The Winter Outdoor Retailer Show 2015 is on! The event that regularly books out every hotel room in town has swooped into Salt Lake City, Utah, just two days ahead of the Sundance Film Festival this year. The annual marketplace for outdoor goods kicked off with an unusually low-key onsnow demo.
Just when we thought things would finally quiet down in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley reasserts its plan to run a gondola right into town. Never a dull moment.
I'm going to be bold and call it a powder day at Solitude Saturday. It wasn’t epic in the way Utah prides itself but we take what we can get right now.
And then there were two. Vail Resorts leases Canyons; Park City’s Ian Cumming buys Snowbird; Vail Resorts buys Park City Mountain Resort and Friday (Oct. 3) Deer Valley got into the "Ski Area Monopoly" game with its announcement that they have purchased Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The snow melts and not only does nature spring from the barren trails but shorts-wearing, dog-toting, cycled-attached bodies sprout up as fast as wildflowers in July.
Late-season snow storms have been rolling into Utah mountains, making it difficult to hang up the skis and snowboards but easy for resorts to stay open.
The long-pondered connection among seven resorts in the Wasatch Mountains became an official “concept” March 19, as executives at each resort joined hands in support of the project.
It was a lovely spring day in the middle of winter as the Outdoor Retailer Show kicked off its annual five-day convention yesterday at Utah’s Solitude Resort. Blue skies and 40-degree temperatures is the next best thing to freshies, but you could tell that the manufacturers were conflicted.
Sometimes you just can’t keep track of all the multi-resort season pass deals without a scorecard. Now you can add the Big Cottonwood Pass to the list, offering Solitude and Brighton every day of the season, plus nights at Brighton.
“In like a lion; out like a lamb” you might quote when hearing the news surrounding SkiLink. The controversial 2012 proposal to stick a gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, across federal land and over to Solitude Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, ran up the flagpole to Washington where it fizzled. But, this is far from over.
There are more than a few entities who would like to put the kibosh on SkiLink. The unorthodox idea is to transport Utah skiers from Canyons Resort in Park City to Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon via a gondola.
A massive winter storm that blew through the Northwest dropped a historic amount of snow on Stevens Pass, Wa. – 39 inches in 12 hours.
The Utah State Senate voted 22-7 Monday to advance a resolution that promotes connecting the four ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons with the three Park City area resorts.