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New Beer From Uinta to Support the UAC

  As a tribute to their hometown, Uinta Brewing Company introduces 801 Pilsner. The 801 brand embodies Uinta’s appreciation and enthusiasm for the Utah market who has been supporting and drinking Uinta for 21 years. With the 801 label a nod to the area code that at one time encompassed all of Utah. The 801…

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Psicobloc Returns to Park City

The Psicobloc (Spanish for “crazy bouldering,” or what is commonly referred to as “deep-water soloing”) climbing competition returns to Park City again this coming August 6th through 8th at the Utah Olympic Park, with the competition being held in the freestyle aerial training pool. Last year’s competition drew an estimated crowd of over 5,000 spectators…


Gear Review- AKU Rock Lite II GTX

  The fine Italian craftsmanship and durability are readily apparent throughout the AKU line. In the Rock Lite II GTX model, the company delivers a multi-terrain, lightweight, breathable hiker with immediate comfort and fit. A perfect balance of ruggedness for hiking over scree, and lightweight construction for moving down the smooth trail this is one…


Gear Review- Patagonia Ascensionist 35 Backpack

The new Ascensionist line of packs from Patagonia is designed to fit everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The best thing is how it expands to meet your needs. Perfect for a day or two when you want to move fast and light, the Ascensionist 35L is a lightweight, but deceptively rugged due to…

The Famous Snowbird Tram, now owned by the Ian Cumming Family

Snowbird Resort Changes Hands

  Snowbird Resort announced a change of ownership yesterday. Businessman and longtime Snowbird patron Ian Cumming has acquired an 80% share of the resort, with longtime owner Dick Bass remaining as chairman. Cumming maintains that the resort will not become part of his Powdr Corp. family of resorts. Powdr owns Park City which is engaged…

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Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

Check out this new promotional video from Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, a great local organization formed to rally those who utilize the busy range. player.vimeo.com/video/88547127?portrait=0  

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Springtime in the Rubys

The Ruby Mountains jut out of the Great Basin just to the south east of Elko, anyone who has ever driven across Nevada from Utah to California, or vice-versa has undoubtedly noticed the range. Although Nevada is surrounded by other states that are famous for their skiing, The Silver State has never really gained famed…

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Smoky Burn Skiing

Last August the Beaver Creek fire ravaged S. Central Idaho, particularly the Sun Valley area, and the Smoky Mountains. The blaze was ignited by a lightning strike in early August, and continued it’s burn for several week, charring over 120,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation terrain. Many popular trails in the Sun…

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Gear Review-Patagonia Capilene One-Piece

I got my first Patagonia Union suit about 20 years ago, then it was made with heavyweight, stretch Capilene, and it’s lasted since then, seeing use on only the very coldest of days. The modern version is the new Capilene 4 One Piece, which though not as heavy as my vintage onesie will see a…


Snow Canyon Snow

The recent snowstorms along the Wasatch in the second week of December had provided some decent quantities, but in the southern portion of the state, the totals were impressive. The high plateaus such as the Markagunt, where Brian Head is situated received several feet, and even the lowland deserts saw significant accumulations. The Virgin River…