Utah

Text & photo by Colleen Duffley When you travel for a living, making time for a “vacation” somewhere you’ve never been can be a job in itself. A fellow adventurer pointed me in the direction of the Via Ferrata in Zion, Utah. I’ve made a habit of traveling alone but

By Brian E. Clark The late, great ski writer Walter Roessing liked to boast that he often brought big dumps of snow with him when he visited resorts in the West. Walt, who penned a Dallas Morning News travel column for decades, has been gone for about two years now.

By William C. Triplett In early February last year, when headlines were only recently starting to mention some weird new disease in China, I found myself on an airliner to Salt Lake City. Even though I’m pretty much a news junkie, my biggest concern at the time was for the

By Brian E. Clark In the late 19th Century, Park City was a booming mining center with a population of nearly 10,000. The town’s Silver King Mine was one of the most famous silver mines in the world. Today, skiers and snowboarders can experience a bit of that mining history

By Brian E. Clark I’m a diehard schusser, so my favorite season to visit Park City is winter, when the slopes are buried in snow and I can carve turns on the thousands of acres of skiable terrain at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. But autumn comes in

By Everett Potter There’s a new ski resort coming to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Or maybe, just maybe, Deer Valley is about to get a lot bigger. It’s too soon to tell but what is known is that The Mayflower Mountain Resort has been announced, a 5,600-acre resort with

By Everett Potter Thanks to its deep snow, remarkable mountain scenery and venerable ski traditions, Alta is one of my favorite places to ski anywhere in the world. The legendary resort in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah is the ultimate playground for any skier keen to experience the state’s legendary

By Everett Potter It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Alta Lodge in Utah, which just celebrated its 75th birthday, is unlike any other ski hotel in the world. It resembles a 1940s prep-school dorm with Bauhaus touches—cement-block walls, mid-century industrial Bertoia chairs — but also has floor-to-ceiling windows

By Larry Olmsted For most ski resorts, adding a single lift, a handful of new trails, or a lodge is a major single season expansion – and one that’s usually announced and publicized a year or two in advance. That’s what makes the biggest story in skiing this year, the

by Kim McHugh As reported in an earlier post, skiers and snowboarders aren’t content any longer to just cruise down the trails on their mountain vacations. Indeed, many resort visitors find relaxing in a quiet room, getting a massage, enjoying a facial or experiencing a host of body therapies (think