Utah in the News
Perhaps the two best jobs among the thousands in Utah’s ski industry belong to a couple of Eastern transplants now living in Park City.
Utah skiing is experiencing a banner year [Ray Grass The Deseret News] - January 15, 2011
The snow fell early and in great abundance here in Utah so far this winter — thanks, surprisingly, to colder water temperatures in the tropical Pacific.
Conductor Thierry Fischer makes music on the ski slopes [Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune] - January 10, 2011
The Utah Symphony music director, fit and trim at age 53, has skied since he was 6 or 7.
Local Celebrated Chef to Appear on NBC’s TODAY [NBC TODAY] - December 7, 2010
Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Chef Zane Holmquist to Cook on Show Dec. 8
Utah ski resort plans first heated chair lift in North America- Paul Foy, [USA TODAY] - November 11, 2010
Utah's fastest growing ski area is spending millions of dollars to reconfigure the mountain and add North America's first heated chair lift with a bubble shield that swings over passengers like a pair of orange goggles.
Powder Play: Eight reasons to Ski Utah [Stephen Regenold, Star Tribune] - November 6, 2009
The mountains near Salt Lake offer a dozen resorts, including the European-flavored Snowbird with its aerial tram and steep slopes, as well as locals' hills like Powder Mountain. For snow quality, steep skiing, price, accessibility and variety of terrain, Utah is tough to beat. Here are eight reasons I keep going back.
Ski resorts cutting prices to lure locals - September 10, 2009
By BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press Writer Brock Vergakis
No fees. No forms. No hassle. - June 30, 2009
On Wednesday, getting into a bar in Utah will be as simple as showing the doorman a valid ID.
That's when a new state law will go into effect eliminating a requirement that has made every bar in Utah a private club for the past 40 years.
Utah's ski resorts offer plenty of powder at affordable prices - Jayne Clark [USA TODAY] - February 13, 2009
In any other U.S. city, the sight of Andrew Babis and his son Carmine clutching skis, poles and boots at a downtown bus stop might draw double takes. But here outside the Sheraton in the bracing air and weak light of a Monday morning, they attract nary a glance.
Marketing Wars: Colorado Ski Country v. Ski Utah - [Ski Town Journal] - January 1, 2009
The ski industry, and the local economies in our mountain towns that depend on that industry, have undergone a subtle shift in the last 5-7 years.
Wall Street a faceplant for skiers? Utah resorts say a cautious no - hope for big season [Mike Gorrell, The Salt Lake Tribune] - October 27, 2008
Ski crowds may not be as thick as this one at Sundance in February, but Utah resorts are optimistic for brisk business despite tough economic times.
More snow for less dough - How to save big on a family ski vacation - Suzanne Rowan Kelleher [WeJustGotBack.com/ MSNBC.com] - October 27, 2008
Family ski vacations can be tons of fun, but holy sticker shock—they sure ain’t cheap. By the time you shell out for the condo, lift tickets, ski lessons, equipment rental, meals, daycare, snow gear, and all those inevitable miscellaneous expenses, you feel like your wallet’s been run through a blender.
Ski in Utah, Even on a Budget - Mike Woelflein [TheStreet.com] - October 14, 2008
Even though times are tight, skiers will still find a way to ski and snowboarders will find a way to ride. If you don't live out West, a winter vacation in the deep, dry powder of the Rockies may seem out of the question this year, but don't despair. For the cash- and time-strapped, Utah offers a solution.
Ski resorts fare well in rankings - September 26, 2008
Utah's ski industry is basking in the results of the latest annual ski magazine reader surveys.
IT started with-the cheesecake. We were at the cafeteria in Earl's Lodge, a sumptuous
After a monthlong search for a single-word replacement for the unwieldy 21-letter term "skiing and snowboarding," the panel of expert judges has spoken. "Snowriding," submitted by Roberta Stjernholm of Lakewood, was designated as the lexicological amalgamator of the winter sports world.
Get an early flight and you can ski free the first afternoon at one of three class areas in Park City
A World of Data to Help Your Plans to Go Skiing - Hillary Rosner [The New York Times] - March 11, 2008
After a weekend of unusually wet snow, Jim Steenburgh stood atop Alta's Sugarloaf Pass, surveying the mostly blue sky. Clouds were forming to the south, moving in over Sundance. But no, Dr. Steenburgh predicted, the weather would not come this way.
Two Week Ski Break and Budget Conscious - [Baltimore Examiner] - January 23, 2008
Q. I've got a two-week break in jobs next month, and I want to ski every day of it. Where do you think I would find the most slopes, so I don't get bored skiing the same trails every day I'm also trying to do this on a tight budget. Am I just dreaming? A.A., Washington.
After getting shut out by Moth- Z-Ver Nature at the annual Mav- X A. ericks big-wave surfing competition last winter, contest director and surf pioneer Jeff Clark changed the game in 2008.
Ski Magazine Releases Highly-Anticipated 2008 "Top 50 Resort Guide"- The Ultimate Ski Vacation Planner Places Deer Valley Resort in Top Spot - Amanda McNally - September 7, 2007
SKI Magazine’s annual “Top 50 Resort Guide,” the definitive ranking of North American ski resorts, names Deer Valley, Utah as the No. 1 ski resort in its October issue, on newsstands September 25. Deer Valley returns to the top spot after being ranked second in last year’s survey. Perennial favorite Tremblant, Que. is again ranked No. 1 on the East Coast, a tribute to consistent standards of excellence.
Pop quiz: What's the biggest ski area in the country?
Hint: It's not Vail.
Utah's Epic Ride - Stephen Regenold [The New York Times] - March 11, 2007
UP high in the sunny Wasatch mountain range, above the tree line at 10,000 feet, the Highway to Heaven is just 500 yards long.
Alta and Snowbird a close alternative to ski on light snow
Study Abroad - Hannah Karp [Wall Street Journal] - February 2, 2007
Two weeks into his exchange program, Ross Schatz says he feels "haggard." Economics major Ryan Pergola has a headache. And Michael Nord says his brain hurts.
Wasatch Tour has Variety - Rocky Mountain News, David O. Williams - January 22, 2007
On a guy's ski trip to Utah's wild and wooly Wasatch Mountains of all places, I got a glimpse of my recreational future with my kids, whom I left at home in Colorado with my very understanding wife.
At Deer Valley, Utah, a One-Size-Fits-All Vacation - New York Times [Nancy M. Better] - November 19, 2006
OVER the last decade, my family has traveled to ski resorts throughout the United States and Canada — from Beaver Creek, Colo., to Mont Tremblant, Quebec — determinedly in search of kid-friendly surroundings. We wanted it all: first-rate instruction for the three kids, challenging terrain for the adults and plenty of fresh powder for everyone.