Category: Events

Ride free backcountry ski shuttles in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance Shuttle Day will use 12-person Sprinter Vans in Little Cottonwood Canyon. (Photo: Wasatch Backcountry Alliance)

Transportation congestion in Little Cottonwood Canyon has reached an all-time high. Even on non-powder days, you can expect a line of cars slowly rolling up Highway 210 toward Alta and Snowbird. Even backcountry trailhead parking lots have vehicles spilling out…

Films and Trailer for 2016 Wasatch Mountain Film Festival

The 2016 Wasatch Mountain Film Festival. (Image: WMFF)

The Wasatch Mountains are a special place. Nowhere else can residents of a major metropolitan area access a range as easily as those of us living on the Wasatch Front. As a result, these mountains have a profound influence on…

Backcountry BASECAMP kicks off at Solitude

Backcountry bros at the 2015 Backcountry BASECAMP at Smugglers Notch, Vermont. (Photo: Tyler Cohen, Backcountry Magazine)

Backcountry Magazine is traveling around to North American resorts as part of their Backcountry BASECAMP 2016 Tour, and Solitude Mountain Resort is where the fun begins. From Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18, the editors of Backcountry Magazine, along…

Ski Utah invites you to first ever POW Day

Skiing deep powder with the Fritschi Freeride Pro bindings on Black Diamond Drift skis. Photo: Mike DeBernardo

POW Day is coming to Little Cottonwood Canyon in January. Of course, there’s a pow day at Alta and Snowbird every time it snows, but this POW day is a bit different. Back in September, 2015, Ski Utah announced a…

Black Diamond teases new gear for 2016

The Black Diamond Helio 105 skis are mountaineering specific for technical descents. Available Fall, 2016. (Image: Black Diamond)

Utah’s own Black Diamond Equipment is teasing us with new gear that won’t be available until autumn of 2016. There are new ski, climbing and mountaineering lines to look forward to, including climbing gym-specific equipment and apparel, and innovative skis,…

Quad Wednesdays are back at Brighton for 2015

Brighton's Quad Wednesdays are back for 2015. (Image: Brighton Resort)

One of Utah’s most popular discount pass events is back as Brighton’s Quad Wednesdays returns for 2015. Quad Wednesdays is a wonderful way to not only ski on-the-cheap, but to also give back to those in need at the same…

2015 Utah ski resort opening dates

Brian Head is getting dumped on thanks to a big, mid-November storm. (Photo: Mike Saemisch)

Ski season is only a few weeks away in Utah. Winter storms have dropped a good couple of feet in the mountains, and resorts have been blowing man-made snow in freezing temperatures. The countdown and anticipation has begun. Late November…