Stoked on the Ski Bus

January 30, 2018

by Claire Hillard I grew up in Utah, right at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. I was on skis at the age of 2 and frequent the local resorts. After all these years, today was the first time I opted to take the UTA Ski Bus instead of driving to the resort. I am…
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Knoble: Gear For Good

February 10, 2017

By Janelle Hanson, communications specialist, University Marketing and Communications[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] When Brett Caywood graduated from the U in 2007, he had a goal in mind to start a ski apparel company with the aim of making the world a little bit better. And that’s what he did when he founded Knoble in 2012. “What…
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Park City Feature

March 4, 2016

The next stop on our #skitheu resort feature of the 2015-16 season is Park City. Situated only 30 minutes away from campus and offering the Epic Local College Pass, it’s the perfect resort for a U student to call home throughout the winter. This season Park City invested 50 million dollars including a new gondola…
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Addressing Human Factors in Avalanche Accidents

February 10, 2016

This post originally appeared on the University of Utah’s U-EXPLORE blog. Win an alpine touring rental package from Outdoor Adventures—register here. “The truth is,” started U-EXPLORE instructor Josh Beckner, “that what goes on in a snowpack is relatively straightforward compared to the decision to ski or not ski a slope.” Avalanches occur due to a…
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Protect Our Winters

January 8, 2016

Winter is integral to Utah’s economy and well being. That’s why Ski Utah is partnering with Protect Our Winters and Discrete Headwear to promote carpooling in the Wasatch on January 13, making it Utah’s inaugural “POW day.” The first 500 carpoolers and bus riders get Discrete hats, Snowcru water bottles, and preferred parking at the…
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Brighton Resort Feature

December 5, 2015

Brighton Resort, a local favorite, is the second stop on our 2015 state-wide #skitheU feature list. Brighton has 4 lifts open with 10 runs, making it one of the resorts with the largest terrain open this early. Brighton also has 5 terrain parks. Wait, what? Yeah, 5. Terrain. Parks! From the rail yard on Majestic…
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Solitude Resort Feature

November 25, 2015

Solitude Mountain Resort is the first stop on our 2015 state-wide #skitheU feature list…and for good reason. Solitude was one of the first resorts to open this season, and the early conditions are amazing. It’s also the closest resort to the University, only 24 miles away. This early in the season you might think that snow quality…
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