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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Best Ski and Snowboard Runs in Utah

Best Ski and Snowboard Runs in the Wasatch

December 19, 2016

With the “greatest snow on earth,” Utah is one of the greatest places in the world to ski and snowboard. Our friends at the Freeskier Society identifies the best in the Wasatch. The ‘Bird is the word!! Silver Fox is certainly expert terrain, but it’s loaded with lots of great options for those that are…
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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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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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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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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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