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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from January 2019

  • The Rewards of Renting

    OK, we admit it. The downside of any ski trip is lugging your gear from place to place—and if you're traveling with little ones or in a big group? Ugh. Hauling around boots, skis, boards, poles, and helmets is a price most of us are willing to pay for the thrill of sailing down a mountain with sleds

  • The Vault Bar at Bambara: Sugar & Spice

    There's nothing better than a warm drink after a day in the cold smoke. The Vault Bar, located within the Hotel Monaco's Bambara Restaurant, offers this toasty, cozy cider in both a kid-friendly and adult version. The Vault’s bartender Andrew Aveyta designed his seasonal hot beverage, called Sugar &

  • The Best Spots for Weekend Brunch

    Whether you’re trying to forget last night or you're trying to gear up for the day ahead, brunch is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the Salt Lake dining scene. And if you’re so inclined, it’s the perfect opportunity to see first hand that, yes, you can get a drink in Utah. Thankfully,

  • The Thirsty Squirrel: Honeycomb Toddy

    There's nothing better than a warm, boozy beverage after a snowy day skiing Solitude's Honeycomb Canyon. We asked The Thirsty Squirrel's bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drink for aprés ski. The Thirsty Squirrel is a classic après ski bar where still-booted and besweatered skiers flop down

  • Copper Common: Coffee Cocktail, Tiki Toddy & Butternut Toddy

    There's nothing better than a warm beverage after a snowy day playing in the mountains. We asked local bartenders to whip up their favorite hot drinks for the winter season and share recipes. Copper Common’s bar manager Maureen Segrave-Daly is one of Ski City’s best mixologists. This winter season

  • A Bird’s Eye View of Salt Lake

    Flying into the Salt Lake International Airport gives you a rare bird’s eye view of Salt Lake, but we’re here to give you a unique view of our beautiful city. No US state capital can boast the same kinds of scenic views and backdrops that set the stage of Salt Lake. With the city sitting on the

  • The 5 Best Apres-Ski Beers

    Whether you’ve been rallying fresh groomers on a bluebird spring day or you spent the afternoon waist-deep in powder during an epic storm cycle, it’s hard to argue that the best way to close out a great day of skiing or riding one of Salt Lake’s four world-class resorts is with a few friends and a

  • Rewind: Salt Lake - The History of Snowboarding in Ski City

    It’s no secret that Salt Lake aka Ski City has long been magnet for snow sports. Similarly, it’s no secret that Utah is known for The Greatest Snow On Earth. What you might not know about is Salt Lake’s crucial role in the history of snowboarding. That’s right, Salt Lake is called Ski City, but we

  • Is Salt Lake Getting the Olympics Again?

    The 2002 Winter Olympics were a party of such epic proportions that those weeks stand out in nearly every Utahn’s mind as one of the most exciting things to hit our fair state since shaped skis and fried scones. Utah’s good citizens revelled in the international spotlight, with an incredible

  • Clark Planetarium Sponsored Content

    Clark Planetarium: Memories, Movies and More

    Clark Planetarium leaves people in awe of the wonders of space, including the mysteries of our own planet! Explore some of these mysteries through the interactive exhibits, science demonstrations, and educational movies. Shows cost less than ten dollars and members watch for free. Visit

  • How To Use Public Transport in Salt Lake

    Whether you flew into Salt Lake for work or play—or maybe you live here and don’t own or want to drive a car—you can get almost everywhere you want to go on public transit. By taking a UTA bus or train, you can travel all the way from downtown to Sandy for a fraction of what it would cost to Uber

  • Experience The Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake

    There is a very specific and scintillating buzz that percolates in Salt Lake every January. It’s not just “The Greatest Snow On Earth,” though we do see a lot of skiers visiting the city this time of year—it's Festival time in Salt Lake. You might not know it, but Salt Lake is home to a large

  • Salt Lake Will Surprise You

    Salt Lake has been in a constant state of growth for the past several years, and the changes are more apparent than ever. From a thriving downtown district to the college scene up on Foothill, to the hip and bustling 9th and 9th and Sugarhouse neighborhood, our city is truly coming into its own.

  • Little Girl Skiing at Brighton

    Kids Under 10 Ski Free at Brighton

    When Tom Monterosso visited Utah on a snowboard trip as an East Coast-raised college student in the early 2000’s, he was immediately struck by Brighton’s expansive terrain and seemingly endless powder. After a few days exploring the resort’s winding trails and technical trees, he knew he would