Christie Porter

Christie Porter is the managing editor of Salt Lake Magazine. She has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade, writing about everything under the sun, but she really loves writing about nerdy things and the weird stuff. She recently published her first comic book short this year.
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Diary Of A Never-Skier: Hold My Poles

I am having a bad day. I leave my home office frustrated, load up my barely-used ski gear and accept the inevitability of my bad day continuing on the mountain. I drive...

Here Are The 2023 Sundance Film Festival Winners

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival jurors and audiences have voted and today the festival announced the 2023 award winners during an event at The Ray Theatre in Park City. Among the films...

Diary of a Never-Skier: The First Lesson

At the start of my first lesson, my ski instructor Natalie informs me that the people she teaches never fall down during the first lesson. This is meant to be comforting, but...

Diary of a Never-Skier: Before The First Lesson

It wasn't until I walked into the offices of Ski Utah that, on the emotional spectrum of anxiety to excitement, I felt myself tip over the centerline. I went from “excitedly anxious”...

Let Your New Utah Flag Fly

There was nothing wrong with Utah’s old state flag. We’d call it “serviceable,” but lawmakers thought it was time for a glow-up. The Utah State Flag Task Force received 7,000 flag designs...

What to Expect from the 2023 Utah Legislative Session

"During a legislative session there might be more than 1,000 bills introduced, and they’re constantly changing as they get amended,” says Deborah Case with the League of Women Voters of Utah’s Legislative...

The Ulterior Motive Behind Naming Snowplows

When my family started raising chickens, one of the first things my dad told us kids was “Don’t name the chickens. If you name them, you’ll get attached.” While it was perhaps...

Utah Governor Bans TikTok From State Devices

TikTok is not for everyone. Some people don’t want to be subject to endless scrolling through a video barrage of not-so-hot takes, cringey trends and toxicity, but just about everyone else (more...

Christie Porter

Christie Porter is the managing editor of Salt Lake Magazine. She has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade, writing about everything under the sun, but she really loves writing about nerdy things and the weird stuff. She recently published her first comic book short this year.