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Chuting Gallery Survivors

Although it was never intended to be skied in its entirety, the 90+ lines and accompanying check boxes make The Chuting Gallery a logical steep skiing ticklist for the Wasatch. It took about five years of collecting lines to write the book and since then about ten people have collected the entire set. Skiing/riding them all in one year has still yet to be done, but I wouldn’t doubt that it is possible with the right year, right person and right strategy. Hint: don’t save the hardest for last....
Tags: Utah, Sport, Noah, Skiing, Jason, Mike, Alta, Adam, Courtney, Wasatch, Andrew McLean, Caroline Gleich, Ciochetti, Will Thomas, Chuting Gallery, Mike Meru

Essential Tips for Learning to Ski as an Adult, from Someone Who’s Been There

Four years ago, I moved from Southern California to Utah having never skied in my adult life. I knew I’d been on skis before, but the memories were so hazy and the experiences so infrequent that I had absolutely nothing to draw upon as I clicked in at thirty, for what was essentially my first time. I was a beginner, excited and eager to become as adventurous as my short skinny rentals, with quick release bindings, would let me. Sadly, I failed to notice the beginner lift behind the lodge and ho...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Southern California, Alta, Casey, Snowbasin, Park City Mountain, Homerun, Navajo Lodge, High Meadow Park, Brian Head Resort With, Greens Circle

Jim Steenburgh: Secrets of The Greatest Snow on Earth

Don't you just love it when you have to pick up your phone to call your boss back home. 'Hey, really sorry, but we just got snowed in with 60 inches of new snow. We can't get back to the airport. We're stuck up this mountain canyon.' Now that's a great ski trip! For over a half century, Utah has been known to skiers and riders as the home of The Greatest Snow on Earth. But what's the science behind it? Do you know the three ingredients to creating great powder? And what role does Goldilocks...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Japan, National Weather Service, Usa, New York, Colorado, Washington, US, Sport, Earth, West, United States, Skiing, Mitt Romney, Wisconsin

PING G425 Drivers (MAX, SFT and LST)

PING G425 Driver Key Takeaways The PING G425 Series of drivers is finally coming to North America and Europe. The 3 models, MAX, SFT, and LST offer exceptionally high MOI, slice correction, and low spin performance, respectively. Retail price is expected to be around $500. Given the consistently excellent performance of PING drivers in Most Wanted testing over the last several years, expectations for the G425 lineup should rightfully be among the highest of any models hitting the U.S. market ...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Sport, Golf, North America, Driver, Alta, Ping, USGA, Paul Wood PING, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, ALTA CB Slate

PING G425 Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Crossover

PING G425 Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Crossover KEY TAKEAWAYS More consistent spin through modified face roll Increased model variety MSRP: Fairway ($327.50), hybrid ($292.50), Crossover ($250) The PING G425 fairway woods and hybrids focus on small improvements that serve as steps toward a larger goal. For those familiar with PING, this comes as absolutely no surprise. PING rarely makes egregious design mistakes. Then again, it rarely swings for the fences. The benefit of such an approach is...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Alta, Ping, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, Spinsistency, Face Wrap Face Wrap, Face Wrap, Face Wrap Spinsistency, ALTA CB Slate

The best ski resorts in Utah and where to stay

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sundance Mountain Resort Utah is home to 15 ski areas, from laid-back local favorites to luxury resorts, so there's plenty of variety.We've rounded up the best ski resorts across the state, plus the best ski hotels to stay at for each area.It's peak ski season when prices surge, and hotels currently range from $219 to $747 per night to start.Read more: Is skiing safe right now? Here are the risk fa...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Cdc, America, Trends, Salt Lake City, Park City, East Coast, Robert Redford, Sundance, Alta, Redford, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Snowbasin, Canyons Village, Butch Cassidy

COVID-19: Innovating a New Approach to Service

Have you been skiing or riding this year? If so, you've experienced a new sensation - standing atop a snow-covered ridgeline, soaking in the alpine peaks and feeling a small freedom from the COVID-19 restrictions that have ruled your life for eight months. Utah's resorts have been busy since last March, innovating ways to get open, stay open and provide a safe and meaningful experience for guests. In this episode of Last Chair, we visited some of Utah's iconic resorts to learn how they are manag...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Park, Skiing, Alan, Suzy, Albion, Collins, Sarah, Grace, Tom, Don, Alta, Brandon, Julie, Southern Hemisphere

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Here’s the real deal on Christmas carols

I’ve had plenty of time this year to sit around and think about important things, like the meanings of Christmas carols. Have you ever done this? You might be surprised. Let’s go over a few that have been vexing me lately. ‘Up on the Housetop’ Ho ho ho. Who wouldn’t go? Ho ho ho. Who wouldn’t go? Up on the housetop, click-click-click. Down to the chimney with good St. Nick. Everyone in the known universe has heard this song, of course, but did you ever actually think about what it is asking? S...
Tags: Utah, Angels, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Santa, Southern California, Rudolph, Don, Alta, Gene Autry, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories WDN, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom, St Nick Everyone, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Of

Is skiing safe right now? Here are the risk factors to weigh and precautions to take, according to an infectious disease doctor and ski resort representative.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Johner Images/Getty Images COVID-19 continues to spread across the US, but many are still looking to hit the slopes, albeit with an eye toward safety.Ski resorts are putting a full range of new safety measures in place, but it's also vital to consider the potential risks. We spoke with an infectious disease expert who noted skiing was a relatively low-risk activi...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, US, Trends, Wyoming, Airbnb, North America, Vail, Amtrak, Steamboat, Thomas, Alta, Vail Resorts, Sun Valley, Olson, NSAA

Reducing your Carbon Footprint while Skiing and Boarding

Climate change has become a hot topic, in more ways than one, and Utah ski resorts are doing all they can to contribute to environmental initiatives across the state. From to , to , and , Utah’s ski industry has vowed to give back with environmental initiatives and net zero goals. Doing Their Part In so many ways, efforts are well underway amongst Utah’s resorts. Vail Resorts has an Epic Promise to achieve zero net emissions by 2030, and Park City Mountain will be 100% powered by renewable...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Patagonia, Shirley, Robert Redford, Cotopaxi, Alta, Vail Resorts, Casey, Park City Mountain, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Environmental Center

Ski Utah's Grab & Go Dining and Restaurant Guide

This winter, for shredders and skiers, resorts are expanding access to quick-n-easy options for snacks and meals-to-go along with slopeside dining outdoors. Resorts are helping mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by making more to-go food options available and reducing indoor dining capacity. Every action matters and by avoiding indoor dining and practicing responsible hygiene, we can all help to safeguard the health of travelers, our mountain communities, over-extended health care workers and re...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Tracy, John, Bronx, Albion, Collins, Caribbean, Alta, Sunnyside, Lexi, Snowbasin, Deer Valley, Taos

Ski Utah Resort Histories | Brighton Resort

The History of Brighton Resort  
 Established: 1936
 Claim to Fame: Utah’s O.G. resort

 Unique Character: 
As Utah’s oldest resort, the history and character of is apparent the moment you arrive. Brighton is one of the few resorts that has high-speed access to all points in the resort and tons of night skiing acreage. Brighton is often the first resort in Utah to start spinning lifts each season. Terrain InfoBrighton encompasses three peaks gracing the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon...
Tags: Utah, Sport, United States, Idaho, Skiing, Brighton, Army, Rob, Park City, Smith, Catherine, Wallis, Silver Lake, Alta, U S Forest Service, Doyle

Parcours Alta 650b widens up aero carbon gravel wheels for light, fast all-road riding

Parcours has given their Alta carbon gravel wheels a new 650B option, building in more all-road & off-road versatility with a new wider hookless rim. Based off the same 35mm deep aero profile of their 700c Alta gravel wheels, downsizing to this new Parcours Alta 650b wheelset is meant to open up the fast adventure […] The post Parcours Alta 650b widens up aero carbon gravel wheels for light, fast all-road riding appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Alta, Gravel Bikes, Parcours Alta

Ski Utah Resort Histories | Alta Ski Area

The History of Alta Ski Area Established: 1939 Claim to Fame: Where powder skiing techniques were pioneered and perfected Unique Character: Alta installed the second chairlift in the western United States, shortly after Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. A ‘skier’s mountain,’ is one of only three ski areas that does not permit snowboarders in the US, alongside Mad River Glen and .  Terrain InfoWith iconic zones like the Devil’s Castle, The Ballroom, Catherine’s Area, Baldy Chutes and the H...
Tags: Utah, US, Sport, United States, Idaho, Skiing, New York Times, Brighton, Watson, Salt Lake City, North America, Catherine, Forest Service, Collins, Alta, Utah Department of Transportation

Ski Utah Resort Histories | Snowbird

The History of Snowbird  Established: 1971 Claim to Fame: Snowbird is home to Utah’s most iconic aerial tramway and the occasional opportunity to ski on the 4th of July, when conditions permit!  Unique Character: Those who have skied in Switzerland will recognize the iconic aerial tramway, installed by a Swiss crew from the Garaventa firm in 1971. The Peruvian Tunnel, completed in 2005, features a lengthy magic carpet that transports riders 600 feet through the ridgeline that caps Peruvian Gul...
Tags: Utah, Texas, California, Sport, Ted, Skiing, Switzerland, Bob, Johnson, North America, Sugarloaf, Miller, Alta, Emma, Great Salt Lake, Lexi

Nikki Champion: Outdoor Adventurer Helping Keep Backcountry Safe

Imagine boots on snow for 12 months a year. From the towering peaks of Denali and Rainier, to the powder-filled backcountry of Utah's Wasatch Range, that's the life of Nikki Champion. It's a long way from the young girl who was chasing gates as a ski racer in Michigan. Today, she's a vital link in helping keep Utah's backcountry safe as a forecaster with the . As her name implies, Nikki truly championed her own path–moving from Michigan to Colorado to attend college and quickly discovering ...
Tags: Utah, National Weather Service, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Sport, West, Alaska, Skiing, Moab, Wisconsin, Michigan, Salt Lake City, Denver, Pacific Northwest, Forest Service

Ski Utah Lift Ticket Reservation Guide

Updated November 2020  It'll be an excellent thing to bust outside and enjoy some Vitamin N (and D) on the slopes this winter. Skiers and snowboarders are lucky in that our sport lends itself well to the concept of social distancing and making healthy choices during the Covid-19 pandemic. As of early November, all Ski Utah resorts are slated to open and operate this winter. While visiting the mountain will look a bit different this year—visit our guide here—with a little bit of planning and for...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Park City, Costco, Albion, Summit County, Don, Alta, Woodward, Lexi, Snowbasin, Beaver, Ikon

The Best Après Drink at Every Ski Utah Resort

Even in these unprecedented and uncertain times, there’s a ritual in this world of skiing and snowboarding that remains sacred. No matter what happened during your ski day—whether you get caught by a patroller going a little too fast down Docs Run or you're celebrating pow turns or perfect groomers—there will always be the consecrated practice aptly dubbed “après-ski” venerated by skiers and riders around your Utah mountain of choice. Although we pledge to remain faithful to this sacrament, thi...
Tags: Utah, Mississippi, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Brighton, Moab, Park City, Alta, Porter, Woodward, Courtney, Snowbasin, St Regis, Butch Cassidy, Deer Valley

History of Avalanche Forecasting & Mitigation in Utah

All photos generously provided by the Utah Department of Transportation. The stark sound of heavy artillery reverberating off the mountains often accompanies bigger storms here in Utah. For the uninitiated, the sound of warfare on the mountain can deliver quite a shock in the dark and silent hours of the morning. For the seasoned local, these sounds are a welcome alarm clock to a likely deep day ahead. In a sense, avalanche mitigation within and around Utah's ski areas is a never-ending batt...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Japan, Sport, United States, Skiing, Cardiff, Salt Lake City, North America, Alta, National Guard, Utah Department of Transportation, UDOT, Monty, U S Army, Wadsworth

7 People Arrested After Drug Deal Turns Deadly In Grass Valley

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Tags: News, Mexico, Local, Sacramento, Davis, Cbs, Grass Valley, Johnson, West Main Street, Alta, Dallas Texas, Steve Johnson, West Main, Shreveport La, Davis Johnson, Grass Valley News

7 People Arrested After Drug Deal Turns Violent In Grass Valley

DAVIS (CBS13) — Detectives have arrested seven people from out-of-state on multiple charges, including homicide, stemming from an apparent drug deal gone wrong in Grass Valley. Grass Valley police say, back on Saturday night, officers spotted a car speeding through town. Officers followed the car and discovered it was heading to the hospital; a woman who was inside had been shot in the head, police say. After questioning the driver, police started to put together a chaotic scene. The driver told...
Tags: News, Mexico, Local, Sacramento, Davis, Cbs, Grass Valley, Alta, Dallas Texas, West Main, Shreveport La, Grass Valley News, Davis News, Grass Valley Grass Valley, South Ponderosa Road, William Levise

Ikon-ic Utah: One Pass, Five Utah Resorts

words by Cindy HirschfeldEnvision a wintry buffet of Utah’s famed Greatest Snow on Earth, impeccably groomed cruisers and some of skidom’s best-known steeps, all within a 40-mile radius. Thanks to that proximity, paired with a straight-to-the-lifts Ikon Pass, you can partake of all of those goods at up to five different resorts in just three to five days. But a proper ski vacation is about much more than sliding around. Read on to see our recommended itinerary to make the most of your Ikon pass ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Patagonia, Salt Lake City, Thor, Park City, Albion, Devil, Alta, Cirque, Sunnyside, Cap, Salt Lake City International Airport, Stein

Breaking Down The Greatest Snow on Earth®

Settle in at the end of the day at any après ski watering hole at or nearby one of Utah’s 15 mountain resorts, and before long, you’ll hear it: the siren-song tales of sublimely deep and light snow; a snow so addictive that, year after year, hundreds of discarded college diplomas and temporary visits turned decades-long odysseys are left in its wake. The non-believers scoff dismissively. “A myth,” they’ll say. The funny thing about these countless narratives of the fabled Greatest Snow on Earth...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Alta, Breckenridge, Wasatch, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood, Cottonwood Canyon, Aspen Snowmass, Caroline Gleich, Brody Leven, Tele Tony, Mark Staples, Shaun Deutschlander, Chris Brehmer

Thousands Of Plants Seized In Raid At Illegal Marijuana Grow Site In Alta; 6 People Arrested

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — An illegal marijuana grow at a rural property in Placer County has been raided by authorities. The Placer County Sheriff’s office says, back on on Aug. 5, deputies with their Special Operations Unit served a search warrant at a marijuana grow site in Alta. The site was on a hillside leading directly into the North Fork of the American River, deputies say. At the site, about 2,400 marijuana plants, 400 recently harvested pot plants, and about 200 pounds of processed mariju...
Tags: Alta, Placer, Placer County, Special Operations Unit, North Fork of the American River, Jose Checo, Humberto Chomo, Cerillo Delacruz, Onorio Delacruz, Meliton Hernandez Velasco

See how little things add up in commercial real estate deals

We are scheduled to close a deal today. Yes! Deals are happening – albeit a bit more challenging – during the year of the pandemic. Time on market, due diligence periods and loan processing all require additional days vs. the halcyon era of 2019. Shortened are buyer’s and seller’s patience with the delays. This particular transaction — met with enthusiasm — started back in February. We quickly selected a buyer and opened escrow — just in time for the ballooning cases of COVID-19 and state lockdo...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Sport, Soccer, Commercial Real Estate, Southern California, Alta, Allen, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, COVID

A “New Normal” Summer in the Wasatch Mountains

Warm weather has arrived in Utah and, this month, following what turned out to be the longest shoulder season ever, the state’s mountain resorts are beginning to reopen for the summer season. The safety of both staff and guests has always been a priority at each destination, but, in light of current health concerns, that emphasis on safety has taken on new significance. Each resort had employed a long list of protocols based on CDC guidelines and local health officials including scheduling visit...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, New York City, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Silver Lake, National Park Service, Sundance, Alta, Wasatch Front, Woodward, Snowbasin, Beaver, Deer Valley

Houses swept away in powerful landslide in Norway

Several houses have been swept into the sea following a powerful landslide in Alta municipality, northern Norway, on Wednesday.
Tags: Europe, News, Norway, Alta

Powerful landslide sweeps away buildings in Norway – video

Eight houses have been swept into the sea in Norway after a powerful landside near the town of Alta. The landslide was filmed by a local resident, Jan Egil Bakkedal – one of the houses that was lost belonged to him – who said he ran for his life when he realised what was happening.  Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Norway, Alta, Jan Egil Bakkedal

Landslide in Norway sweeps houses into the sea – video

Eight houses have been swept into the sea in Norway after a powerful landside near the town of Alta. The landslide was filmed by a local resident, Jan Egil Bakkedal – one of the houses that was lost belonged to him – who said he ran for his life when he realised what was happening.  Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Norway, Alta, Jan Egil Bakkedal

Norway landslide: Buildings swept away in Alta disaster

Watch as land continues to collapse during the rescue effort.
Tags: News, Norway, Alta