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The Vail Effect

The Vail Effect

    The Vail Effect   From Phew to Uh-Oh!   On September 11, 2014, the owners of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and Talisker Corporation (Talisker) settled their high-profile lawsuit involving PCMR’s lease of its upper terrain, resulting in Vail Resorts (Vail) running both PCMR and Canyons Resort (Canyons).  After news of the settlement, […]

What Gives You Life? Sponsored Content

What Gives You Life? Sponsored Content

SPONSORED BY DICK’S SPORTING GOODS What draws you? Consumes you? What excites your core and is vital for life? There are places in this world we simply have to go, and so we do. What gives you life? Whether it’s exploring foreign forests or enjoying a magical moment of quiet with your family on a mountaintop, Marmot […]

It's Cool to be Cold- With Polar Explorer Eric Larsen

It’s Cool to be Cold- With Polar Explorer Eric Larsen

  Winter is coming, and if anyone knows cold, it’s Eric Larsen. An accomplished polar explorer and adventurer, Larsen has been setting records in arctic places for the last fifteen years. His roles span from expedition guide to dog musher, educator, and general cold-seeking outdoorsman. And despite what you might think, it’s for more than […]

Peter Metcalf- A Life of Climbing

Peter Metcalf- A Life of Climbing

  Peter Metcalf recently stepped down from his position of President at SLC based Black Diamond Equipment. Since the company’s early days in the late 1980’s, Metcalf has guided the ascension of the iconic outdoor brand from the bankrupt remains brought on by product liability lawsuits, to a global leader in the outdoor manufacturing business. […]

Tushar Trek- Skiing and Swilling in Southern Utah's Tushar Mountains

Tushar Trek- Skiing and Swilling in Southern Utah’s Tushar Mountains

Panic overwhelms my entire being. I’m halfway up a ridge on Delano Peak, the highest in the Tushar Mountains near Beaver, Utah, skinning alongside an evergreen forest I suspect may harbor a powder stash. Wind has scoured the entire range, leaving behind exposed rocks and bulletproof snow. After teeth chattering descents from the 12,169-foot summit […]

From Splitboarding to Snowboard Mountaineering

From Splitboarding to Snowboard Mountaineering

The short distance from Salt Lake City to the Central Wasatch’s tri-canyon area provides closer access to the backcountry than any other metropolitan area in the country. Sometimes this proximity means you need to get up earlier, go a little bit farther, and climb something more challenging than the general population in order to find […]