The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from February 2009

  • Ski Salt Lake Shootout - Day 3

    Well the clouds came in but the temps didn't come down like they typically do here in Salt Lake. Call it global warming, call it a fluke, bad a spade a spade. Regardless of the lack of cooperation, the skiers and photographers for the Ski Salt Lake Shootout were at it on day 3 at

  • 2009 Ski Salt Lake Shootout

    After last year's successful Ski Salt Lake Shootout, the athletes and photographers have once again assembled to the Wasatch Mountains, specifically the resorts of Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird. We are now two days into the competition and already there are a couple of video posts,

  • A Typical Weekend at Alta

    I was skiing this past week at Alta with a friend in from Chamonix, France and aside from mentioning that my 139 mm waist width Mavens were something he could only ski a couple of times a year, he went on to say that in France they'll get new snow but rarely if ever like last week at Alta where a

  • Omniture Summit 2009 In Salt Lake City

    Omniture, one of if not THE web's leading analytics company is hosting their annual summit at the Salt Palace this week. Although just a two day conference, the Omniture Summit 2009 is where a lot of case studies are shared showcasing how their software is being used by clients as well as insights

  • Is Skiing in Salt Lake Affordable?

    The old adage of " you get what you pay for " may not necessarily apply to skiing in Utah where, as the USA Today recently wrote about, you often get more than what you pay for. The article which ran as a Travel Section cover story last week cited Utah and specifically the Cottonwood Resorts as some of

  • Welcoming People in Salt Lake

    When more than 17,000 people descend upon Salt Lake for the Outdoor Retailer Show Winter Market there are bound to be a wide variety of ways that Salt Lake is perceived. Delana Angrignon who is from Squamish, British Columbia talks about how welcoming the businesses in Salt Lake are. Additionally she

  • Getting Outdoors in Salt Lake

    During the Outdoor Retailer Show I visited with Don from Alpine Aire, a dry instant meal backpacking food company. He comes to Salt Lake twice a year, coinciding with the Outdoor Retailer Show. One of the things that resonates with all of the people that I visited with during the show, including Don,

  • How Salt Lake Stacks Up

    Salt Lake has the Outdoor Retailer Show and Denver will soon have the Ski Industry Association show, having nabbed it up from Vegas' grasp. Denver has the Nuggets and Coors while Salt Lake has the Jazz and Squatters. Our mountains are...well, I could go on and on with the comparisons but I doubt