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How to Succeed at Being a Ski Bum

How to Succeed at Being a Ski Bum

10 Tips to Creating a Location-Independent, Fully Funded Winter After a while, most skiers and snowboarders get tired of service industry jobs and other location-bound positions. You want the freedom to work and the freedom to chase a storm without the consequences of unemployment, bankruptcy, and homelessness. Unless you went to finishing school, you benefit […]

Utah's Sled Accessed Riding

Utah’s Sled Accessed Riding

Writer’s Note: No secret stashes were harmed during this article’s publication.  Let’s try something. If you’re a purist backcountry traveller, keep an open mind about snowmobiles. Just for the duration of this article. Adapt this thought: you skin; they ride. It’s all good.   Consider that maybe no one uses sleds more regularly than Utah […]

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 […]

Islands of the Great Salt Lake

Islands of the Great Salt Lake

“One of the things Utahans are notorious for is not really paying attention to the lake,” explains Greg Smoak, director of the American West Center and an associate professor of history at the University of Utah. Perhaps because the Wasatch attracts a large percentage of outdoor recreation, the 2,000-square mile lake 20 miles north of […]

Yellowstone- A Trip for the Soul

Yellowstone- A Trip for the Soul

  Life in winter is like a protein shake—the least amount of good flavor you can tolerate blended with the most amount of protein in the least amount of time. In other words, the most efficient, tolerable amount of work is balanced with maximum time on snow. Everything’s on a schedule. The ingredients are: planning […]

DressHead x utahadvjournal Red Skater Chiffon Dress

DressHead x utahadvjournal Red Skater Chiffon Dress / Zip Up Waistline This utahadvjournal x dresshead cheap red skater chiffon dress is a really sexy one that features a zip around the waistline, and helps to make the wearer look and feel great! The skater style of the dress means that the skirt section is very […]

Road Trip- Cedar Mesa

Road Trip- Cedar Mesa

By MacKenzie Ryan You scour the Southwest for less-talked-about ideas—Edward Abbey would have lost his mind if he knew how many people ran around the desert and wrote about it.  Cedar Mesa was like the Nebraska of the Anasazi to Mesa Verde’s Chicago. Nobody writes about Nebraska. Perfect. Cliff dwellings, canyons so stocked with cottonwoods […]