The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from January 2009

  • High Pressure Happiness

    Date: December 29, 2008 - January 29, 2009 Location: Snowbird, UT Featuring: Me (Jake Kirshner), Nik Aksamitn, Dex Mills, Brady Newton, Alex Mazurkewycz Low-Res Vimeo Version: High-Res Version: http://www.jakecast.com/helmetcast/helmetCast12.m4v (right-click > save target/link as...) Even during to rare

  • Pierpont Walkway

    Right across the street from the south entrance of the Convention Center is a small passage named "Pierpont Walkway". It's an often overlooked little spot but one that I've passed through many times, like I did the other day after leaving the Outdoor Retailer Show. Named after Thomas Pierpont, a late

  • Lunch Crew at Settebello!

    Introducing Salt Lake Lunch Crew! Lunch Crew is a new tradition on your favorite Salt Lake blog. Every now and then, a few working professionals in the downtown Salt Lake City area, will you a short video of the lunch experience at a selected downtown restaurant. The first video we bring you is a

  • And the Winner Is...

    Sundance Resort with 25 inches of new snow! Yesterday, through the night, and still now, the snow angels have finally given generously for the first time in weeks. Sundance records 25 inches of fresh snow. Other resorts followed closely behind: Alta, 19"; Brighton, 15"; Powder, 12"; Snowbasin, 15";

  • Obama's Angels Make Salt Lake Home

    President Barack Obama recently announced that " Obama's Angels National Council, " a nonpartisan service group designed to organize national service projects, will make its headquarters in Salt Lake due in large part to the area's reputation for its boundless and enthusiastic volunteer efforts. " Salt

  • Outdoor Retailer Show Final Day

    I arrived at the Outdoor Retailer show for the final day and it was quiet. I think it was a combination of Saturday night's festivities and the plethora of snow that had fallen in the mountains, luring skiers and snowboarders from the show to the Cottonwood Canyon resorts just minutes away from the

  • In the Aisle at Outdoor Retailer

    I was walking around the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show today, talking with people, asking how business has been going and surprisingly, there are a lot of people saying that the show has been strong! Some, like local backcountry ski manufacturer Black Diamond told me that they were having a good show

  • Welcome to the Outdoor Retailer Show

    The Outdoor Retailer Show, Winter Edition, is under way. There are thousands of people attending this year and more cool outdoor gear than there is time to take in. I've seen people from all over the world and talked to many of them about visiting Salt Lake. While it's true that we're in an inversion

  • And Now From Snowbird

    Despite the high pressure and sunny weather that has dominated the Wasatch for the past few weeks, we did get one substantial powder day. As they say, one is all it takes and Snowbird made the best of it.

  • Outdoor Retailer Winter Show

    The Outdoor Retailer show is once again gathering in Salt Lake this week for it's semi-annual event. With over 800 exhibitors and nearly 17,000 attendees from around the world, this is Salt Lake City's time to shine for the premier winter outdoor recreation trade event in North America. The Salt

  • Go To The Snow With the Gnome

    Ever seen the guy to the left before? Take a good look, I know he's somewhat in disguise. He's the Travelocity Gnome that travels around much like the Ski Utah Yeti - not a care in the world and every hookup that matters. Free this, free that, all the babes...you get the picture. The North Face and

  • Escape the Inversion

    If you're new to Utah or just visiting, a prolonged stay in the Salt Lake Valley during the winter months will have you sooner or later face to face with an inversion. Salt Lake Magazine describes it quite well , but in a nutshell an inversion takes place when during a high pressure cold air is

  • Salt Lake Named FITTEST CITY IN AMERICA!

    Salt Lake residents should be proud of themselves! Every year, Men's Fitness Magazine names the fittest and fattest cities in the country. Check out the article here and see where your city ranks. Of course, Salt Lake won the battle with statistics like the following: Approximately 29 percent of

  • Why Salt Lake for Meetings and Conventions

    It's true there are so many great locations around the United States and even the world to host a meeting or convention. If that's the case, then why Salt Lake? I could rattle off a number of reasons from the accessibility of the international airport just 8 miles from downtown to the adjacent

  • Los Lobos Coming to Kingsbury Hall

    The classical acoustic guitar sounds of Los Lobos is coming to Kingsbury Hall (Located on the University of Utah campus) one week from today, the 22nd of January. Perhaps most popularized and recognizable to many by their song La Bamba , this time they visit Salt Lake they will be bringing with them a

  • Salt Lake Indoor Bliss

    Most people aren't aware that Salt Lake Valley's recreational soccer participation is one of the highest in the country. The Utah Soccer Association ( www.utahsoccer.org ) runs a great summer-league program. However, in the winter time, the same soccer enthusiasts look to indoor facilities in the

  • Winter Wipeouts & Tricks Contest

    Time to start snapping photos and hitting the record button on that video camera of yours. Ski Salt Lake has launched the Winter Wipeouts & Tricks photo contest. Up for grabs as the grand prize is a trip to Salt Lake that includes airfare for two, a three-night stay at a Salt Lake hotel and a