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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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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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Utah’s Backcountry Skiing and Riding Opportunities

January 20, 2016

After a few dismal years for Utah’s snowpack we’ve finally kicked into high gear for skiing and riding in 2016. Consistent storms over the past month have translated to some of the best conditions we’ve seen at both Utah’s world class resorts as well as Utah’s endless backcountry. With easy access to excellent backcountry locations…
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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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Science of Slopestyle Skiing

The Science of Slopestyle Skiing

January 29, 2014

From an Olympic perspective, it’s the new kid on the mountain. But for years, slopestyle skiing has been the darling of primetime events, like the X-Games and the Dew Tour. The appeal of the sport is apparent when watching stars like University of Utah alum Tom Wallisch dazzle audiences by launching off kickers and flying…
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Tom Wallisch: The U’s Resident Slopestyle Star

December 9, 2010

Tom Wallisch came to the University of Utah as an unknown, just a kid from Pittsburgh, PA, wanting to experience the greatest snow on earth (as well as an excellent education, of course). He soon became an overnight sensation and is now one of the most accomplished slopestyle skiers in the country with victories at…
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