RESORT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESORT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Wasatch skiing experience is world-class right now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760450-82/ski-wasatch-resort-areas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57760450-82/ski-wasatch-resort-areas.html.csp">Letter: Wasatch skiing experience is world-class right now</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:03.941-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While backcountry skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon the other day, I met a fellow ski tourer who was a ski patroller from Chamonix, France. He is working as a patroller at a Utah resort, and on his day off he chose to tour the undeveloped backcountry rather than ski at a resort. I asked him what he thought of adding lifts to link the Wasatch ski areas together (“Ski resort GMs line up to back ‘One Wasatch,’” Tribune, March 19). He replied: “That is a silly idea. You should keep it like it is. Y...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57760450@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Ski Lift of the Week • Sultan Express at Deer Valley Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57723431-117/express-sultan-deer-lift.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57723431-117/express-sultan-deer-lift.html.csp">Ski Lift of the Week • Sultan Express at Deer Valley Resort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:41:04.244-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Type • High-speed quad Vertical rise • 1,760 feet Number of runs • 12 Difficulty • Intermediate and advanced Why try it • Some of Deer Valley’s steepest, fastest runs The ride • After riding Carpenter Express or Silver Lake Express to mid-mountain, there are three ways to reach Sultan’s loading terminal. Taking Sterling Express is the easiest, but to get to Sultan’s slopes you have to circle Bald Mountain. You can take the gentle McHenry cat-track run to Wasatch Express lift, which also goes to...</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> 57723431@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:41:04 MDT Utah resorts celebrate season close with fun activities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57693887-223/com-http-april-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57693887-223/com-http-april-mountain.html.csp">Utah resorts celebrate season close with fun activities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T11:30:50.182-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It took awhile, but the 2013-14 ski season reached epic status in late February and early March with some major snowfall totals. And, just as ski season reached its peak conditions-wise, it is time to start talking about the end. And what better way to end it than to ski across what snow becomes at the end of the season? Canyons Resort is hosting its 7th annual Spring Grüv celebration featuring its ever-popular Pond Skimming contest Saturday. Participants in the heavily adult-themed event dress...</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> 57693887@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:30:50 MDT Ski Lift of the Week • Milly Express at Brighton Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57695526-117/brighton-lift-resort-express.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57695526-117/brighton-lift-resort-express.html.csp">Ski Lift of the Week • Milly Express at Brighton Resort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T17:01:07.009-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 05:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Type • High-speed quad Vertical rise • 1,125 feet Number of runs • 16 Difficulty • Beginner to advanced Why try it • Some of the best skiing Brighton has to offer The ride • Milly Express is on the far side of the parking lot from the rest of Brighton Resort’s base facilities, but it’s an easy stroll from your car since most people park closer to the Majestic-Crest-Great Western chairs. From there it’s a quick ride to the upper knoll beneath 10,452-foot Mt. Millicent, the lift’s namesake. The cu...</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> 57695526@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:01:07 MDT Forest Service says Alta has rational reasons for snowboard ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57755544-78/alta-forest-service-snowboarders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57755544-78/alta-forest-service-snowboarders.html.csp">Forest Service says Alta has rational reasons for snowboard ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T20:41:35.413-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Forest Service has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Alta’s ban on snowboards is unconstitutional, saying the ski resort’s approved operating plan gives it the right to exclude any “skiing device” deemed a risk, harmful to snow quality or not consistent with its business decisions. The Forest Service also said due to federal immunity, the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case. Nor have the snowboarders who brought the suit stated a claim on which relief...</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> 57755544@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:41:35 MDT PCMR, Ski Team taking their places in ski history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740598-79/ski-park-skiing-association.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740598-79/ski-park-skiing-association.html.csp">PCMR, Ski Team taking their places in ski history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T20:10:50.521-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The International Ski History Association’s annual celebration of “Skiing History Week” will take place Monday through April 6 at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). And not by accident. The association chose Park City for this year’s event to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. But it was also 40 years ago that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s predecessor opened a training center in old Park City mine buildings, starting the long-term association between the town and the team. The...</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> 57740598@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:10:50 MDT Utah welcomes home Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735159-78/ligety-gold-olympic-giant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735159-78/ligety-gold-olympic-giant.html.csp">Utah welcomes home Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T09:58:21.259-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety poses for a photo with 8-year-old Cayan Winans, 8, at Park City Mountain Resort on Saturday. Ligety, who grew up in Park City, drew crowds at two celebrations — one at the resort and a second one later in the day at Valley Fair Mall. Ligety took gold in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics last month and later clinched the World Cup giant slalom title. At the 2012 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he won gold in the combined.</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> 57735159@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:58:21 MDT Ski Lift of the Week: Eagle Express at Solitude Mountain Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57660461-117/eagle-express-mountain-solitude.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57660461-117/eagle-express-mountain-solitude.html.csp">Ski Lift of the Week: Eagle Express at Solitude Mountain Resort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T16:34:14.976-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Type • High-speed quad Vertical rise • 1,500 feet Number of runs • 15 Difficulty • Mixture of advanced and intermediate. Why try it • Plenty of variety, including high-speed options, for experienced skiers and boarders. The ride • The lowest lift in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Eagle Express is right off the lower end of Solitude’s Moonbeam base area. Just put on your skis or boards near the end of the lot and glide down to the loading terminal. Runs to try Gary’s Glade • A nice slope for picking yo...</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> 57660461@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:34:14 MDT Vail offers to buy Park City Resort’s base facilities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57730593-78/vail-park-resort-katz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57730593-78/vail-park-resort-katz.html.csp">Vail offers to buy Park City Resort’s base facilities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T10:04:08.347-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vail Resorts offered Tuesday to buy Park City Mountain Resort’s base facilities to resolve the mammoth legal battle between the adjacent Summit County ski areas. The offer came in a letter Vail CEO Rob Katz sent to John Cumming, PCMR’s CEO, and also distributed to the news media, in response to Cumming’s use of the Park Record newspaper last week to accuse Vail of never making a serious proposal to settle the land-use lawsuit. So Katz did. “Vail would be willing to purchase the base and parkin...</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> 57730593@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:04:08 MDT Letter: Linking Utah ski resorts not worth damage to mountain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722896-82/wasatch-ski-resorts-lift.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722896-82/wasatch-ski-resorts-lift.html.csp">Letter: Linking Utah ski resorts not worth damage to mountain</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T14:48:27.657-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 02:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I recently returned from a ski trip to St. Anton, Austria. While I didn’t know it until I arrived, St. Anton recently built a ski link to a nearby resort in the manner aspired to by “One Wasatch” architects. The lift added nothing to my ski experience. The resorts were too big and varied to explore in one day, as are all our Wasatch resorts. After riding the lift once, in the name of curiosity, I never took it again. The mostly deserted lift did, however, destroy the tranquility of a previously...</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> 57722896@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:48:27 MDT Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp">Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said. Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, the Roza Khutor resort said in a statement. The snow buried two women, and rescuers who dug them out were unable to save them, it said. The four other skiers escaped unharmed. The Kuban regional branch of state Rossiya television, citing witnesses, repor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194432014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719443@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:11:05 MDT Ski Lift of the Week: Peruvian Express at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57626926-117/ski-snowbird-peruvian-resort.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57626926-117/ski-snowbird-peruvian-resort.html.csp">Ski Lift of the Week: Peruvian Express at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T16:41:57.784-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Type • High-speed quad Vertical rise • 2,572 feet Number of runs • 10 with names Difficulty • Mixture of advanced and intermediate Why try it • Great skiing below and access to Mineral Basin through the “Bass Hole” The ride • Easy to reach, right off the Snowbird Center’s back plaza, this relatively new chairlift quickly takes riders to the base of the ridge between Hidden Peak and Mount Baldy. A quick right turn and you’re off to explore the many inviting runs in Peruvian Gulch. A quick left an...</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> 57626926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:41:57 MDT 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 Ski resort GMs line up to back ‘One Wasatch’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57704372-78/ski-wasatch-concept-resorts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57704372-78/ski-wasatch-concept-resorts.html.csp">Ski resort GMs line up to back ‘One Wasatch’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T12:30:46.925-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wednesday’s unveiling of One Wasatch, the Utah ski industry’s idea for linking resorts in Salt Lake and Summit counties, was noteworthy in several respects. • It marked the most concerted effort to date by Utah’s ski industry to actually pursue the long-discussed, long-disputed concept of interconnecting the seven resorts clustered tightly in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. • It brought together for the first time in memory the general managers of the seven independent resorts, symbolic of...</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> 57704372@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:30:46 MDT Ski industry to push for interconnected resorts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57699224-78/ski-resorts-utah-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57699224-78/ski-resorts-utah-mountain.html.csp">Ski industry to push for interconnected resorts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T10:06:24.521-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s ski industry is ready to interconnect the seven ski resorts in Salt Lake and Summit counties. Ski Utah and the resorts have called a 2 p.m. news conference Wednesday at the Salt Lake City Sheraton Hotel to discuss their concept of a series of chairlifts on private lands that would link resorts from Deer Valley to Snowbird. The plan would not include the controversial SkiLink proposal that would have connected Canyons Resort outside of Park City to Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwo...</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> 57699224@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:06:24 MDT Deer Valley offers new app http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693916-79/app-resort-deer-ski.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693916-79/app-resort-deer-ski.html.csp">Deer Valley offers new app</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="2014-03-19T12:07:06.251-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Deer Valley Resort skiers can now use a phone app available on iOS and Android platform to enhance their ski experience. Developed by San-Diego-based CarteScape, Inc., the app includes GPS navigation with augmented reality and an interactive map. Those who use it can record the statistics of their ski runs, tracking both vertical distance and speed measurements. According to the resort, the app also has social integration, allowing users to share photos and run statistics on their Facebook and T...</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> 57693916@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:07:06 MDT Ski Lift of the Week: Motherlode at Park City Mountain Resort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57591619-117/park-motherlode-mountain-resort.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/57591619-117/park-motherlode-mountain-resort.html.csp">Ski Lift of the Week: Motherlode at Park City Mountain Resort</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T17:21:58.515-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 05:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Type • Fixed-grip triple Vertical rise • 1,272 feet Number of runs • 9 Difficulty • Mixture of advanced and intermediate Why try it • Not many people competing for steep lines, tree skiing The ride • The best way to reach Motherlode from the Park City Mountain Resort base is to take the Crescent chairlift, get off, then hitch a ride on the Bonanza high-speed, sixpack chair. From there, take Parley’s Park run down the ridge, breaking off to your left wherever it looks appealing and ride down to ...</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> 57591619@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:21:58 MDT Universal Orlando leaks details of Harry Potter area http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681770-68/universal-harry-orlando-potter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681770-68/universal-harry-orlando-potter.html.csp">Universal Orlando leaks details of Harry Potter area</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T11:05:38.08-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • The new Harry Potter-themed area opening at Universal Orlando Resort this summer will allow fans to ride the Hogwarts Express train and experience the British countryside just as the characters did in the book and movie series. Guests will appear to magically pass through a brick wall and board a train with steam and a whistle, according to a Friday news release from Universal Orlando Resort. Riders will have two experiences — one on the way to the new London-themed area at Unive...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576817702014-03-14T11:05:38.08-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-14T11:05:38.08-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:05:38 MDT Resorts unveil early discounts on season pass sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57665410-79/resorts-vail-pass-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57665410-79/resorts-vail-pass-mountain.html.csp">Resorts unveil early discounts on season pass sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T21:12:10.622-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 09:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The competition to hook season passholders for next winter jumped Tuesday with both Vail Resorts and The Mountain Collective, which includes Alta and Snowbird, unveiling early-signup enticements. Vail Resorts, which operates Canyons Resort outside of Park City, said its 2014-15 Epic Local Pass is available for $549 if bought before April 13. The spring purchase price can be locked in for a down payment of just $49, said Canyons spokeswoman Caitlin Martz, and also comes with six “buddy tickets” ...</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> 57665410@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:12:10 MDT Mountaineering race on tap Saturday at Brighton http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57643588-79/race-brighton-http-mountaineering.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57643588-79/race-brighton-http-mountaineering.html.csp">Mountaineering race on tap Saturday at Brighton</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:21:29.4-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Skiers from around the world are expected to compete Saturday in the 11th annual Wasatch Powder Keg race at Brighton Resort. The mountaineering race requires competitors to ski up and down various aspects of the Big Cottonwood Canyon resort, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the base of Mt. Millicent. Elite and heavy-metal division racers will cover about 11.5 miles in six climbs that add up to 6,500 vertical feet. The course goes up Clayton Peak, over to Prescott Peak, down to the base, back up to a poi...</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> 57643588@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:21:29 MDT