Category: Skiing

Snowbird wins Utah County approval to expand into Mary Ellen Gulch

New December snow has fallen, kicking the ski patrol into action.

Snowbird’s controversial plan to expand their ski resort boundaries into Mary Ellen Gulch got closer to reality last week, when the Utah County Board of Adjustment gave approval for Snowbird to build lifts in American Fork Canyon on private property owned by…

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…