Friday, March 14, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Alta, UT - The first weekend in April marks this yearís second-annual Alta Spring Festival, the product of local Town of Alta businesses' combined efforts, offering food, live music, childrenís activities, free ski demos, a ski competition and artistsí market.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Park City, UT - Top U.S. athletes will be in Utah this weekend for the 2008 backcountry.com U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Championships on the 2002 Olympic venues. Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) will be among the leaders for the season-ending U.S. Championship event.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Snowbird, UT - The inaugural Ski Salt Lake Shootout culminated this past weekend with an awards dinner at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resortís Aerie Restaurant. Bellingham, Washington-based photographer Grant Gunderson took home the Best in Show Grand Prize and a $4,000 check with his shot of Bryce Phillips making a powder turn under star-trailed skies above Little Cottonwood Canyon. Up until 4:30 a.m. the night before the judging deadline, Gunderson spilled the beans about this long sought-after shot.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Park City, UT - In a unanimous vote last week the Park City Council approved a new statute that makes skiing or snowboarding out of control within the city limits a Class B Misdemeanor, similar to a Driving Under the Influence charge.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 02:40 PM
Solitude, UT - The 2008 Vertical Express for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) hit the ski slopes of Utah's Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday, challenging skiers and riders of all ages and abilities to benefit The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis. The Heuga Center, based in Vail, Colo., provides comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life. Jimmie Heuga himself was at the Solitude event this year, his first visit in six years, and could be spotted Sunday morning cruising around Solitude's freshly groomed corduroy on his bi-ski.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 02:34 PM
Huntsville, UT - Brian Smith, 32, of Gunnison, Colo. jolted past Josiah Middaugh, 29, of Vail, Colo., less than 20 meters from the finish line to win the inaugural XTERRA Winter World Championship in dramatic fashion Saturday at Utah's Snowbasin ski and snowboard resort in Huntsville. After nearly two hours of grueling racing action that included mountain biking, snowshoeing, running and ski mountaineering in falling snow flurries, Smith pulled off a come-from-behind victory by a little more than one second in 1:58:29.92.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Park City, UT - The Shea Family Foundation, along with REELcomp, Double Black Diamond sponsor, has announced the First Annual Best of the West Snow Sports Film Competition. Designed to spotlight up and coming snowboard, ski and snowmobile athletes, the competition will be held on April 12, 2008, in Park City.
Sunday, March 09, 2008 - 12:49 AM
Park City, UT - Snowboarding sensation Shaun White, defending champion, Torah Bright, and New Zealand skiing phenomenon, Josiah (Jossi) Wells were crowned the 2008 World Superpipe Champions Saturday in Park City. White clinched the menís snowboarding championship with a top score of 93.00, Bright secured the womenís snowboarding championship with a best run of 96.67, and Wells took the menís skiing top honors with a best run of 96.33. They each took home a $15,000 prize purse.
Friday, March 07, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Park City, UT - Park City Mountain Resort is preparing for the second-to-last Five Star event of the Swatch TTR World Tour. The World Superpipe Championships taking place Saturday will welcome some of the best Halfpipe riders currently in the game as they compete for 850 TTR ranking points and a share of the $90,000 prize purse.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 07:00 AM
Snowbird, UT - The Jeep Terrain Park Challenge, a progressive grassroots ski and snowboard program now in its third year of promoting safety and responsibility at terrain parks, has announced that Utahís Snowbird Ski Resort has been selected to host a safety clinic and competition this Saturday, March 8.