountains in The United States that qualify as legit big mountain riding. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mt. Baker, Washington and a couple in Lake Tahoe, California to name a few. Snowbird, Utah deserves a spot on that list....more
04/16/2012
By Dan Nailen, Special Correspondent for Pop Candy/USA Today -- Many people have an image of life in Utah capital Salt Lake City as some blend of Big Love and a never-ending episode of Donny & Marie, and there's no denying there's some truth to that. But many of us exist in a version of Utah that also is the home ...more
04/12/2012
SeeAmerica.com by Sam Crespo -- Why do you go to the mall? To curate your shoe collection? To sample the day’s food court special on a toothpick? To people-watch? Or to appreciate the architecture? Sure, the 90-ish stores of Salt Lake City, Utah’s new City Creek Center will clamor for your attention. Nordstrom and...more
03/29/2012
Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune -- The 2011-12 Utah ski season wasn’t memorable, but it did have a few highlights. Brighton Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon marked its 75th anniversary, while Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Little Cottonwood turned 40....more
03/26/2012
Erin Harper, The Huffington Post -- Utah's capital city is one of the last places where I would expect to run into America's favorite imaginary girlfriend crew -- at least until I attended the grand opening of City Creek Center, one of the nation's largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects, located in down...more
03/23/2012
Edward Rothstein, The New York Times — All museums are temples of sorts, monuments to collectors or cultures, declarations of identity, gathering places for tribute. But museums of natural history have an even more distinctive stature. Their focus is not human history, measured in centuries, but natural history, m...more
03/22/2012
Jasen Lee, Deseret News — After years of anticipation, downtown Salt Lake City's newest crown jewel of shopping and economic development opened to the world Thursday with the parting of its signature retractable roof inviting in sunshine, shoppers and the just plain curious....more
03/19/2012
Lesley Mitchell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Built to dazzle and impress, City Creek Center debuts in downtown Salt Lake City March 22 as one of the only large-scale shopping centers expected to open nationally this year....more
03/19/2012
Derek P. Jensen, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Word is out on the showy stuff: the retractable skylight roof, the 18-foot waterfalls and the glitzy shops, a third of which are new to Salt Lake City. But City Creek Center’s amenities run deeper than the 1,200-foot-long re-created creek....more
03/13/2012
Salt Lake-Midvale, UT- Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, has announced the complete rebranding of a Salt Lake City Best Western as the Magnuson Hotel Salt Lake- Midvale. This 91-room Best Western of 23 years sought to elevate its local, regional and national market exposure with the Mag...more
03/08/2012
Rick Steve, Huff Post -- ...it's important to realize that the town is not completely dominated by the Mormon Church. In fact, while the rest of the state is relatively conservative and red, Salt Lake City is relatively liberal and blue. (Provo, just an hour's drive away, is considered the most conservative city w...more
03/06/2012
Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake is famous for skiing, the Great Salt Lake, the Mormon Temple and — hold on to your tofu — vegan dining. In the March/April issue of VegNews, Utah’s capital city was dubbed “The Next Great Vegan City,” for the wave of restaurants, food carts, bakeries and general...more
03/02/2012
High West Distillery and Saloon, Utah's first legal distillery since 1870, was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a semifinalist in the "Outstanding Bar Program" category in February 2012. High West was one of only 24 bars nationwide and the only Utah establishment to be nominated for the award....more
03/01/2012
The Salt Lake Tribune -- The City Creek Center, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, released its list of tenants and put all the speculation to rest about the retail makeup of the mall. Although it’s been long known that the shopping center opening March 22 will be anchored by Macy’s and Nordstrom, there’s be...more
02/27/2012
HuffingtonPost.com -- A new report from Gallup shows just which state's the happiest in the union. Results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Monday (Feb. 27), ranks the states based on their well-being. And the verdict is: life seems to be (figuratively) sunnier in the western U.S., while well-be...more
02/22/2012
Lesley Mitchell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- So far, Taubman has announced a partial tenant lineup of about two dozen retailers, led by Tiffany and other high-end shops such as Michael Kors. Taubman is holding off on the next round of tenant announcements to generate more excitement closer to opening day, but a growi...more
02/21/2012
The Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown announced the completion of a comprehensive renovation to upgrade the hotel’s interiors and the hotel is one of the first to showcase the brand’s new ‘Urban’ guest room design. Also renovated is a new, modern-style lobby. Guests will love the bold and bright atmosphere wi...more
02/14/2012
Downtown Salt Lake City will once again have an Olympic-themed event that you will NOT want to miss! On Saturday, February 18th, 7:00pm at Energy Solutions Arena a Salt Lake 2002 Tribute Event will take you back in time to the magical moments of 2002 with terrific performances and appearances from numerous Olympia...more
02/07/2012
SportsGuideMag.com -- Salomon USA and its parent company, Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas, (ASWO) are pleased to announce the opening of Salomon’s first Flagship store in the United States. The Salomon store will be located in Salt Lake City’s City Creek Shopping Center....more
02/02/2012
Relive the magic at Salt Lake City's 10th Anniversary Olympic Celebration at the Gallivan Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012! Activities include pin trading, live entertainment with special guest DJ Relm and the Opening Ceremony's "Children of Light," athlete appearances, food trucks, fun and fireworks!...more
02/01/2012
Steve Fidel, KSL.com -- A new solar energy array atop the Salt Palace Convention Center is growing by 200 panels a day and will produce about 17 percent of the convention center's energy once completed this spring....more
01/29/2012
By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times -- From historical celebrations to Oregon wines to a diamond jubilee in Britain to Warhol in Arkansas, here are a dozen places to explore and enjoy. Salt Lake City and environs: There are seven ski resorts within an hour of Salt Lake City International Airport, and dow...more
01/23/2012
The Living Planet Aquarium board of trustees selected Beecher Walker Architects and Layton Construction for the development, design and construction of the new Living Planet Aquarium, to be built in Draper City. The Living Planet Aquarium solicited statements of interest and qualifications from top design teams an...more
01/23/2012
Matthew Hirsch, Photon Magazine, Jan. 2012 -- "Conditions couldn't have been better in September 2010 when Peter Corroon kicked off the festivities for Utah's largest photovoltaic (PV) project, a 2.6 MW system planned for the Salt Palace Convention Center..."...more
01/18/2012
By Brandon Loomis, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake City is throttling up the jets on its long-delayed airport reconstruction plan, plotting a $1.8 billion makeover to break ground next year with freshly secured airline support....more
01/09/2012
By Matthew Breen, The Advocate -- It’s no secret that megalopolises New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles have robust LGBT life — and we’ve even heard tell of little queer hoods like the Castro and P-Town. This isn’t that list. In our third annual accounting of the gayest places in America — according to our tot...more
01/05/2012
By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The Aerie Restaurant, Lounge and Sushi Bar at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has a new chef and a new menu to match its newly remodeled interior. The remodel was part of a recent renovation of the Cliff Lodge, that included changes to conference rooms, lodging, the Cli...more
12/22/2011
Sundance, Utah (December 22, 2011) -- This January, the best action sports filmmakers, iconic athletes, and culture enthusiasts descend upon Salt Lake City for the 12th annual GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival. This year’s event runs January 12-15, 2012, with screening and party headquarters at The Depot (...more
12/15/2011
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. Salt Lake City was No. 6, Provo-Orem No. 9 and Ogden-Clearfield No. 15 on the Milken Institute’s...more
12/13/2011
By Christopher Steiner, Forbes Magazine -- Alta and Snowbird: For those looking for a weekend of skiing, there is no better option than these side-by-side resorts that occupy a splendid apron of Little Cottonwood Canyon just 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake. If you’ve flown to Denver and schlepped west for the l...more
12/13/2011
TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski – a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. And Salt Lake City tops the list of "Top Skiing Steals and Deals."...more
12/13/2011
By Joshua Bolding, Deseret News -- 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 series of questions...more
12/12/2011
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 o...more
12/07/2011
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....more
12/05/2011
Vince Horiuchi, Salt Lake Tribune -- 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....more
11/29/2011
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 f...more
11/28/2011
Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes -- Utah repeats this year as Forbes Best State for Business and Careers in our sixth annual look at the business climates of the 50 states. No state can match the consistent performance of Utah. It is the only state that ranks among the top 15 states in each of the six main categories we r...more
11/23/2011
The newly renovated ice rink at the Gallivan Center 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....more
11/22/2011
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 prov...more
11/21/2011
Scott Renshaw, City Weekly -- Two recently opened Salt Lake City museums—the new Natural History Museum of Utah building and The Leonardo—represent the effort both to make the museum experience fully immersive and interactive, and to anchor the exhibits firmly in a unique sense of place so that it doesn’t feel tha...more
11/09/2011
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....more
11/07/2011
By Charles B. Stockdale, 247wallst.com/msn.com -- 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 rea...more
10/26/2011
Lesley Mitchell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- With features such as two 18-foot waterfalls, fountains for water and fire shows, a trout pond and massive retractable roofs, Taubman Centers is striving for a "wow" factor at its City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City....more
10/25/2011
Jasen Lee, Deseret News -- Passengers at Salt Lake City International Airport will hail a new ride beginning next month. Two new cab companies have been awarded contracts to provide taxi service at the state's largest airport. The new providers will begin service in late November....more
10/14/2011
By Nino Padova, VIA Magazine -- Salt Lake City sings with a cosmopolitan face-lift, a hip arts scene, and trendy restaurants. In a dark theater that was once a Mormon church, a man in his pajamas talks to a 12-foot angel. A mile away, a conceptual artist uses old Road Runner cartoons to explore themes of the Am...more
10/09/2011
Ben Fulton, Salt Lake Tribune -- With its interactive displays and a mammoth art installation that responds to human touch, The Leonardo opened its doors Saturday morning to proclaim its unique status among Utah museums. True to its namesake Renaissance man, The Leonardo began life in concept as an attempt to meld...more
10/02/2011
By Kevin Woo, ONE+ ...a funny thing happened on the way to having hard feelings about the host city. As some of the skeptical UUA attendees immersed themselves in the Salt Lake City community, the concerns about the Mormon influence and the city’s perceived conservatism disappeared. Salt Lake City wasn’t at all wh...more
10/01/2011
By Joan Christensen, Smart Meetings -- Back in July 1847, when legendary Mormon leader Brigham Young pronounced “this is the place” to the group of determined pioneers who followed him out west, he certainly wasn’t talking about meetings and conventions. And yet, 164 years later, that pronouncement is just as apt ...more
09/26/2011
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Visitors who hear about the Zion Curtain required by law in Utah nightspots, can be forgiven for thinking it’s difficult to get a drink in Utah. Locals know better. We know that watering holes throughout the valley are plentiful, and getting a drink is easy. It may not be all-you-can-pour ...more
09/19/2011
By Steven Oberbeck, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The new 30-kilowatt solar energy system unveiled Monday on the roof of The Leonardo museum in downtown Salt Lake City is more than just a series of panels that will capture the sun’s rays to produce electricity for the technology and art center once it opens in early Oc...more
09/15/2011
By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The state’s premier museum has reordered its name to the Natural History Museum of Utah as it puts the finishing touches on its new 163,000-square-foot home at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon in advance of its Nov. 17 dedication....more
09/14/2011
Travel + Leisure Magazine -- Salt Lake keeps racking up the "top listings" as voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Voters gave top awards to this Utah city for being both clean and safe. The same could be said for its best dining, which has a big emphasis on organics. Three great places to find it...more
09/13/2011
Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today announced the first 20 retailers – all new to the market and most new to the state – coming to City Creek Center, the 700,000-square-foot retail component of City Creek, the major mixed-use development rising in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The shopping center offic...more
09/06/2011
By Rosemary Winters and Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- To most of the world, Salt Lake City may be known for Mormons, skiing or maybe the Utah Jazz. But one characteristic that the world, and even some residents, may not have guessed is this: Salt Lake City has the third-highest rate of same-sex couples am...more
08/12/2011
Approximately 25,000 retailers, exhibitors and media closed out a record-breaking Outdoor Retailer Summer Market August 4-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2011 edition of Summer Market saw increases in every measurable category, including exhibitor booth space*, exhibiting brands, retailers and overall attendance, w...more
08/01/2011
Larry H. Miller TOUR OF UTAH Salt Lake City Stage Four, presented by University of Utah Health Care, Circuit Race –August 13, 2011. Reservoir Park Community Viewing Festival and Other Recommended Spectator Sites...more
07/27/2011
PowderMag.com -- SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – New for the 2011-12 winter season, Ski Utah announces the Yeti Pass enabling pass holders to ski one day at every Utah resort for $499 ($35 per day).* Sale of the passes opens Monday, August 1, 2011. A very limited number of Yeti Passes are available....more
07/21/2011
Salzburgerer Echo and Solitude Mountain Resorts are proud to host the Fourth Annual North American Alphorn Retreat, August 11th - 14th, 2011. A celebration of the Alphorn in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Utah. Instruction, group performance and camaraderie for all ages and levels....more
07/14/2011
On August, 27, 2011, USANA will host their eighth annual CHF Children’s Hunger Run/Walk: Stop Hunger in its Tracks at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. This 5K run/walk in connection with USANA’s annual International Convention, helps raise funds for Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF)....more
06/15/2011
Salt Lake City – (June 6, 2011) – Wasatchs seasonal beer, Summerbrau, won another gold medal at the 17th Annual North American Beer Festival in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Brew partner Squatters Beers won a silver medal for their Wit Bier in the Belgian Wit category, and was also awarded a silver medal for their Belgian s...more
06/10/2011
New York Times, Wina Sturgeon -- At the base of a slope that at this time of year usually tests the skills of mountain bikers, roughly 60 skiers and snowboarders, hoping to get first tracks on the mountain, waited for the 8 a.m. opening of the tram at Snowbird resort....more
06/09/2011
Food & Wine Magazine featured the "Best New Chefs of 2011," with Salt Lake's Forage restaurant having two make this elite list. The profile of Bowman Brown and Viet Pham will make you want to make a stop at one of Salt Lake's newest eateries on your next night out in SLC....more
05/31/2011
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (May 31, 2011) – The 2011 edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race will now feature a total of five UCI ProTeams, and a total field of 16 teams from around the globe. Four international squads, including Liquigas-Cannondale and Garmin-Cervélo, and five domes...more
05/31/2011
Meetings Focus, by Kelly Crumrin -- Utah's geological treasures and spectrum of terrain beguile visitors. Its snowcapped mountains beckon skiers. Its canyons and rivers were made for hiking and rafting. Golf on its award-winning greens presents jaw-dropping views. Its wonders can scarcely be captured on film, but ...more
05/24/2011
Salt Lake City International Airport officials announced plans for a revitalized concessions program at the nation’s 25th busiest airport. Through a competitive solicitation process, vendors proposed products or services in bundled packages of retail spaces. The approach was designed to give concessionaires optima...more
05/02/2011
By Julie Keller, Smart Meetings -- A longtime destination for outdoor aficionados, Utah offers a breathtaking display of natural bounty, ranging from arid sandstone deserts to verdant forests and majestic mountains. This 85,000-square-mile state is home to five national parks, two national recreation areas and six...more
04/27/2011
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort hit a 40-year all time record for single season snowfall this afternoon (April 26), reaching the 690-inch mark thanks to a spring storm that has brought two feet to Little Cottonwood Canyon in the last 48 hours. Snowbird's previous single season official record was 688 inches, set in...more
04/11/2011
PowderMag.com -- April has picked up where last year left off at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort thanks to six feet of snow in the first 10 days of this month. With snow banks piled high and a mid-mountain base depth of 180 inches, Snowbird is half way to matching the 144 inches that fell last April, the snowiest m...more
03/31/2011
SkiNet.com -- Snowbird is the home base of some of the best skiers in the world. Here are the women who are pushing the progression of skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon including Utah's newest movie star, and the only female ski-BASE jumper in the world....more
03/24/2011
Sandy, UT (March 24, 2011) -- After months of anticipation, excitement and exhibit building, the ‘Animal Superheroes!’ exhibit opens Friday, April 1, 2011 at The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah. Environmental forces have motivated animals to creatively adapt in nature. From camouflage to agility to acute sen...more
03/16/2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Salt Lake Art Center and 337 Project are pleased to announce the Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out lawn sculpture competition. This juried competition gives the unsung heroes of Salt Lake City's public art world a chance to be recognized for their creativity-the lawn sculptures of a...more

03/15/2011
By David McKay Wilson, Everett Potter's Travel Report -- When planning our trip of a lifetime to the Wasatch Mountains in February, my two sons and I dreamed of awakening one morning to a foot of that light, fluffy Utah powder. Midway through our weeklong jaunt, those powder visions became reality – and even mo...more
03/10/2011
The 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour came to a close on Snowbird’s North Baldy. Both winners - Drew Tabke and Angel Collinson - grew up skiing Alta and Snowbird....more
02/14/2011
Tracy Aviary's Wilson Pavilion Project, constructed by Sahara Inc., received a Gold LEED certification from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council)....more
02/14/2011
The Ski Salt Lake Shootout is an invitation-only photo contest that in four short years is quickly attracting some of the best talent in ski photography. The event wrapped up Saturday with an awards ceremony in Salt Lake City. This year, wily veterans like SLC-based Lee Cohen went head to head with talented newcom...more
02/11/2011
By Tim Mutrie, PowderMag.com -- This week, for the Ski Salt Lake Shootout ski-photo competition, Powder.com has been embedded with a different photographer’s crew each day, at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude. Each of the seven participating photographers is charged with coming up with the best portfolio of (...more
02/07/2011
Salt Lake City International Airport served more than 21 million passengers in 2010, making it the 25th busiest airport in the nation....more
01/04/2011
Strap on your skis. This Utah ski resort, a 45-minute-drive from Salt Lake City, is one of the most affordable and convenient places for families to ski....more
12/30/2010
Jeff Heilman, Meetings Focus Magazine - Situated near the southeast corner of the Great Salt Lake beneath the majestic Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City often appears heavenly, as when its lights start sparkling as the setting sun paints the snow-brushed Wasatch peaks pink. Remarkably, this was empty desert when B...more
12/28/2010
By Jasen Lee, Deseret News -- The Wasatch Front has long been considered a hidden gem for travelers to the West, but a recent travel magazine article indicated that Utah's secret is apparently getting out. The December issue of Travel and Leisure magazine showed Salt Lake City ranked among the "top 5" in 12 catego...more
12/10/2010
By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times -- At last — a ski area suitable for our readers in the federal witness protection program. Solitude Mountain Resort lies about 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, tucked into the same Wasatch range that harbors such famed ski destinations as Park City, Deer Valley and...more
11/30/2010
By ksl.com -- Utah is home to one of the best airports in the country. A new survey from Zagat names Salt Lake International Airport third in the U.S. for overall quality. The company polled more than 8,000 frequent fliers about their favorite airport....more
11/18/2010
By Marit Fischer, Wild Blue Yonder -- There’s no better way to spend wintry days than in Utah’s famous snow-covered playground, the Wasatch Mountains, and in the city at the heart of it all....more
11/08/2010
By Joel Kotkin, NEWSWEEK -- Like a massive tornado, the Great Recession upended the topography of America. But even as vast parts of the country were laid low, some cities withstood the storm and could emerge even stronger and shinier than before. There’s Salt Lake City and its environs, buoyed by the arrival of s...more
11/08/2010
By Tony Dokoupil, NEWSWEEK -- Greater Salt Lake City, the 75-mile corridor stretching from Ogden in the north to Provo in the south, has absorbed massive new data centers for eBay, Twitter, and Oracle; splashy new offices for Disney Interactive and EA Sports; and, just last month, a commitment from Adobe—the maker...more
10/26/2010
Salt Lake City -- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, and the Utah Transit Authority will hold an event on the Sugar House Streetcar project on Wednesday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. MDT. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation aw...more
10/19/2010
Salt Lake City, Utah – Salt Lake Art Center presents Honeymoon, a harmonious marriage of opposites featuring paintings by newlyweds Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster, two internationally recognized, Los Angeles-based contemporary artists. Honeymoon will run November 5, 2010 through January 15, 2011, at Salt Lake...more
10/14/2010
KSL.com -- For the first time, Forbes Magazine has named Utah the No. 1 state in the country for business and growth. It's a strong indication tough economic times are nearly past. "I'm here to tell you today that Utah is now the BCS buster of economic development in America," Governor's Office of Economic Develop...more
09/23/2010
Ted Nelson, Chicago Adventure Travel Examiner -- Skiers can hit the slopes by noon at a Salt Lake City, Utah ski resort. Brighton ski resort, Solitude ski resort, Snowbird Ski Resort, Alta Ski Resort are all ski resorts adjacent to Salt Lake City. All four ski resorts are within an hour of Utah’s capital and mor...more
09/22/2010
Aimee Maxwell, NileGuide -- The Salt Lake City area becomes a canvas of color in autumn as leaves turn spectacular shades of red, orange, and yellow. Colors are just about at their peak so take one of these fall foliage drives to see some gorgeous mountain scenery right outside of Salt Lake. Little Cottonwood Ca...more
09/13/2010
FlyingCompass - Visitors travel to Utah's Rocky Mountains to Salt Lake City, an urban center and mountain retreat, for many reasons including genealogy research. Just as the Mormons came here in 1847 to seek refuge, these urban pioneers come here in search of answers using a system created more than a century ago....more
09/08/2010
By Kathy Chin Leong, Smart Meetings -- Against the scenic backdrop of the Wasatch Mountain Range, the state’s capital bustles. Downtown Salt Lake is on the verge of becoming a major destination for shopping and dining thanks to a nearly $5-billion investment from business and community leaders toward refurbishing ...more
09/08/2010
Daryl Paranda, Marketplace & PublicRadio.org -- We’ve heard about stress tests for the nation’s big banks. What about for the nation’s biggest metropolitan areas?... The least stressful metro area to live in? Salt Lake City. Perhaps it’s the water out there, or the fact that out of all the major metropolitan areas...more
09/02/2010
By John Daley, KSL News -- The Salt Palace Convention Center will soon be home to what would be, if built today, the largest solar-power installation of its kind in the nation. The solar modules will generate more than 3,330,000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year. That's 25% of the Convention Center's annual...more
09/01/2010
Salt Lake, Utah -- Since July 2nd, Wasatch Crest Shuttle’s mountain bike shuttle has served over 500 passengers riding the Wasatch Crest Trail. The trail is a 22+ mile ride/hike from Guardsman Pass at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon back down through Mill Creek Canyon. The actual route is a combination of Wasatch...more
08/18/2010
SALT LAKE CITY August 18, 2010 – Bambara restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City has been awarded a Restaurant Neighbor award from the National Restaurant Association. Bambara was chosen as the Utah state winner and was honored for its outstanding community involvement and innovative community programs. The award ce...more
08/12/2010
Downtown Alliance Blog, by Jason Mathis - More than 20 storefront businesses have opened in the Central Business District since January 2010, proof that the downtown community is continuing to progress and evolve as a more dynamic urban center....more
08/10/2010
UtahBusiness.com -- The news just keeps getting better and better for Salt Lake. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 experienced a 28 percent increase in pre-registered attendees and had a four percent increase in exhibit space sold, representing over 4,000 exhibitors. And the best news of all: The Salt Lake C...more
07/20/2010
Saturday August 28, 2010 marks USANA’s 7th annual CHF Children’s Hunger Run: “Stop Hunger in its Tracks.” This 5K run/walk, in connection with USANA’s yearly International Convention, helps raise funds for Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF), an organization committed to easing the suffering of children throughout the wo...more
07/14/2010
For the fifth time in as many years, AmericanStyle magazine has named Salt Lake City as a “Top 25 Arts Destination” in the mid-sized city category. Based on an annual poll, cities across the country vie for this designation, as it reflects an active creative industry, a high level quality of life and a valued trav...more
07/14/2010
SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker formally announced Salt Lake City’s effort to adopt the most comprehensive sustainability ordinances in the country. When fully adopted, the new comprehensive sustainability ordinance will be the first of its kind in the country....more
07/12/2010
US News & World Report, by Emily Brandon -- Gary Kunzer discovered Salt Lake City when Deluxe Corp. transferred him there in 1998. When he retired from his operations manager position in 2006 he decided to stick around rather than move back to his hometown of St. Paul, Minn. He now splits his time between a variet...more
06/30/2010
Adam McCulloch, AAA Horizons -- I didn’t expect to find a world-class microbrewery in Salt Lake City. But, since the 2002 Winter Olympics, the city has finally loosened liquor licensing laws and filled new concert venues with big names to establish itself as an adventure playground....more
06/28/2010
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- With a flamboyance deeply rooted in his Italian roots, Valter Nassi sells Salt Lake City with his culinary creations and charm. The food connoisseur behind downtown’s Cucina Toscana restaurant sets out each day to give customers an eating experience that illustrates Salt L...more
06/23/2010
Zion Park, Utah - A new work schedule for the reconstruction of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway within Zion National Park will only have nighttime road closures, occurring from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Previous schedules have all included daytime closures. Weekends and holidays will remain open 24 ho...more
06/21/2010
UtahBusiness.com -- The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) bestowed its highest honor, the Tourism Achievement Award, to the Salt Lake City Department of Airports and to Valter Nassi of Cucina Toscana as part of the SLCVB’s Second Quarter Board Meeting. This award honors Bureau members and Communit...more
06/16/2010
Salt Lake Tribune -- Snowbird's ski season will make it to Father's Day after all. A week after saying this coming weekend looked doubtful because of a rapid upper-elevation snowmelt, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort officials said Wednesday that "limited, expert skiing from Hidden Peak" will be available from 8 a...more
06/11/2010
WEST VALLEY CITY - Centennial Management Group, along with West Valley City, announced Tuesday a new partnership and naming rights for the building formerly known as the E Center, one of Utah's premier entertainment venues and home to the Utah Grizzlies ECHL hockey team and Utah Blaze Arena Football League footbal...more
06/11/2010
Jennifer Dobner, Associated Press -- SALT LAKE CITY - When Jan Gow makes her annual pilgrimage from New Zealand to Salt Lake City, it's not to enjoy Utah's ski resorts, red rock canyons or five national parks. It's for the ribbons of microfilm and endless volumes of maps, cemetery and property records tucked insid...more
06/07/2010
Kelly Crumrin, MeetingsFocus.com -- Well mannered and family-friendly, Utah represents a kinder, gentler Wild West. It is home to some of the most extravagantly beautiful terrain in the U.S., much of which can be hiked, climbed, skied, biked and golfed, and it is a proud curator of its rich pioneer heritage....more
06/03/2010
Jaime Gross, New York Times -- THERE’S a new party in Salt Lake City. Utah liquor laws were normalized last year for the first time since 1935, allowing patrons simply to walk into a bar and order a drink, as if they were in any other city. Add to that a budding film scene (a spillover effect from the nearby Sunda...more
06/02/2010
Saturday, June 5, The Living Planet Aquarium will celebrate 6 years of providing many landlocked Utahans, particularly children, an exclusive educational experience never before available in Utah....more
06/02/2010
By the Editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine -- After researching and visiting our 2010 Best Cities, it became clear that the innovation factor has three elements. Mark Emmert, president of the University of Washington in Seattle, put his finger on two of them: smart people and great ideas. But we'd arg...more
05/25/2010
Two of Utah's standout local breweries, Salt Lake City's Squatters and Park City's Wasatch, both received gold medals recently at the 2010 World Beer Cup in Chicago. This not only highlights the impressive achievements and growth of Salt Lake's brew pubs, it's a welcome reminder of last year's sweeping reforms of ...more
05/22/2010
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune - Coming off a banner year, the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is being promoted to draw even more recession-weary people to Wasatch Front tourism destinations. The pass, which provides discount-price access to 13 attractions from downtown Salt Lake City to Thanksgiving Point t...more
05/19/2010
Wena Sturgeon, The City Weekly -- Anyone thinking snow season is finished should check out Snowbird’s parking lot. Though only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a few more weeks, enough snow riders pack the lot that it’s full. Some even have to park up on the main road. But is it worth it? Should you go? The a...more
05/19/2010
Anne Forester and Andrew Adams, KSL.com -- A new survey shows more people are planning to take a vacation away from home this summer, and Utah's tourism industry hopes to benefit from those summer travelers....more
05/10/2010
SNOWBIRD, UTAH – The Snowbird Renaissance Center (SRC), in association with the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA), is proud to present the Mountain Music Festival, July 9-11. The three-day event at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will feature free headlining concerts as well as musical events for the ...more
05/06/2010
Jasen Lee, Deseret News -- It used to be that visiting all 13 attractions included in the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau's "Visit Salt Lake" Connect Pass had to be done in less than a week. Now doing so can be done at a much more leisurely pace....more
04/29/2010
In what the Salt Lake City Arts Council's Casey Jarman termed "a closely guarded but very poorly kept secret," Pioneer Park was named the new home of the Twilight Concert Series for at least the summer of 2010. Six of the eight shows were announced Thursday morning as well....more
04/28/2010
Michelle Bruno, SmartMeetings.com -- Utah is one of the most beautiful, yet least understood, meeting destinations. The scenery is a study in diversity, with the snow-capped mountains of the Wasatch Range to the north and a full spectrum of color-washed cliffs and desert to the south. Add the modern architec...more
04/22/2010
On the heels of a historic and breathtaking 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the Smucker’s Stars on Ice Tour is proud to bring the inspiring skating stars and their medal-winning style to thousands of fans across the nation. Freshly crowned 2010 Olympic medalists are joining America’s premier figure skating...more
04/13/2010
Local Salt Lake breweries, Wasatch and Squatters, received gold medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup this past weekend in Chicago. Wasatch’s drink-ably smooth Polygamy Porter medaled in the Session Beer Category, one of the fastest growing categories at the competition with 28 entries. Squatters' Black Forest Schwarz...more
04/06/2010
The Utah Museum of Natural History Paleontology and Gallery Programs' teams have paired up to present a new museum theater piece, The Dino Show: Live from Laramidia. Each live performance takes you back 75 million years ago to experience what it would be like to get face-to-face with a young dinosaur, so get ready...more
04/05/2010
April showers have resulted in ample powder at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, which has received four-and-a-half feet in the last week, pushing the season total to 440 inches with a mid-mountain base depth of 127 inches. With an additional 30-40 inches forecasted in the coming days, the mountain is in mid-winter ...more
03/31/2010
The Aerie Sushi Bar at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort has been named one of the "10 Best Ski-Town Sushi Restaurants" by SKI Magazine. Restaurants were selected from ski areas throughout the United States and Canada and listed on http://www.skinet.com/....more
03/30/2010
Gardner Village, a historic retail shopping area in West Jordan, is celebrating its 30th year of business in May 2010. Gardner Village’s legacy began more than 125 years ago when Archibald Gardner, a Utah Pioneer from Scotland, built a flour mill at the request of Mormon leader Brigham Young. Gardner was among the...more
03/23/2010
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- To no one's surprise, 2009 was not a banner year for the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. But the bureau still managed to help bring people (225,000) and money ($204 million) into Salt Lake County last year and booked another $160 million worth of future convention ...more
03/22/2010
Snowbird, Utah – The 24th Annual Steve Young Ski Classic brings an impressive group of NFL players and Olympians to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Saturday, March 27, to ski, snowboard and raise money for the Wasatch Adaptive Sports Program. Former San Francisco 49er and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young headlines a g...more
03/17/2010
SALT LAKE CITY – In an effort to raise sustainability awareness, USANA Amphitheatre wants you to 'Paint Our Cans' for a chance to win two reserved tickets to every concert we have this summer. 'Paint Our Cans' is part of USANA Amphitheatre’s green initiative efforts to increase sustainability awareness while inspi...more
03/09/2010
Washington, D.C. - March 9, 2010 - The League of American Bicyclists announced 51 new Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award winners at the 10th Anniversary National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 9, including Salt Lake. "The League is especially excited to recognize the 2010 winter BFB winners at the 10th ...more
03/09/2010
Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Without blushing, organizers call it "the Super Bowl of conventions." Don't look to Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, to diminish the claim, not after the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) announced that its 2016 meet...more
03/02/2010
Sandy, UT (March 2010) --- After months of anticipation, weeks of excitement, days of exhibit building and lots of swimming (by the penguins of course!), The Penguin Encounter opens Friday, March 26, 2010 at The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah....more
02/28/2010
Nancy Olesin, MetroWest Daily News -- Talk about convenience: Board a plane in Boston first thing in the morning and by lunch you can be skiing high in the mountains of Utah. Utah is a great choice for a ski getaway with friends or family, where lodging choices abound, from elegant to relaxing and rustic, in the ...more
02/24/2010
SALT LAKE CITY, February 24, 2010 - Executive Chef Nathan Powers and Bambara restaurant have received top awards from Salt Lake Magazine at the annual Dining Awards ceremony held February 23 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The magazine named Executive Chef Nathan Powers Salt Lake City's "Best Chef" and Bambara t...more
02/24/2010
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- A fierce competition is being waged in the Cottonwood canyons this week to capture photographic images of skiing/boarding and Salt Lake County's four resorts in all of their glory....more
02/19/2010
By Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- The topic of business luncheons Saturday and Sunday in Vancouver will be Olympic legacy -- not British Columbia's, but Utah's. Officials from the Salt Lake, Park City and Ogden convention and visitors bureaus will deliver slightly differing messages about how their communi...more
02/10/2010
Scott Mayerowitz, ABCnews -- We all know the old saying that you can't really understand another person's job until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Well what if those shoes are heavy, clunky ski boots? Somehow I found myself one morning before dawn at the top of a mountain, in near blizzard conditions, ...more
02/04/2010
MSN, Crai S. Bower -- The world may arrive in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. in February, but the legacy of Winter Olympic Games changes the spiritual and economic future of a host city forever. The 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics showcased North American Nordic environments, demonstrating that the Sierra Mountains more ...more
02/01/2010
ABC News, Scott Mayerowitz -- Utah isn't exactly the first place that comes to mind if you're seeking a good drink. Thanks to new liquor laws Utah's bar scene is thriving. But thanks in part to a recent loosening of the state's liquor laws there is a burgeoning booze business in the state....more
01/30/2010
The Selective Echo -- Although it has been eight years since Salt Lake City dispensed itself well as the host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the city’s travel and tourism portfolio continues to benefit handsomely from the highly valued visibility of this global event....more
01/28/2010
Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Travelocity's mascot, the traveling gnome, is trying to decide whether to take a ski vacation to Utah or Lake Tahoe, a popularity contest that will be decided by voters on the gnome's Facebook page. Utah or Lake Tahoe? Where's a gnome to ski?...more
01/27/2010
Talia Salem, Smart Meetings Magazine -- This weekend I embarked on my first journey to Utah. Snowboard in tow, I boarded my Southwest flight to Salt Lake City. After an easy 90-minute trip, we descended into the state capital—and what a sight it was. It was the most beautiful view, flying over the snowy Rockies in...more
01/25/2010
Snowbird, Utah - Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort received 7 feet of snow over the last week thanks to a succession of powerful storms. Snowbird's year to date snow totals started at 141 inches on Jan. 18 and increased steadily throughout the week, totaling 225 inches by the afternoon of Jan. 25....more
01/21/2010
Shara Park, KSL.com -- Three major events officially kick off Thursday -- the Sundance Film Festival, the X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival and the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The combination of these three events brings a lot of excitement to areas like downtown Salt Lake City and Park City, but they also...more
01/13/2010
Meetings + Incentive Travel -- Salt Lake City, Utah, has lifted an antiquated law that for decades allowed only two bars per block downtown....more
01/09/2010
By Jared Page, Deseret News - The John W. Gallivan Utah Center is on track for a $6 million makeover. The Salt Lake City Council, acting in its capacity as the city's redevelopment agency board of directors, Tuesday unanimously approved conceptual drawings for the expansion project, specifically the two-story buil...more
01/04/2010
SALT LAKE CITY, January 2010 – Over the past ten years, Lugano’s owner and chef Greg Neville’s attention to regional, rustic Italian fare focused on local, sustainable, organic and imported Italian ingredients has led to numerous awards, media highlights and more importantly, a loyal clientele. Neville’s hands-o...more
01/04/2010
Dedicated to bringing the finest national tours to Salt Lake City, Zions Bank Broadway Across America – Utah announces their 2009-2010 line-up featuring Disney’s The Lion King, Legally Blonde, Avenue Q and The Wedding Singer. Season Ticket Packages include four shows and range from $156.50 to $351.50 depending on ...more
12/21/2009
After a successful sixteen year run, First Night, Salt Lake City's traditional New Year's Eve event is more than tripling in size and scope to become a three-day celebration called EVE. On Dec. 29, 30 and 31, tens of thousands of people will gather for celebrations in streets, squares, plazas, theaters and perform...more
12/14/2009
Jill Adler, OnTheSnow.com -- The marriage of professional ski photographers and local professional athletes battling it out for cash and bragging rights is back on. Enter yourself for the opportunity to win $1,000- $2,500 If you've got the creative chops. This competition isn't just about photographers. Both skier...more
12/13/2009
Cindy Hirschfeld, New York Times -- For 70 years, the Utah resort has been known for its no-frills approach, letting the challenging terrain and abundant snow speak for itself. Though you won't find dirt-cheap hotels or lift tickets, Alta offers few temptations for spendthrifts. Hard-core skiers come here to ski (...more
12/09/2009
Sandy, UT (December 9, 2009) --- Seahorses have been celebrated in art, literature and mythology for centuries, so you'd think we know a lot about them. In "Seahorse Symphony," the Living Planet Aquarium's newly expanded exhibition, you'll discover that nothing could be further from the truth. Beginning December 1...more
12/09/2009
Derek Jensen, Salt Lake Tribune -- With just a handful of residents and a Boy Scout troop looking on, Salt Lake City made a seminal change in its alcohol rules Tuesday, eliminating downtown's two-bar-per-block restriction that has vexed tourists and business travelers for decades....more
12/08/2009
Salt Lake City – After a successful 16 year run, First Night, Salt Lake City’s traditional New Year’s Eve event, is more than tripling in size and scope to become a three-day celebration called EVE. On Dec. 29, 30 and 31, tens of thousands of people will gather for celebrations in streets, squares, plazas, theater...more
12/02/2009
Hunter Holcombe, Meetings Focus -- From the days when Mormon leader Brigham Young was a perpetual thorn in the side of the U.S. government, due to his colony’s aberrant ways, up until only about a dozen years ago, it never seemed that becoming a top-draw meetings destination was in the cards for Salt Lake City. Bu...more
11/22/2009
Tracy L. Barnett, Miami-Herald -- Skiers who flock to this region for its legendary white powder and steep slopes often grab the first shuttle to their resort of choice, bypassing the state's capital city. But to do so is to miss half the fun. This cultural oasis in the middle of the desert has been defying expect...more
11/20/2009
Ron Bozman, FamilyTravelForum.com -- Some families will fly into Salt Lake and make this Utah visit their one big, blowout family ski holiday. If you don’t want to be limited to only one mountain, yet need to sample all of the resorts in both Cottonwood Canyons at a reasonable cost, the best value is the Ski Salt ...more
11/20/2009
By Christine Sarkis, USA Today -- Whether winter calls for sun or snow in your book, there are plenty of deals to put a vacation on your horizon. As destinations attempt to pull themselves out of the recession funk, they're offering winter deals worth serious consideration. Salt Lake City and the surrounding mount...more
11/19/2009
David Burger, Salt Lake Tribune -- "We are a great concert hall, but we're not just a concert hall," said Brad Davis, general manager of The Rail. The Rail has been booking weddings, corporate events, quinceañeras, Sweet 16 parties and community events. The owners spent nearly $7 million to renovate what was once ...more
11/18/2009
Paul Beebe, Salt Lake Tribune -- A traveler could do a lot worse than get stranded at Salt Lake City's aging airport, according to SeatGuru.com, which bills itself as the Web's most complete resource for airline information. On Tuesday, SeatGuru released its pick of Salt Lake City International Airport and four...more
11/11/2009
After six months of massive reconstruction, the Little America Hotel has unveiled its newly renovated world-class meeting space. The expansive remodel includes the addition of three large meeting rooms, adding 4,081 sq ft to the property’s event space, which now totals 25,613 sq ft....more
11/11/2009
TRACY L. BARNETT, Houston Chronicle -- Curled up in front of the fire, I look out to a line of snow-frosted pines. Twenty-three inches of snow fell last night, so the snow is still fluffy and soft. Beyond the trees, I can see the tops of the mountains I will be ascending tomorrow. I'm trying not to think of all th...more
11/10/2009
By Jeanna Bryner, MSNBC--Though you might not be able to run away from your problems, moving to another state could be good for the soul. New research suggests U.S. states with wealthier, better educated and more tolerant residents are also happier on average....more
11/09/2009
Brighton announced today it would open for the 2009-10 season at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th with limited trail access from the Majestic and Explorer lifts....more
11/07/2009
STEPHEN REGENOLD, Special to the Star Tribune -- Utah's Wasatch Mountain Range has it all: deep snow, steep slopes and good value, with cheap flights to nearby Salt Lake City. Staked like a wall at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, the Wasatch Range towers over Utah's Great Salt Lake and the vast desert bas...more
11/04/2009
Paul Beebe, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Three years after demolition of the Crossroads Plaza kicked off construction of City Creek Center, the massive retail, residential and office project in downtown Salt Lake City is beginning to take shape. The project is widely credited for keeping the worst of the recession in ...more
11/03/2009
MacKenzie Geidt, Sunset Magazine -- Very exciting news, people....Salt Lake's ski season kicks off THIS FRIDAY, November 6th, at Solitude Mountain Resort. Time to get your ski on! I personally don't like being marooned at a ski resort (no matter how great it is), and Salt Lake is really the perfect place to base ...more
10/30/2009
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- Readers' choice: Alta and Snowbird, two iconic areas that continue to draw hard-core skiers, are once again featured in Skiing magazine as among North America's top 10 ski areas....more
10/29/2009
Solitude is welcoming the winter season ahead of schedule! Snowmaking began as early as the first week of October and Mother Nature has been especially cooperative – thus allowing Solitude to move up Opening Day by one week to Friday, November 6, 2009....more
10/20/2009
Les Roka, The Selective Echo -- There is no doubt that Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, relishes a challenge. In competing with other venues to host association conventions and meetings, corporate business gatherings, and city-wide events, many of which have had their ...more
10/18/2009
ABC News, Ron Scherer -- This might be one of the few good things to come out of the recession: airport delays are down. Yes, you read that correctly – even if you are sitting in an airport wondering when your flight will take off. The best of the metro airports: Salt Lake City....more
09/22/2009
John Anderson, Smart Meetings -- We’ve all heard that flat is the new up, with businesses and meeting planners adjusting to an economy that’s more about sustaining revenue than growing it. Assuming that’s the case, then bland might just be the new wow, pleasingly plump the new slim and, if the hotel folks in Utah ...more
09/17/2009
Ann, Cochran, Peter Greenberg Worldwide -- Salt Lake City has dual mecca status: religious and athletic. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is based in and around glorious Temple Square and there are seven world-class ski resorts 30 to 45 minutes away, 11 within an hour’s drive. Utah’s tourism slogan,...more
09/16/2009
The heavens really open up in Utah. These neighboring resorts at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon typically get more than 600 inches a year. During winter, Utah State Highway 210 winds up Little Cottonwood Canyon, passes Snowbird, and dead-ends near Alta and the canyon’s head, at 8,600 feet. Storms follow the s...more
09/15/2009
Salt Lake City, UT—September 2009—The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City announced the appointment of Executive Head Chef Phillip Yates. Yates joined the Grand America Hotel’s team of world-renowned chefs in 2007. Since then he has been delighting hotel guests with his distinctive, multi-regional cuisine....more
09/08/2009
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- The 600 travel agents meeting in Salt Lake City later this week aren't really coming to learn about Utah. Their focus is expected to be on seminars the Travel Leaders company put together to help franchisees nationwide understand and react to trends in the struggling industry. Or...more
09/01/2009
September 1st Salt Lake Brewing Co. aka Squatters Pubs and Beers will raise a pint and toast to 20 years in the pub business. To celebrate, they are not only throwing a staggeringly long birthday bash at the pubs; they are releasing a huge new beer: HOP RISING....more
08/26/2009
Robert Gehrke , The Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake City will host the 2011 gathering of the National Governors Association, the association announced Wednesday. It will be the fourth time the association has met in Utah since 1919....more
08/17/2009
Delta Air Lines today launched the Delta Meeting Network®, a product especially designed for corporate, association and incentive customers traveling to a meeting, conference or convention at any of the 376 destinations Delta serves worldwide. To celebrate the launch of the Delta Meeting Network, the airline is of...more
08/13/2009
Salt Lake City International Airport remains the best airport in the country for on-time travel, according to an article this month in Travel and Leisure Magazine. The publication ranked the best and worst airports for on-time performance using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics from April 1, 2008, ...more
07/31/2009
SALT LAKE CITY (July, 2009) – Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli (Caputo’s) was been named Outstanding Retailer of 2009 in the 37th annual sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), Inc. The sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty food. In June 2009 Gourmet News Magazine said, ...more
07/31/2009
Keith McCord, KSL.com -- When you think of the great works of art by Rembrandt, Degas and others, you probably think those paintings are mostly hanging in museums in Europe. Some are, yes, but there's a huge collection right in downtown Salt Lake City....more
07/31/2009
Keith McCord, KSL.com -- When you think of the great works of art by Rembrandt, Degas and others, you probably think those paintings are mostly hanging in museums in Europe. Some are, yes, but there's a huge collection right in downtown Salt Lake City....more
07/28/2009
John T. Edge, New York Times: RAGGED strips of pastrami, fatty edges tinged russet by a long immersion in a serving-line vat of paprika-spiked beef broth, spilled from beneath the bun of Cindy Rutland’s burger... Here, Crown Burgers and various imitators have, over the last three decades, convinced the citizens...more
07/20/2009
Solitude Mountain Resort has begun installation on Powderhorn II, $1.5 million improvement to lift infrastructure. A replacement of the original Powderhorn double, a holdover from its mid-70s installation – albeit with an improved lift line - comes on the heels of last winter’s $7 million investment in two, new hi...more
07/20/2009
Lana Groves, Deseret News: Utah made its mark on the winter sports community when the Olympics arrived in 2002, and now the Beehive State is taking all types of outdoor recreation by storm. As thousands roll into Salt Lake City for the outdoor retailer convention this week, Utah's economy welcomes the growing re...more
07/06/2009
Les, The Selective Echo: Thousands of representatives from more than 30 nations will convene in Salt Lake City this coming weekend at the annual World Education Congress of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the event and convention industry....more
06/30/2009
Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News -- Starting Wednesday, Utah's private clubs won't be so private anymore. That's when the new law eliminating private club membership requirements takes effect, turning the state's equivalent of bars into, well, bars....more
06/22/2009
Valerie Richardson, Washington Times: Utah's liquor laws are set to relax July 1, bringing them more in line with those of the rest of the nation, but don't expect Salt Lake City to morph into Sin City any time soon....more
06/16/2009
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune -- Because the super pass idea has worked so well stimulating tourist interest in skiing Salt Lake County's resorts, why not try it with golfing in the summer? And why not make it available to locals, too? The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving the idea a shot....more
06/03/2009
Associated Press: A nonstop flight from Tokyo is making its way to Salt Lake City. The 12-hour flight is the first in a new service from Delta Air Lines. It is the first time Salt Lake City will see an Airbus 330 jet on a regular basis and the first trans-Pacific service in the intermountain region. The flight wi...more
05/27/2009
By Lee Benson, Deseret News -- The staggering economy has changed more than a few vacation plans this summer. Before you were thinking of maybe the Left Bank in Paris or a Serengeti safari, or at least the three-day park hopper pass at Disneyland. Now you're thinking something a little more conservative and a wee ...more
05/15/2009
Larry Olmsted, USA Today: In February, Salt Lake made the news when it was named the nation's fittest city by Men's Health magazine. But second-home owners have known this for years. Skiing is the highest-profile active pursuit, especially since the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Utah receives "Champagne powder," an...more
05/12/2009
Linda Baker, New York Times: While the economic crisis has silenced hundreds of real estate projects around the country, 1,100 construction workers are toiling on a 20-acre development here that is springing up across the street from the Mormon Temple in the center of downtown....more
05/11/2009
Judy Fahys, Deseret News: Visitors to this year's urban bird festival are enjoying about $1 million in improvements to aviary exhibits since Labor Day. The Kennecott Wetlands Immersion Experience opens to the public later this month, as does the updated Amazon Adventure....more
05/10/2009
Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News: Starting Tuesday, the restaurant portion of the state's sweeping changes to liquor regulation becomes law. Utah's version of bars, private clubs, have to wait until July 1 to eliminate their membership requirements, however....more
05/08/2009
Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Salt Lake City's Rick Montoya doesn't need validation, after spending most of the last 20 years of his life developing Utah youngsters into some of the finest amateur boxers in the country. But if this week at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions is proving anything, it...more
05/06/2009
Paul Beebe, Salt Lake Tribune: Green-minded visitors, whatever their political hue, can now fly or drive to Salt Lake City without worrying about their carbon footprints. The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau has started a carbon offset program on its Web site, www.visitsaltlake.com, for travelers to gau...more
05/02/2009
The Selective Echo: Perhaps there is no better way to mark the 25th anniversary of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau than to gain the global housekeeping seal of approval from Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest association for the event and convention industry, which will ho...more
04/08/2009
Michael Cervin, SANTA BARBARA NEWS-PRESS -- To ski or not to ski, that is the question. Aspen boasts movie stars and the chance to be seen, but it has crowds. Whistler is beautiful, but it's a whole other country. Then there's Utah. Not necessarily on everyone's short list, the Salt Lake City region offers four pr...more
04/07/2009
Jeremiah Stettler, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Should Salt Lake County accommodate a new 1,000-room hotel overlooking the Salt Palace? That's the question the County Council will raise today as officials consider creating an exploratory committee to figure out whether a Salt Palace hotel makes financial sense for Uta...more
04/03/2009
Derek P. Jensen, The Salt Lake Tribune -- Downtown Salt Lake City's public transportation scene just got a leg up. Well, two. A new bicycle taxi service called Stick Dog Pedicabs is cruising the capital's bar and restaurant scene -- ready to pedal people between stops, back to the hotel and even home for a "driver...more
04/02/2009
SkiNet (SKI/Skiing Magazines) - Ok, so Salt Lake City isn’t typically known as a ski resort. It’s a city, obviously. But it’s so much more: it’s a city with an international airport that lies within one hour of 11 different resorts, including Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, and Brighton. For that reason, it qualifies as...more
03/31/2009
BBC News - Utah has eased its strict controls on public drinking by announcing the end of restrictions under which bars had to function like private clubs. From 1 July, anyone wanting a strong drink in the largely Mormon state will no longer have to fill in a form and pay a fee in order to enter a bar....more
03/30/2009
In addition to new downtown dining options like Bruges Waffles and Frites, Eva Mediterranean Tapas, J Wong’s Asian Bistro, and the Olive Bistro, businesses are opening in downtown Salt Lake at a record pace!...more
03/27/2009
Associated Press, Salt Lake Tribune: Delta Air Lines will launch a nonstop daily flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago's Midway Airport to compete with low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines....more
03/26/2009
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune: One day, visiting ski tour operators were taken skiing up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The next day, they hit the Little Cottonwood resorts. But skiing was not the only activity on the itinerary of the Ski Tour Operators Association during its four-day stay last week in Salt Lake City. ...more
03/20/2009
Following decades of baffling visitors with its quirky liquor laws, Utah legislators recently passed sweeping changes to the state's oft-criticized liquor laws, including the elimination of the state's private club system, a move that will simply add to Utah's ever-growing attributes as a world-class convention an...more
03/19/2009
Brice Wallace, Deseret News: The changes in Utah's liquor laws could have positive consequences even before the measures take effect this summer, a member of the Utah Board of Tourism Development said Thursday....more
03/17/2009
The Devil's private stash -- about to be opened, shared and enjoyed by Utah's beer loving sinners!...more
03/11/2009
Rebecca Ruiz, Forbes: Utah earned the highest marks. Here residents reported a high level of satisfaction in several areas, including work environment, emotional health and their local communities. One major factor for Utah's strong performance might be its unemployment rate: When last reported in January, it was...more
03/11/2009
Salt Lake Tribune (Mike Gorrell) -- This is a big year for the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. It's celebrating its silver anniversary, 25 years of marked growth that includes a prominent supporting role in securing and staging the 2002 Winter Olympics. But like everyone else, the bureau is trying to withs...more
03/09/2009
The Salt Lake Tribune -- Legislators and Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announced a deal Monday that would make the most sweeping changes in decades to Utah's liquor laws, including an end to the state's one-of-a-kind private-club law. Huntsman, who made doing away with the nettlesome club law a priority before the session...more
03/06/2009
Mike Gorrell, Salt Lake Tribune: The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has not had any companies or associations cancel meetings out of fear they might look like a junket in difficult economic times....more
02/27/2009
At Salt Lake Magazine's recent 2009 Dining Awards, Log Haven was a recipient of the magazine’s highest award: induction into their “Dining Hall of Fame.”...more
02/26/2009
In 2006, New Yorker Chef Will Pliler was named Chef of the Year by Salt Lake Magazine. On Tuesday, February 17, the magazine presented Pliler with another award - their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award....more
02/25/2009
Houston Chronicle (Tracy L. Barnett) -- Skiers who flock to this region for its legendary white powder and steep slopes often grab the first shuttle to their resort of choice, bypassing the state’s capital city. But to do so is to miss half the fun....more
02/23/2009
Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune: After a successful first run in 2008 the second annual Ski Salt Lake Shootout got underway Monday at the four resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. The contest brings local and global ski photographers to the canyons and pairs them with Utah-based athletes for four-days...more
02/20/2009
Rob Baedeker, ForbesTraveller.com: The Mormon church's headquarters are here, but Temple Square is more than just a destination for Latter Day Saints. In 2008, visitation to the square, which is festooned with lights for the holiday season, numbered around five million, making it Utah's top tourist destination....more
02/19/2009
Laura Hancock, Deseret News: For the second consecutive year, Salt Lake City International Airport is first in the nation for on-time arrivals and departures, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation....more
02/17/2009
Deseret News -- Salt Lake City leaders rolled out an "aggressive" environmental agenda aimed at curbing emissions, improving air quality and drastically reducing waste sent to landfills....more
02/13/2009
USA Today -- In a season in which ski areas from Maine to California are offering cost-saving balms to soothe the economically battered, Salt Lake City-area resorts remain a haven for value-conscious skiers. Eleven ski areas are within an hour of the airport. Competition among city hotels - particularly if you avo...more
02/03/2009
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Sequoia Development announced the opening of Hyatt Summerfield Suites Salt Lake City/Sandy, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Utah. The hotel is also the first-ever Hyatt Summerfield Suites to offer newly designed guest suites and public space, which allows travelers a new way to experien...more
01/25/2009
New York Times (Vanessa Chang) -- In the 1980s, a good beer was hard to come by in Utah. Although the state wasn't dry, its alcohol laws were strict, a reflection of a traditional Mormon culture that frowns on drinking. But masses of skiers were invading, bringing their thirst into Utah along with their boots and ...more
01/16/2009
Women's Health Magazine -- Only one city can reign supreme in our first-ever nationwide search for America's Capital of Health. And the tiara goes to... The 10 best 1. Salt Lake City 2. San Francisco 3. Seattle ......more
01/16/2009
Men's Health Magazine -- Our annual statistical showdown reveals which city ranks as America's top metropolis for men. How does your hometown stack up? The 10 best 1. Madison, Wis. 2. St. Paul, Minn. 3. Salt Lake City......more
01/16/2009
Wine Enthusiast Magazine -- Thoughts of Utah might include visions of spectacular mountains filled with incredible powder, miles of rugged red rock landscape, proselytizing Mormon missionaries; rarely does fine wine and food make the list. For the past decade, though, this notoriously dry state has undergone a qui...more
01/16/2009
Utah Business Magazine -- Salt Lake for many years has been a hot attraction for skiing, vacations and even business conventions. In recent years, the Salt Lake area has seen a rise in tourism from people all over the world, a result of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Salt Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (SLCVB...more
01/16/2009
Men's Fitness Magazine Now that's an impressive debut. A newcomer to MF's annual list, the Utah capital jumped (or shall we say, slalomed) to the top of the survey because of its abundance of park space, athletically motivated residents, and below- average obesity rates. While the 2002 Winter Olympics host is kno...more
01/05/2009
The ski industry has undergone a subtle shift in the last 5-7 years. Certain regions and/or states have always banded together to market their areas as a whole, typically by way of a central nonprofit organization whose charter is to grow business for all involved. The most visible entities now are Ski Utah an...more
01/05/2009
In addition to Salt Lake City International Airport ranking the eighth-best U.S. airport in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Business Travel Awards, its Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) was recently awarded......more
01/05/2009
Travel & Leisure Magazine -- Where to find downhill ski bargains in an economic downturn. Savvy skiers, listen up: This could just be your year to find great deals at some of America’s best ski resorts....more
12/15/2008
AAA Utah announced that Salt Lake's Grand America Hotel has, for the fifth time, earned AAA's prestigious Five Diamond Award, the travel authority's highest rating for hotels and restaurants......more
11/13/2008
As expected following the recent Delta-Northwest merger, Delta Air Lines announced on November 12 a new, non-stop flight from Salt Lake to Tokyo, Japan, set to commence Summer 2009. This announcement adds to Salt Lake's ever-growing international access following the commencement of Delta's Salt Lake-Paris flight ...more
11/12/2008
The recent merger of Delta Air Lines, whose second largest hub is Salt Lake, and Northwest Airlines creates a premier global airline with service to nearly all of the world’s major travel markets. The new airline, called Delta, is committed to delivering excellent service to customers in 66 countries and more than...more
11/03/2008
Downtown Rising is the vision and blueprint for the future of Salt Lake, created not just to keep Salt Lake City vibrant, but to guide Utah's capital to new heights over the next few decades, yet beginning today. This visioning process resulted in a multitude of ideas - large and small, bold and restrained - for s...more
11/03/2008
Across from the Salt Palace Convention Center is the City Creek Development, the cornerstone of the Downtown Rising plan, to date. City Creek is a $1.5 billion sustainably designed, walkable urban community of......more
11/03/2008
Karen Olson, principal owner of Metropolitan, one of Salt Lake City’s finest restaurants, recently accepted the prestigious role of vice chair for the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) Board of Directors. The appointment was made at DiRōNA’s 18th annual conference October 19-21. Other appointment...more
11/03/2008
The November 2008 issue of Outside Magazine reveals what skiers all over the world have known for years: Alta/Snowbird is the top skiing destination in North America. Outside Magazine’s editorial staff and readership each named Alta/Snowbird the top resort......more
11/03/2008
The Salt Lake CVB was recently presented with three prestigious industry awards......more
10/16/2008
On October 16, 2008, Mayor Ralf Becker unveiled the location of Salt Lake City's soon-to-be built Utah Performance Center: 135 South Main Street. The Utah Performance Center is a 2,400-seat, state-of-the-art theater ......more
10/10/2008
Salt Lake recently added yet another architectural wonder to its arsenal of athletic and entertainment venues, this one in the form of the $110-million Rio Tinto Stadium, home to Salt Lake’s professional soccer team, Real Salt Lake. Opened Oct. 9, Rio Tinto Stadium is said to be......more
10/09/2008
The Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 plan is a comprehensive project that includes the construction of new TRAX light rail lines to the Salt Lake City International Airport, Draper, South Jordan (Mid-Jordan), and West Valley City, plus an additional ......more
10/09/2008
UTA recently announced a 2009 start date for its six-mile, $350 million TRAX light rail line connecting downtown Salt Lake with Salt Lake City International Airport. Upon completion, this line creates a convenient and affordable mode of transportation for......more
10/08/2008
Salt Lake City International Airport was ranked the eighth-best airport in the United States in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Business Travel Awards, featured in the October issue......more
07/01/2008
Delta Air Lines, building on the continued success of the largest international expansion in its history, launched non-stop service between its second largest hub, Salt Lake City, and the City of Lights, Paris, France......more

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