All 13 Utah ski resorts will have new upgrades to show off to visitors for the ’09-’10 ski season. SkiUtah.com compiled all of the improvements and changes that have been made during the off-season, that will give skiing tourists and locals alike a memorable experience when they come to enjoy Utah’s world-famous powder. In addition to improvements to Utah’s resorts, there is also a huge improvement for Utah visitors in the form of re-vamped liquor laws, but that’s another story. Below is a list of all the ski resort upgrades, courtesy of Ski Utah.
“The Edge of Never” is the story about Kye Petersen. Kye is the son of extreme skier, Trevor Petersen, who died in 1996 while skiing the Exit Couloir on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France. The idea was take Kye to that place, where the boy would ski the slope that took his father’s life. There is a mythological plot at work here, about a young man who dares to ski the labyrinth of snow and ice that killed his father. “The Edge of Never” is also a story about family, despite that fact that it’s taking place amidst the carnival of big-mountain skiing.
There isn’t much in life that’s happier than watching dogs run free in the woods. Before being let loose, they remain calm on their leashes, yawning in anticipation. But as soon as the sound of the leash unclicking is heard, they’re off, bounding wildly into the brush, neck and neck like racehorses as they playfully bite each other’s legs and roll over one another along the way.
When I first moved to Salt Lake City, a co-worker told me that Chesler Park in Canyonlands National Park is the most beautiful place in the State of Utah. When I finally made it down there with my wife, Callista,…
Ski swaps are a great way to buy all the ski and snowboard gear you need for the winter season while saving money at the same time. There are usually thousands of new and used skis, boots and poles to choose from, and money earned at most swaps go to benefit a charity organization.
Ski Utah posted the anticipated Utah ski resort opening dates and it looks like Solitude will be the first to start up the bull wheels and get the lifts humming on November 13.
Lanterns have long been an integral part of campsites for generations. Like the crackle of a campfire, the hiss of a gas lantern embodies the experience of spending the night outside. But gas lanterns are large, heavy, and require fuel, making them inappropriate for long backpacking trips. As a result, headlamps are a preferred source of light for backpackers. Although they’re great for setting up a tent or making dinner in the dark, headlamps don’t create the warm, glowing atmosphere that a lantern provides.