Outdoors

Hit the Boards: How to Prep for Spring Climbing

"The gym makes your body strong but your mind soft” is an adage many seasoned rock climbers know all too well. And it’s no wonder. Even the most mindful climbers let their...

Spring Skiing in Utah is Almost Here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it is. The holiday period can’t hold a candle to this. Rocks are buried by the deep snowpack, the daylight hours are long,...

How to Enjoy Bryce Canyon in the Off-Season

Undoubtedly, the alpine skiing opportunities within 30 minutes of Salt Lake rank evenly with the best winter resorts in the world. And I, like hundreds of thousands of Wasatch Front residents, try...

Why Utah can claim ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth’

Long ago, shortly after the 1932 Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, meteorologist and avid skier S. D. Green told a Salt Lake Tribune reporter that Utah’s snow and skiing were...

Sledding in Utah: It’s Not Just For Kids

Most of my sledding memories were formed on the hilly golf course next to my childhood home in Northern Michigan. But after I moved to Utah in my mid-twenties and had kids...

Explore Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches National Park in the Winter

The global popularity of Utah's National Parks has created a dependable summertime mob. At least once a summer, Arches National Park makes the news as crowds clamoring to get a glimpse of...

The Best Après Ski Spots In Utah from Ogden to Alta

Utah is ranked one of the best ski destinations in the world, so it’s no surprise thousands of people flock to the state every winter to get a taste of our mighty Rockies....

Explore Utah’s National Parks in the Winter

It’s 50 degrees at the end of February and a light dust of snow drifts down from the churning grey-and-white sky. I begin the ascent to Cassidy Arch, clambering up the switch-backed...