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Film Festivals Are Back: Fantastic Fest 2021 and Sundance 2022 Details Revealed

After an extremely weird year of cancellations, adaptations, and virtual film festivals, things appear to be slowly inching back toward “normal” in the United States in the film fest lineup. Fantastic Fest announced today that this year’s event will be held in person in Austin, Texas, while new Sundance 2022 details reveal that next year’s festival will be another hybrid of in-person screenings and virtual ones. PEOPLE OF EARTH! We're ecstatic to confirm that #FantasticFest2021 is heade...
Tags: Utah, Movies, Austin, United States, Salt Lake City, Park City, Drafthouse, Sundance, Mark, Austin Texas, Film Festivals, Fantastic Fest, 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Fantastic Fest 2021


Stein Eriksen | The Godfather of Freeskiing

Thanks to his effortless grace and a good number of front flips, Norwegian Stein Eriksen, is often considered the father of freestyle skiing. With a solid Utah connection and an Olympic legacy, Stein forever shaped our sport… With his winning smile, dashing good looks and astonishing athleticism, Stein Eriksen left a prominent mark on the winter sports industry. Born in Oslo, Norway in 1927 to two passionate Nordic skiers, Eriksen began to ski as soon as he learned to walk and would eventuall...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, America, Sport, United States, Skiing, Michigan, Norway, Park City, Vermont, Sugarbush, Aspen, Park City Utah, Sun Valley, Stern, Eriksen


6 Wine Bars To Visit Around Salt Lake City

Before I worked in the ski industry, I got my feet wet in the wine world while working at small wine shops in Boulder, Colorado. I immersed myself in learning about different grape varietals, aging methods, growing techniques and of course, the requisite tasting of fun and funky bottles. After moving to Utah and doing some research to get my wine fix in my new home state, I found there were hidden wine connoisseurs at wine bars around the state—happy to share their favorite bottles they’d worked...
Tags: Utah, California, America, Sport, Skiing, Brussels, Salt Lake City, Park City, BTG, Sierra, Rioja, Salt Lake, Courtney, Boulder Colorado, BTG Wine Bar, Pago Pago


In Fond Remembrance of Powder, the Skier’s Magazine

In October 2020, Powder Magazine announced it was shuttering. The publication served as the indelible voice of skiing for 49 years, and its absence leaves an enormous void in ski culture. For people like me who grew up outside the influential sphere of a ski town, Powder was authoritative and essential, yet irreverent and authentic. It blended aspirational stories of far-flung trips to mountain ranges around the globe with tales of working-class heroes scratching out an existence devoted solely ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Dave, Vw, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Alta, University of Washington, Hansen, Cottonwood Heights, Sun Valley Idaho, Matt Hansen, Julie Brown, Lee Cohen, Tele Tony


Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Park City, Utah

Photo submitted by Jon Campbell, “Looking for dry dirt during the spring thaw in Park City, UT.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The Day. Send in your pics with a description here. *Please note that public […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Park City, Utah appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Park City, Park City Utah, Jon Campbell, Pic of the Day


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Deer Valley Resort

The History of Deer Valley Resort Established: 1981 Claim to Fame: For over two decades, has hosted elite, international skiing competitions including 18 FIS World Cup races, FIS Freestyle World Championship events, and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Today, you can ski on runs graced by Olympians. Back in 2002, athletes vied for gold medals at Deer Valley in Freestyle Moguls, Aerials, and Alpine Slalom events. Freestyle Moguls were held on the Champion run, the Alpine Slalom races took plac...
Tags: Utah, Wikipedia, US, America, San Francisco, Sport, United States, Skiing, New Orleans, Norway, Bob, West Coast, Johnson, Park City, Oslo, Aspen


‘American Idol’ 2021: Why did Wyatt Pike drop out?

After revealing that Wyatt Pike made the "American Idol" top 12, host Ryan Seacrest said the singer from Park City had to unexpectedly...
Tags: Ryan Seacrest, Park City, Wyatt Pike


The 18 coolest tree-house rentals in the US, including a vineyard perch in California and a three-story cabin in Georgia

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Though vaccines are underway, travelers continue to prioritize rentals in remote, outdoor areas. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found some of the best tree-house rentals in the US for a unique stay perched in the branches. Though vaccine rollouts are firmly underway, with the pandemic still ongoing travelers continue to turn to road trip...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, US, Trends, Georgia, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, Ohio


Pacaso raises $75M, goes from launch to unicorn in 5 months

Pacaso, a less-than-one-year-old startup that is out to give more people a chance at second home ownership, announced Wednesday that it has received $75 million in growth funding at a $1 billion valuation. Greycroft and Global Founders Capital co-led the $75 million in equity financing, which is notable for a few reasons. For one, the team. Former Zillow executives Austin Allison and (CEO and co-founder) Spencer Rascoff came up with the concept of Pacaso after leaving Zillow together about 18 mo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Real Estate, Mexico, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Park City, Zillow, Caribbean, Global Founders Capital, Greycroft, Austin Allison


10 of the Best Spring Skiing Runs in Utah

Trade in that futuristic GORE-TEX® outerwear for a neon windbreaker, some jeans and boot gaiters. Spring skiing is here in Utah. The annual thaw has many tearfully mourning the end of another winter. (View closing dates here.) But dry those eyes because there’s plenty of shredding left to be done, and spring in the Utah mountains holds some of the best skiing and riding of the season! Comfortable temperatures, a deep snowpack, time-honored traditions like clown-day shenanigans on April 1 and leg...
Tags: Utah, Hollywood, Sport, Skiing, Park City, Bishop, Strawberry, Woodlawn, Great Western, Alta, Wasatch, Alf, Mineral Basin, Lightning Ridge, Timp, Empire Express


A Frigid Tale: The Ski Utah Yeti

 Many haven't met Ski Utah's most loyal—and, um hairiest—employee... He's been with the company since 2007 and nobody would dare question his penchant for powder skiing and snowboarding. His job responsibilities include sharing powder tips, plundering soft stashes of snow and the occasional guest appearance at events around the state. His most important task is alerting the entire Ski Utah staff when any resort in the state receives a powder storm and he never fails in this duty. Learn a bit...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Japan, Sport, Wyoming, Chile, Skiing, Brighton, New Zealand, Argentina, Alps, North America, Park City, Chevrolet, Yeti, Andes


Funding Friday: KLOS Carbon Fiber Electric Guitar and Bass

I am in Park City Utah right now so I checked to see what Kickstarter projects were near me and I found this cool carbon fiber guitar project right here in Park City and backed it this morning. Email readers can see the video here. USV TEAM POSTS:
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Park City, Park City Utah, KLOS Carbon Fiber Electric Guitar


Sandy Melville: Silver to Slopes

A century and a half ago, Utah's mountains were the home of boomtowns as silver mining flourished across the Wasatch from Little Cottonwood to Big Cottonwood and over Guardsman Pass to Park City. Today, the same slopes that harbored valuable ore are the home of some of the worlds greatest ski resorts. In this episode of Last Chair, skier and mining historian Sandy Melville takes us on a virtual tour of the amazing mining structures that still exist at . The Bonanza Express base at Park City...
Tags: Utah, London, California, Sport, Skiing, Italy, Brighton, Wisconsin, Cardiff, Nevada, Keystone, North America, Jupiter, Park City, Saints, Nelson


Where To Dine, Shop and Play on Park City's Main Street

Originally founded by silver miners, Historic Park City is nestled between Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort. Over many decades, the once booming mining town has transformed into a charming ski town. The center of Historic Park City is what's known as Park City Main Street District which is home to  more than 200 businesses, including 100 independent boutiques, 40 restaurants, restorative spas, gorgeous hotels, trailheads and Park City Mountain’s Town Lift chairlift, there’s something fo...
Tags: Utah, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Harper Lee, Park City, Ty Burrell, Fletcher, Atticus, Courtney, Atticus Finch, City Park, Park City Mountain, Yuki Yama, Ski Utah, Fletchers


Steve Sullivan: Stio - A Brand for the Mountain West

The outdoor adventure clothing brand has been showing up more and more at Utah ski resorts. Founder Steve ‘Sulli' Sullivan grew up in neighboring Colorado but spent a lot of time in Utah's red rock desert and snow-covered mountains. Today, he puts his passion for the mountain west into the fast-rising  brand. He spoke to Last Chair about his love for the outdoors and how it's embodied in his brand. Sullivan was born in the midwest but moved to western Colorado when he was 10. His uncle lov...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Japan, Colorado, San Francisco, Linkedin, Sport, Ted, Noah, Wyoming, Skiing, Brighton, Moab, Switzerland, Michigan


Best Cheap Eats in Park City

I love going out to eat in Park City. Places like Handle, Firewood and 's have special places in my heart and I will always recommend them to friends, family and Ski Utah readers alike as places to try when visiting our little town.  But those restaurants can get pricy. And for those of us who live here full time, life gets a little out-of-hand if we’re going out to big dinners every night and eating multi-course lunches every time we ski. So today, I’m spilling a few secret budget eats spots ...
Tags: New York, Sport, Food Network, Skiing, Park City, Mediterranean, Courtney, Maxwells, Ski Utah, Philly Cheesesteak, Gencarelli, John Courtney, Jason Greenberg, WASATCH BAGEL Wasatch Bagel, Chop Shop Park City, Blake Peterson Panic Button Media LUNCH


Jeremy Jones: Progressing Sport at Woodward

Growing up in the Salt Lake Valley in the '80s, Jeremy Jones developed a knack for searching out urban skate and snowboard venues to feed his passion. Today, the sport legend has found it all under one roof as snow manager at . Founded as a gymnastics camp in the hills of Pennsylvania a half century ago, today the   brand is bringing progression in sport for kids of all ages to snow-covered mountains across America. This episode of Last Chair: The Ski Utah Podcast take you to the brand new ...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, America, Sport, Pennsylvania, Skiing, Brighton, Wisconsin, Kmart, Salt Lake City, Jeremy, Montreal, Park City, Jones, Burton, Tom


10 Directors to Watch: Sian Heder’s Deaf-Inclusive ‘CODA’ Set Sundance Sales Record

Siân Heder admittedly had to manage her expectations prior to premiering “CODA” at the virtual Sundance Film Festival. After all, her first movie “Tallulah,” a 2016 melodrama starring Elliot Page and Allison Janney, gave her a taste of the hype that greets a screening in Park City’s Eccles Theatre. Yet Heder quickly realized that even […]
Tags: News, Features, Park City, Allison Janney, 10 Directors To Watch, Sian Heder, Coda, Elliot Page, Heder


The best US destinations to travel to in March, plus where to stay and socially distant activities to enjoy

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Visit Sun Valley Traveling in March can mean big savings for those comfortable with hitting the road right now. With safety in mind, these spots have fantastic outdoor activities and socially distant dining options. We found top US vacations for March, from mountains for the end of ski season to warm getaways.With the ongoing pandemic, most travelers are still turning to domestic destinations, road trips...
Tags: Utah, Japan, New York, Cdc, Washington, New York City, Disney, US, America, Trends, Epic, Dc, Park City, New England, Orlando, Priceline


How one trailblazer uses Maps to explore the outdoors

Lydia Kluge is an active member of the Google Maps Local Guides community, the everyday people passionate about sharing their experiences on Maps. In 2020, she added more than 1,100 contributions on Google Maps in the form of reviews, photos, and places. Coincidentally, Lydia also hiked, ran, and biked 1,100 miles last year. All those adventures earned her the well-deserved Expert Trailblazer and Expert Fact Finder badges on Google Maps.But Lydia’s journey has been full of adventures long before...
Tags: Google, Utah, Maps, England, Australia, Paris, Park City, Google Maps, St George, Zion National Park, Lydia, Moab Utah, Virgin River, Bonneville Salt Flats, Turret Arch, Katie McBroom


National Ability Center: Making The Greatest Snow on Earth Accessible to Everyone

The joy of experiencing The Greatest Snow on Earth should be felt by everyone, and the outdoors don’t discriminate. But in the growing conversation about diversifying the outdoors, people with disabilities who face barriers to entry keeping them from being able to get outside and recreate have been historically overlooked. (NAC) in Park City works to change that by serving as a doorway to Utah’s outdoors with adaptive programs for an enormous range of people with different abilities. Though ad...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Park City, Uinta Mountains, NAC, Wasatch, Park City Mountain, Round Valley, Mountain Center, Tele Tony, NAC Mountain Center, Snowboarding NAC, Daly Canyon, The Hub in Park City, Equestrian NAC


Stio: Gear With a Sustainable Vision

I started seeing around the greater west a handful of years ago. Ski pants and jackets started showing up in lift lines, appearing on skin tracks and popping up at après. And every time I saw the apparel pieces, I’d comment to anyone near me on the pretty colors or how technical the fabrics looked. But turns out, what’s underneath the stunning coats and mountain aura that emanates off the soft goods is something even better—a growing mission and vision to create clothes responsibly. Stio was f...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Jackson, North America, Park City, Cornell, Jackson Wyoming, Flint, Burton, Sandy, Courtney, Steve Sullivan, Sweetwater, Ski Utah, Stio, Liz Barrett


Wichita Man Charged for Media Post During Protests Sentenced

A Park City man who was charged with a misdemeanor for sharing a social media post during racial justice protests in Wichita has been placed on diversion.
Tags: Park City, Wichita


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Sundance Mountain Resort

The History of Sundance Mountain Resort Established: 1944 Claim to Fame: The only resort in Utah once owned and operated by a film star, Sundance is a resort unlike any other. Thanks to the watchful eye of Robert Redford, has successfully balanced development alongside conservation. The resort's enduring legacy protects the wild character of the land while fostering culture arts and a space for creative types to innovate, retreat and create. Unique Character: What sets Sundance apart...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, Wikipedia, US, America, Sport, Ireland, Ford, Skiing, Conde Nast, North America, Park City, Chevrolet, Bishop, Robert Redford


Chris McCandless: Little Cottonwood Via Gondola

Chris McCandless grew up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, dropping powder lines as a kid and hiking Superior in the summertime. It's a place near and dear to his heart. Three or four days a week you might find him driving up the canyon where the decision of the morning is , or backcountry - all the way up just soaking in the scenery. Chris is like many of us and certainly not immune to having those moments of solitude soaked up by traffic jams on SR210. But amidst a broad public discussion on ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Texas, Boston, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Switzerland, Wisconsin, Salt Lake City, Park City, Ada, Forest Service, Jon Krakauer, Chris, Toledo


Slamdance Looks to Broaden Its Audience with Virtual Festival

More than just about any existing film festival, Slamdance was started with an eye toward inclusion. In the case of the Park City festival, which was founded as a more freewheeling alternative to Sundance back in 1995, that sense of inclusion largely pertained to the filmmakers themselves: first-timers, experimentalists and enterprising directors without much in […]
Tags: Features, Festivals, Park City, Slamdance Film Festival, Peter Baxter


A woman claiming to be Tony Hsieh's 'right hand person' is suing the late Zappos CEO's family

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com in Paris, France on December 10th , 2009. Thomas SAMSON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images An associate of the late Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is suing his estate for breach of contract.  Jennifer "Mimi" Pham, who claimed in the suit to be Hsieh's "right hand person," sued his father and brother. Hsieh, who left Zappos in 2020, died last year of smoke inhalation following a fire in Connecticut.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A woman claiming to...
Tags: News, Trends, Connecticut, Retail, Las Vegas, Nevada, Zappos, Park City, Richard, Paris France, Andrew, Park City Utah, Clark County, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tony Hsieh, Pham


48 Hours in Park City

I first moved to Park City six years ago when I got a job with . “We’re just moving for a year or two” was my go-to mantra as we said our goodbyes to friends and family in Boulder, Colorado. But quickly and unintentionally, I fell in love with Park City. It wasn’t just that my job was here, but that there were world-class mountains 10 minutes from my house. There are tons of great dining options. The town and its people are charming. It’s always sunny, but yet we have massive powder days. So no...
Tags: Utah, Sport, PBR, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Boulder, North America, Park City, Old Town, Uop, Vail Resorts, Salt Lake City Airport, Woodward, Courtney, Boulder Colorado, Jessie Diggins


2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards Go to ‘Coda,’ ‘Summer of Soul,’ and More

Today, the Golden Globe nominations were announced, and the results were pretty bad! So perhaps we should try to cleanse our palates with the 2021 Sundance Film Festival awards. This year’s Sundance was virtual, and while that experience can’t hold a candle to being on the ground in Park City, the festival organizers deserver lots of credit for putting the fest together in any capacity and running it smoothly. While I found a lot of the films I saw this year to be lacking, there were still plen...
Tags: Isis, Texas, Movies, Adobe, Mexico, France, Germany, India, America, Syria, Afghanistan, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Norway, Road


Skier confirmed dead, body recovered from Park City backcountry avalanche

The body of a skier who was buried in an avalanche Saturday in the Park City backcountry has been recovered.
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