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(Kevin Powell) Maria Boone Cranor, a climbing pioneer who was integral to the success of Black Diamond Equipment and later got a degree in physics from the University of Utah, died on  Jan. 15, 2023 at the age of 76.

Maria Boone Cranor’s death ripples through climbing, physics communities

By Julie Jag | January 27, 2023, 8:39 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Stickers supporting the OHV were found on the windows of  a couple of business, in Moab, during the "Rally on the Rocks", on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Outdoor recreation is a hot topic in the 2023 legislative session

By Julie Jag | January 24, 2023, 5:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brothers Preston and Adam Blotter take one last ride on the Albion lift at Alta on Tuesday April 12, 2022. After 60 years in operation, the old two-person lift, along with the Sunnyside lift that serves the same area, will be replaced with a six-person high-speed lift ahead of the next season.

Colorado vs. Utah: Which state has better skiing and riding?

By Julie Jag | December 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Albion lift nears its final turns at Alta as skiers get a chance to ride the two-person lift one last time before closing for good on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. After 60 years in operation, the old two-person lift, along with the Sunnyside lift that serves the same area, in in the process of being replaced with a six-person high-speed lift.

What’s new at every Utah ski resort this season

By Julie Jag | December 17, 2022, 5:45 p.m.

(Andrew Kooyman) Stopping by the Blind Miner for a pre-lap fix is a tradition for a lot of Brighton riders. Try a Majestic Mint for some chocolatey, minty, coffee goodness. Hot chocolate versions are available for the kids.

Need to slake your thirst after a day on the slopes in Utah? Here are your best options.

By Julie Jag | December 16, 2022, 4:07 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Skiers brave the high winds at Deer Valley, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

Utah skiers, snowboarders taking advantage of ‘bonus’ season, anticipating arrival of tourists

By Julie Jag | December 2, 2022, 1:22 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Backcountry riders pass an avalanche warning sign at Grizzly Gulch in Alta, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, as heavy preseason snowfall falls on the Wasatch Front.

Utah snow forecast: 1st avalanche warning of season issued — and more could come

By Julie Jag | December 2, 2022, 4:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  People hit the slopes at Deer Valley on Friday, Dec. 12, 2019. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the Park City-area resort will open ahead of schedule for just the second time in its 40-year history, and it will do so with a blanket of fresh powder.

Utah’s ski resorts loading up on snow in the coming week

By Julie Jag | December 1, 2022, 9:26 p.m.

(Kolbie Peterson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ducks and geese are shown in a shallow stream at the bottom of the Liberty Park pond on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Why is the Liberty Park pond almost empty?

By Kolbie Peterson | November 22, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) People walk down the driveway at the Wildcat base at Alta Ski Area, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. UTA told Alta they will stop servicing the bus stop citing safety concerns, meaning more pedestrians will need to do a similar walk during ski season.

Ski Bus will strand some Alta skiers, sparking (unfounded) gondola conspiracy theories

By Julie Jag | December 9, 2022, 6:01 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  People hit the slopes at Deer Valley on Friday, Dec. 12, 2019. Deer Valley plans to open earlier than scheduled this season, just the second time in the resort's 41-year history that it has moved its opening date and started the ski season in November. It was set to open Dec. 4 but will now start lifts turning Nov. 29 for passholders and Nov. 30 for the general public.

Deer Valley Resort moves up opening day of ski season for first time in decades

By Julie Jag | December 9, 2022, 8:08 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers trek up to the Moonbeam Express for opening day at Solitude Mountain Resort on Thursday Nov. 10, 2022.

Will you be stuck in long lift lines all season at Utah ski resorts? Or was opening weekend at Solitude, Brighton a perfect storm?

By Julie Jag | November 15, 2022, 1:06 p.m.

(Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune) Hikers visit Morning Glory Arch in southern Utah's Grandstaff Canyon in this 2017 photo. On Saturday, a 21-year-old woman died in a climbing accident at the arch, authorities say.

SLC canyoneering guide dies in climbing accident at Morning Glory Arch, authorities say

By Kolbie Peterson | November 13, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Theodore Dean, 5, adjust his gear as he gets ready to ride first chair with his family after arriving more than five hours ahead of the afternoon opening at Solitude Mountain Resort on Thursday Nov. 10, 2022.

Brighton beats Solitude for ski opener bragging rights but competition among resorts is heating up

By Julie Jag | December 9, 2022, 8:32 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Lined up for first chair, Alec Eyckeler, Alex Gilbreath, Charley Bradley and Henry Poppe, from left, are handed the opening banner at Solitude Mountain Resort as their winter season finally gets underway on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Solitude announced Friday that it would open the 2022-23 season earlier than expected: on Nov. 11, 2022.

This Utah ski resort is opening earlier than expected

By Julie Jag | November 5, 2022, 2:05 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Outdoor recreation seekers in Utah are heading to the polls in greater numbers as they see their playgrounds transformed by climate change.

Utah outdoor enthusiasts are mobilizing to drive state’s conservation policies

By Julie Jag | November 4, 2022, 9:14 p.m.

Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort, the southernmost ski area in Utah, announced it will open Friday. If it can pull it off, it will be the earliest opener in the resort's history and one of the earliest ever for the state.

A Utah ski resort will open Friday, one of the earliest openings in recent history

By Julie Jag | December 9, 2022, 8:33 p.m.

(Warren Miller Films) Tyler Blocker, 16, of Mountain Green gets some air off a cliff at Snowbasin Resort. Blocker was surprised by professional skiers Johnny Moseley and Marcus Caston, of Salt Lake City, who informed Blocker he as selected to appear in the 2022 Warren Miller film "Daymaker."

A Snowbasin teen ruptured his spleen, lost a kidney and briefly died. A year later, he was starring in a Warren Miller ski film.

By Julie Jag | December 9, 2022, 8:34 p.m.

(Matt Chi | Park City Mountain)

Fresh snow blankets the ground at Park City Mountain Resort, which reported receiving 11 inches near the summit of the Bonanza lift as of Tuesday morning from the first storm of the season, which began Saturday, Oct. 21, 2022.

Utah skiers, resorts enjoy big October storm, but trouble could be on the way

By Julie Jag | October 25, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

(Bartek Wolinski | Red Bull) Szymon Godziek of Poland performs at Red Bull Rampage in Virgin on Oct. 15, 2021. Godziek placed 10th in the event won by Canada's Brandon Semenuk.

How the Tour de France of mountain biking is transforming one southern Utah town

By Julie Jag | October 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m.