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Off-Road Car Camping in Utah

Off-Road Car Camping is booming in Utah. From the end of World War II through the 1960s, Americans had a passionate love affair with the highway. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 spawned thousands of miles of interstate highways connecting every major city. Never mind that the initiative was spurred by fears of nuclear…

A Guide to Salt Lake’s Neighborhoods

There are many interesting neighborhoods around Salt Lake City worth visiting. Here are the districts you need to include in your tour around Salt Lake City.    1. Southwest Valley Resting beneath the southern portion of the Oquirrh Mountains, Southwest Valley is a springboard to the outdoor activities available nearby, including biking, hiking, golfing, boating…

Ski (all of) Utah Brian Head: Like stepping out of a hot tub time machine

Thirteen resorts into our 14-resorts-in-7-days ski adventure, one thing had become very clear: There is no single ski area that is remotely like any other in this state.   To be certain, there is some overlap — the off-piste offerings at Solitude and Snowbird. The magnificent lodges at Snowbasin and Deer Valley. The laid-back-on-the-lift, hard-core-on-the-slopes…

Ski (all of) Utah Olden days: Alta is what skiing is and always was

The gray-bearded gentleman at the next lodge table over seems to be giving me the stinkeye. His gaze hangs on my boots, then rises. I offer my most earnest smile. He purses his lips and strokes his beard as though he’s trying to solve a puzzle. I’m already used to this. Without the outer chassis,…