RECREATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RECREATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Wasatch ski resorts should stay within their boundaries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709748-82/wasatch-backcountry-resort-winter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709748-82/wasatch-backcountry-resort-winter.html.csp">Op-ed: Wasatch ski resorts should stay within their boundaries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jamie Kent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:07.462-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In light of Ski Utah’s recent “OneWasatch” proposal to connect all seven ski resorts in the Central Wasatch with new ski lifts, allow me to provide a different perspective from those of us who enjoy accessing Utah’s world-renowned snow and terrain under our own power and who come to the Wasatch seeking a true backcountry experience. I am a founding member of a new grassroots organization called Wasatch Backcountry Alliance that is focused on advocating for the backcountry community involved in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709748@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Visit Salt Lake hands out two awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712567-79/lake-salt-recreation-visit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712567-79/lake-salt-recreation-visit.html.csp">Visit Salt Lake hands out two awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:49:02.006-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visit Salt Lake presented two major awards Thursday night at its annual meeting at the Gateway mall. Cannon Tarbet, the tourism group’s national sales manager, won the eighth annual Dianne Nelson Binger Sales Leadership Award, for booking more than 25,000 room nights last year. The award is presented to Visit Salt Lake’s top salesperson. Tarbet joined the organization in 2011 after working at various Salt Lake hotels for 15 years. He is responsible for booking single hotel and resort meetings fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712567@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:49:02 MDT National Park visitation down 3 percent in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676620-79/national-2012-2013-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676620-79/national-2012-2013-park.html.csp">National Park visitation down 3 percent in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T18:45:26.567-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">National Park visitation dropped to 273.6 million visitors in 2013 at its 401 parks, national historic sites, monuments and recreation areas, off about 3 percent from 2012. With the exceptions of Arches National Park — which saw a visitation increase of about 12,000 from 2012 to 2013 — and Canyonlands National Park — which saw an increase of about 10,500 — the rest of Utah’s national parks, monuments, recreation areas and historic sites reflected declines. Nationally, the 2013 visitation figure...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676620@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:26 MDT