PCSkiGal: Winter Outdoor Retailer 'Downsizing Expectations'

Outdoor Retailer 2015The 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.

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Deer Valley-Town Gondola Concept Moves Into Final Planning Stages

Deer Valley gondolaJust 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.

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PCSkiGal: Ladies Get After It At International Women's Ski Day At Solitude

Ski instructors at SolitudeI'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. 

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Deer Valley Acquires Solitude; Latest Salvo In 'Ski Area Monopoly' Game

Deer Valley meets Solitude backcountryAnd 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. 

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PCSkiGal: It's Summer In The Wasatch

Summer in Utah

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. 

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Plenty More In Store At Utah Resorts In April, May

Brian Head Spring

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.

 

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'ONE Wasatch' Just A ‘Concept’ Say Utah Ski Execs; But Interconnect Has Resort Support

ONE Wasatch

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.

 

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Utah Springtime Ushers In Prime Lodging Deals

Deer Valley lodging

As March arrives in the high country of Utah, the sun gets brighter, the days longer and the lodging discounts deeper.

 

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PCSkiGal: Outdoor Retailer Show In Utah Showcases Backcountry Gear

Outdoor Retailer ShowIt 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.

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Utah Resorts Spruce Up For Season; New Quad At Snowbird

Snowbird lift install

While lawsuits and lobbying have dominated summer headlines, many of Utah’s resorts have spend time and money on the mountain and behind the scenes to upgrade their facilities and programs.

 

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Still Another Joint Pass Lets Big Cottonwood Fans Have It All

Solitude Ski Area

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. 

 

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Plan To Link Utah Resorts Alive; More Options Sought

Wasatch backcountry

“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.

 

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Utah Congressional Reps Drop Land Sale Legislation For Utah SkiLink

SkiLink

The Utah Congressional delegation has abandoned its push to link Canyons and Solitude ski resorts across the Wasatch backcountry on National Forest land, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

 

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SkiLink: Friend or Foe? Lots Of Noise At Utah Forum

Traffic to Utah canyons

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.


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Massive storm buries Northwest, Rockies

Stevens Pass

A massive winter storm that blew through the Northwest dropped a historic amount of snow on Stevens Pass, Wa. – 39 inches in 12 hours.

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Brutus Delivers Solid Base To Western Resorts

Alta
Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.

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Utah SkiLink Possibility Advances With Legislative Resolution

Wasatch backcountry

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.

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