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  • Park City's Roxy Chicken Jam

    Babes were boarding en force at Park City's Third Annual Roxy Chicken Jam. Athletes from a dozen countries tore it up in the Park City terrain park for three days. Slopestyle champ is Tara Dakides of Mammoth, California. One of her best runs included a backflip over the showtime booter, backside rodeo to a clean backside 720, finishing with a boardslide to fakie on the flat down flat. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • Getting Fit In Utah

    The inaugural season for the Utah Winter Games WinterFit program was a huge success. The purpose of WinterFit is to get people off the couch and doing something active during the long winter months, when the average American gains four pounds. Nearly 280 people participated this winter, with 70 of them dropping over four pounds each in the Weight Loss category. Over 200 joined the Minutes of Activity competition, averaging over 57 hours of total physical activity per person for a total of over 12-thousand hours. Full Article

    27th March 2007

  • SpongeBob Does The Canyons

    Cartoon capers have been all over The Canyons this week, with visits from SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora, the Explorer. The two Nickelodeon stars are staying locally for the Nickelodeon Family Winter Fest. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Wild At Wolf Mountain

    Crazy contraptions will be coming down the hill this weekend at Utah's Wolf Mountain. It's the Spring Kick-off Weekend, featuring the infamous Soap Box Derby. Anything goes in this wild event, as long as skis or boards are involved. The competition starts at noon on Oh My Heck hill, off the Wolfdeedo Chair. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • Best Boarders at Park City

    Park City hosted the best boarders in the world for the 2007 World Superpipe Championships last weekend. The athletes tore it up in the Eagle Superpipe, the world's largest superpipe and the site for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Boarders took three runs each, and in the end, the gold went to Shaun White, the 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist. For the women, Torah Bright won for the second year in a row. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • Superpipe Skiers Tear It Up at Park City

    Park City had the best superpipe skiers in the world competing in the fifth annual World Superpipe Championships this past weekend. Simon Dumont came away with the $15,000 prize and title of 2007 World Superpipe Champion. Dumont, who finished second last year, had a stunning run to beat defending champ Tanner Hall. Full Article

    13th March 2007

  • Utah Snow Preps Park City

    Powerful storms continued to sweep across Utah and Colorado, adding plenty of perfect powder to the bases to launch the spring skiing season. Park City racked up four feet of "The Greatest Snow on Earth" from the storms. Full Article

    6th March 2007

  • Utah Olympics Still Paying Back

    Utah is still feeling the residual effects of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games that drew the best athletes in the world to the state. It also confirmed Utah's position as a world-class sports and recreational destination. The Olympic venues continue to attract out-of-state visitors, and tourism spending is up statewide. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • More Big Snow In Utah and Colorado

    Back-to-back snowstorms have been pounding Utah and Colorado. Ski Utah sends word that resorts are offering fantastic, powdery conditions and 100-inch base depths, with one to two more feet on the way this week. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Rippin' It Up at Park City

    Park City's Eagle Superpipe will be full of action March 10-11 for the fifth annual World Superpipe Championships. The world's top skiers and snowboarders including Shaun White, Tanner Hall, Kelly Clark and Danny Davis are all invited. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Storms Leave Snow In Utah and Colorado

    Powder is pounding Utah and Colorado. Snowbird has received around a foot and a half of snow with more expected this week. "A 16-inch storm like the one that came through Sunday is both important to help continue building a base and provides the fun powder conditions for which Little Cottonwood Canyon is known," said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Alta Goes Green

    Alta is signing up for wind power at the resort, promising to purchase 900,000 kilowatt-hours (kwh) for the next 12- month period. It will offset over 23 percent of Alta's energy consumption. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Ski Utah Hits the Road

    Hit the Utah slopes for your skiing and riding pleasure! That's the message the Utah Office of Tourism is continuing to promote with its new "Life Elevated" logo. Truck trailers are featuring a snowy skiing scene on the side, and traveling around Utah and surrounding states to promote the state's snowy attractions. Full Article

    6th February 2007

  • Ski Plates For Utah

    Utah could soon be getting new license plates to display the state's skiing industry. Craig Johnson with the Utah chapter of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association came up with the idea. "It shows the larger, energetic skier along with the mountain background which is appealing and represents the state well." Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • X Games In Aspen

    Extreme sports are taking the world by storm, as evident at the recent Winter X Games in Aspen. No more straight skiing down a hill anymore for those who dare. It's flips and spins and twists in all types of terrain. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Avalanche Dogs In Action

    If you have ever seen a dog running around your local ski patrol hut, you can bet they are not there to just play. Many resorts have avalanche dogs, trained to jump into action in the unlikely event of an avalanche. In January, more than 30 teams of highly-trained avalanche rescue dogs and their handlers renewed their skills in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Full Article

    30th January 2007

  • Free Time at Alta

    Alta offers some free time on the slopes every day, on the Sunnyside lift. It's called Ski Free After 3, which means you can take some turns off the Sunnyside lift from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. That's where you'll find the long, gentle slopes of Albion Basin, which is perfect for beginners and kids learning to ski. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Powder A'Plenty In Utah

    It's frigid and frosty in Colorado and Utah! With the cold came some fresh powder to the slopes in both states. Nick Como with Solitude says they've had fun playing in the snow. Full Article

    15th January 2007

  • Up In the Air at Deer Valley

    Deer Valley has had the best of the best bumping the slopes for the Chevrolet Freestyle International World Cup. The snow is so good in Utah that Deer Valley offered to hold an additional World Cup aerial event, due to warm temperatures at Lake Placid, NY. Full Article

    15th January 2007

  • Red Hot $62 Lift Tix for Deer Valley

    Having a hard time busting open the piggy bank for $79 lift tickets to Deer Valley? Drop into REI, Utah Ski and Golf, Canyon Sports or Ski n' See in downtown Salt Lake City for $62 ticket vouchers through the end of January. Full Article

    15th January 2007

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