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‘A pure moment of being’: inside the thrill and danger of skiing off cliffs

Like Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, Super Frenchie follows the unusual life of a daredevil, this time ski base jumper Matthias GiraudThe moments that skier Matthias Giraud lives for are a blip on the screen, less than a fourth the length of a standard playback button. Again and again in Super Frenchie, a new documentary covering the career of the ebullient French ski base jumper, Giraud plunges down the peak of an otherwise barren mountain, sails off a cliff, front flips and parachutes awa...
Tags: Film, Sport, Culture, Skiing, Oscar, Frenchie, Giraud, Documentary films, Matthias Giraud, Matthias GiraudThe


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Brian Head Resort

The History of Brian Head Resort Established: 1965 Claim to Fame: A resort unlike any other, boasts Utah's highest base elevation at 9,600 feet and astounding views of sandstone red rocks and the neighboring Cedar Breaks National Monument. In fact, the ski area is near Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park too, so it serves as an excellent base camp for park enthusiasts. You can spy red rocks from many different angles at this resort atop a stunning high desert plateau.   Uniqu...
Tags: Utah, Texas, California, Germany, America, Sport, Austria, Munich, Skiing, Brian, Nevada, Southern California, Southwest, Board, Nichols, Adams


Best Spring Mountain Bike Trails in Utah

Is The Crest good to go? No. It’s not even close. It’s still spring, and there are meters of snow remaining on sections of that trail. But don’t worry! It turns out Utah has thousands of miles of impeccable non-Crest singletrack that dries out a lot earlier than that famed route up on the ridgeline. “Where can one find these non-Crest trails?” you might be asking. All over the place. It’s all about aspect and elevation this time of year. Generally, lower elevation trails facing south or west ar...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Moab, Salt Lake City, Start, Lake City, Draper, BST, Corner Canyon, Millcreek, Bonneville Shoreline Trail, Millcreek Canyon, Terrace Hills, Dry Gulch, Head East


Summer 2021 is ON in the Wasatch Mountains

 Words by Melissa Fields Though a few snow ribbons remain along higher-elevation ridgelines throughout the Wasatch Mountain Range, the hillsides are splashed in a deep and verdant green, signaling the beginning of the long, sun-washed days of summer in Utah. By mid-June, most of Utah’s 15 mountain resorts will resume robust, pre-pandemic levels of summer operations—with many rolling out new improvements, activities and events. Following is a rundown of what’s happening at the Utah mountain reso...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Brian, Albion, Eagle, Uop, Melissa, Alta, Wasatch Front, Tommy, Snowbasin, Utah Symphony, Deer Valley, Wasatch Mountains


5 Places to Après in Ogden

Ogden is the new Park City. There, I said it. It has everything that my adopted town of Park City has to offer: easy access to amazing ski mountains and trails, a quick ride to the and a bustling après scene. While Ogden isn’t quite as well-known as Park City, the city is on the up-and-up and is getting cooler by the day. So book your vacation to (here’s a list of the best places to stay), recreate in the gorgeous valley and then hit a few of Ski Utah’s favorite après spots to replenish those...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Park City, El Gordo, Huntsville, Ogden, Courtney, WB, Ski Utah, Scooby Snack, Niner Bock, Ogden WB 's Eatery, Lighthouse Lounge, John Paul Porter, Buffalo Mac Bites


6 Park City-Inspired Cocktail Recipes to Shake Up Your Summer

The summers are unbelievable in the state of Utah. Mountain biking, hiking, road biking, swimming, sailing—this state is your oyster, and it offers it all with endless sunshine and perfect temperatures. And as your resident après-everything writer at Ski Utah, I highly recommend checking out some of the best wine bars, cheap eats and resort watering holes around the state to pair with those activities. But sometimes you’d rather lounge in the backyard with a nice cocktail after your activity of...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Amsterdam, Antelope Island, Park City, Worcestershire, Mary, Tupelo, Hendricks, Courtney, St Regis, Jordanelle, Ski Utah, Steve Walton, Utah Mountain, Kimball Junction


Unique Dining in the Wasatch

Inspired by winter dining in Switzerland, the Alpen Globes have been an instant success, inviting guests into their own personal snow globe any time of day. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the way we approach what were once typical activities, like dining out, and has created varied comfort levels amongst friends and family. So in an effort to return to normal, share a few laughs, throw back some delicious fare and dine in an ambiance that will satisfy even the most cautious of your cre...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, House, Switzerland, Casey, Ski Beach, Wasatch, Park City Mountain, St Regis Deer Valley, Nelson Cottage, Wasatch Brewery, Park City Sugar House, Boneyard Saloon, Alpenglobe, Park City Located, Alpenglobes


Ski Utah’s Favorite Brunch Spots

As your standard millennial female ski blogger, it’ll shock literally no one that I love brunch. Give me an extra-spicy bloody mary, a fancy eggs benedict and a side of bacon and I’m in. So now that we’re all settling into Utah’s mud season, and I’m cruising up to for afternoon laps instead of hustling for first chair, you can often find me on the weekends trying to persuade anyone and everyone to join me for an 11 a.m breakfast. Whether you’re in Park City, Salt Lake City or Ogden, there are ...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Shanghai, Salt Lake City, Silver Lake, Alta, Ogden, Provo, Courtney, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein, Heber Valley, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Ogden Valley


Five Reasons to go Spring Skiing at Snowbird

Spring: a melancholy time of year for any ski or snowboard fanatic. As the frozen water we've enjoyed all winter long begins to rapidly melt and succumb to gravity, the realization that winter is waning cuts deeper than our snowfall totals. There is one way to beat the strain of shifting seasons and that is by fully indulging in the spring skiing and shredding scene at . With Utah's longest season, Snowbird offers up snow-covered slopes much longer than any other Ski Utah resort around. Shoul...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Road, Don, Provo, Lexi, Ski Utah, Gad Valley, Gad II, Gad Wilbere


Spring Skiing in Utah: A Case of the Wiggles

 Snow soft as melted butter  Zenith of sun, high in the sky  Eyes wide and heart aflutter  Shorts short, bearing thighs   Sunburn growing every hour  The path below, spirals and curves  Enter the wiggle—feel the power  Lean in and steel your nerves Wiggles—sometimes called Snakes—arrive alongside the spring thaw each season in Utah.The humble architects of these edifices typically remain anonymous. They could be die-hard locals, lifties, patrollers or mountain ops crew. Regar...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Road, Zenith, Don, Alta, Provo, Lexi, Buckeye, Park City Mountain, Shireen, Ballroom, Intermountain West, Little Cloud, Megan Collins


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


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Beaver Mountain

The History of Beaver Mountain Established: 1939 Claim to Fame: Family always comes first at Utah’s beloved . Today Beaver Mountain continues to be owned and operated by the same family that helped to fire up the first surface tow decades ago, the Seeholzers. Beaver Mountain is simply a special place where family and fun come first. It is the longest continuously operated family-owned ski area in the USA.  Unique Character: Beaver is the place you go to get away from it all. Time ...
Tags: Utah, Time, Sport, Ted, Skiing, Nancy, Kelly, Logan, Alta, Harold, Jeff, Deseret News, Beavers, Travis, Northern Utah, Lexi


Powder People | Lexi Dowdall — Paint By Powder

The Ski Utah office has a fun tradition where everyone sets a ski or snowboard goal each season. In 2020, thanks to a global pandemic, I failed my goal to visit each of Utah's 15 ski areas... ROUND TWO Ski Utah Silver Pass in hand, I renewed my doomed 2020 goal for the 2021 season with the added challenge of painting all 15 ski areas. I was keen to find an emblematic view at each resort and capture it as best I could. I wanted to teach myself the art of painting mountains with my newly fou...
Tags: Utah, National Weather Service, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Mother Nature, Alta, Holly, University of Utah, Claire, Salt Lake City Utah, Woodward, Wasatch Range, Northern Utah, Lexi, Stein


7 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, Park City, BTG, Sierra, Rioja, Ogden, Salt Lake, Courtney, Boulder Colorado, WB, BTG Wine Bar


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


2020–21 Winter Season Wrap Up

The season is now winding down, and most Utah resorts are no longer spinning lifts. Every year, we like to look back on the season and see how we did from a snowfall metrics standpoint. How did this year’s snowpack compare with some of Utah’s recent monster snowfall seasons? And how did we do in comparison to normal?First, let us remind ourselves what we knew coming into this season. As winter got underway, the Pacific Ocean was in a moderate La Nina state. What did that mean for Utah? Very litt...
Tags: Utah, US, Sport, Skiing, Pacific Ocean, Northern Utah, Nina, La Niña, Wasatch Mountains, Little Cottonwood Canyon, ENSO El Nino La Nina Cycle, Little Cottonwood Canyon Looking


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Eagle Point Resort

The History of Eagle Point Resort Established: 1973 Claim to Fame: Home of the ‘Powder Friday’!  is closed Tuesday through Thursday, so you have a fairly good shot of enjoying crisp and fresh powder snow at this high elevation resort every Friday! Unique Character: Eagle Point graces the flanks of the Tushar Mountain Range, the third highest mountain range in Utah after the Uinta and La Sal ranges. As such, it scores incredibly dry, high-quality powder snow.   Terrain Info is divided ...
Tags: Utah, California, Montana, Wikipedia, Sport, United States, Skiing, Elton John, Portland Oregon, Jack Nicklaus, Mount Holly, Holly, Shane, Delano, Conrad, Solomon


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


A Night in the Life of a Snowcat Driver: How Ski Slopes are Groomed

Should you be lucky enough to find yourself near a ski area in the quiet hours, you’ll witness the beguiling scene of bright lights beaming up and down the mountain. An underappreciated facet of ski resort management lies in the capable hands, blades and tillers of snowcat drivers. As they plumb the dark flanks of mountains all across the land, they lay down perfect corduroy for skiers and shredders in their wake but are responsible for far more than most resort guests realize. Operating massi...
Tags: Utah, California, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Michigan, Adam, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lexi, Crystal Mountain, Gogebic Community College, Cottonwood Canyons, Randy Doyle, Brighton Adam, Mountain Operations Team, Ironwood MI


Gear Tips for Plus Size Skiers

words by Melody ForsythAs I pulled into the parking lot, it was obvious to me that I looked different. To be honest, it was my first time ever pulling into a ski resort parking lot during ski season. I was used to the resorts during the summer for the amazing trails for hiking, but I had never been skiing before. As I got out of my car, it was kind of like what I had always imagined. I saw people walking around in ski boots (by the way, I had no idea that this is a skill in and of itself!), in t...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Ruby, Melody


How Having a Child With Down Syndrome Taught Us to Appreciate the Outdoors

words by Melody ForsythAs I sat on the shuttle bus in Zion National Park in April 2015, I thought to myself, “I better soak up all this beautiful red rock and scenery, because I will probably never be able to enjoy this again.” That’s how I felt. I thought we wouldn’t have fun as a family again.A few weeks prior to this, I received a phone call giving me the results of my prenatal testing. I had to ask the doctor to repeat what he said because I was in disbelief. He said that my test came back p...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Ruby, Yellowstone National Park, Melody, Zion National Park


Ski Utah Resort Histories | Powder Mountain

The History of Powder Mountain Resort  Established: 1972 Claim to Fame: With an understated and mellow vibe, most guests have no idea they are enjoying one of the largest ski areas in North America. With the most skiable acres of any resort—8,464 if you’re counting—guests can enjoy endless turns via snowcat, shuttle bus, backcountry skiing, guided trips, or their own two feet at . By limiting season pass and daily ticket sales, Powder Mountain strives to achieve a skier density of no more th...
Tags: Utah, America, Sport, Skiing, Bank, Alvin, Salt Lake City, North America, Eden, Aspen, Forbes, Mary, Brown, Ogden, Cessna, Frederick


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




Good Mountain Manners: Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

Excelling at the art of skiing or snowboarding is complicated! Here are some tips for beginners or first-timers on honing mountain manners. Mountain etiquette is not always intuitive and just like outdoor/trail ethics, abiding by a few simple rules will keep everyone happier—and more importantly, safer—while skiing or snowboarding.    Lift Line Merging One of the most basic principles of skiing and snowboarding is lift line management. If there is no attendant to sort you out, know that in ...
Tags: Utah, US, Sport, Skiing, North America, Don, Utah Department of Transportation, Lexi, Ski Patrol, Avalanche Mitigation, Little Cottonwood Avalanches


So, You Wanna Be a Backcountry Skier?

So, you want to be a backcountry skier or snowboarder? Great choice. No more chairlift rides or moguls for you because there’s a whole world of incredible, untracked mountains out there to explore. But the backcountry isn’t all powder and sunshine. There’s also breakable crust, bushwhacking, and of course, avalanche hazard. Put simply, the backcountry is a wicked learning environment, and it’s not for the unprepared. This isn’t a checklist for your first tour or a gear guide that will fully equ...
Tags: Utah, Instagram, Sport, Idaho, Skiing, Mark Twain, Miyagi, UAC, AAI, AIARE, Tele Tony, KBYG, USA Bowl, WB Skiing


The Different Sides of Snowbasin

Snowbasin has been operating since 1939 and received a prime time showcase on the world stage during the 2002 Winter Olympics, but this gem in the Northern Wasatch is still Utah’s best kept secret. It’s a world-class resort with enviable amenities and terrain, but the absence of on-mountain lodging means you won’t find lift lines and tracked-out slopes. Ask around about and the conversation will invariably touch on the immaculate day lodges and excellent on-mountain dining. The reputation is w...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Skiing, Strawberry, Miller, Huntsville, Randy, UAC, Snowbasin, Orson, Shooting Star Saloon, Newschool, Star Burger, Tele Tony, Eccles Salt Lake, Northern Wasatch


How to Store Your Ski and Snowboard Gear for Summer

Valley temps are soaring, and many lifts are about to cease spinning for the season. It’s time to start prepping your ski and snowboard gear for summer storage. “Summer storage? Are you mad?” you’re probably exclaiming. While some may not be ready to hang up their skis for the season, others are understandably ready for flip-flop season. Fortunately, you can channel that pent-up skiing and snowboarding energy towards dialing in your gear so that it’s ready to go when the snow starts falling nex...
Tags: Sport, Chile, Skiing, Tele Tony, Peter Arlein


Freedom on the slopes - skiing for women in Afghanistan

Skiing is a beacon of hope for the brave young women who have taken up the sport at Bamyan Ski Club amid political turmoil in the countryIt is 6.30am and Nazira Khairzad, 18, and her older sister Nazima, 19, are sat with their family trying to eat the spread of breakfast laid out in front of them, despite their nerves. It is the start of the two-day Afghan Ski Challenge in the central highland province of Bamyan, and the women’s race is kicking off in just a few hours’ time. Not only are the pai...
Tags: Gender, Sport, Afghanistan, Skiing, Bamyan, Nazira, Bamyan Ski Club, Nazira Khairzad, Nazima


Learning to Ski as a Family

words by Melody ForsythLet’s be honest. For most people, the sport of skiing is intimidating. I didn’t grow up in Utah. I grew up on the Virginia coast and the only people I knew that could ski were people that had family in Utah and would visit them for Christmas. It wasn’t a sport that “regular” people did. When I thought of skiing, I thought of Olympic skiers that I watched on TV coming down amazing mountains, backcountry skiers skiing off big ridgelines, doing flips and flying in the air and...
Tags: Utah, Virginia, Time, Sport, Idaho, Skiing, Ruby, Wasatch, Melody ForsythLet, Wasatch Adaptive Sports