Huntsville, UT – War could be about to break out in the mountains of Utah, but this looming battle could benefit skiers and riders looking to hit the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains. Season pass price wars that have driven down the cost of skiing in neighboring Colorado and elsewhere have up to now largely … Continue reading Could War Be Imminent in Utah?
Bend, OR – With over 3,000 skiable acres, 10 chairlifts (seven of which are high-speed detachable quads) and a vertical drop of 3,365 feet that follows all 360 degrees of a volcanic cone, Oregon’s Mount Bachelor is one of America’s largest ski resorts. By all rights it should be a world-class ski and snowboard destination, … Continue reading Mt. Bachelor: A Pacific Northwest Behemoth
Salt Lake City, UT – Like it or not, we’re living in a society that’s powered by batteries. Cameras, GPS units, mobile phones and more all need power. These devices all have a place in the backcountry, but if you’re spending a few days in the middle of nowhere that power is likely to run … Continue reading Portable Power Solutions Deliver Juice on the Go
Salt Lake City, UT – I’ll readily admit that there’s something amiss, something nearly wrong, about paying more for a ski jacket than a new pair of skis. But if you’re the type of person who’s perpetually cold, the ability to stay warm on the chilliest of days is nearly priceless. We had a chance … Continue reading Shake the Chill with Columbia’s New Electrically Heated Ski Jacket
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah logged its second busiest ski season in history in 2010-11 with 4.22 million skier days, a mere 0.62 percent off the state record set in 2007-08. Given the current state of the economy that’s truly saying something. Industry officials are hoping to build on that momentum for the 2011-12 … Continue reading Utah’s Ready for Ski Season
Ogden, UT – With more and more skiers venturing into the backcountry alpine touring (AT), or randonée, is the fastest growing ski equipment market segment. To a large degree, however, hard charging alpine skiers have had to sacrifice an element of solid downhill performance in favor of uphill capability if they want to skin to … Continue reading Salomon and Atomic Enter Alpine Touring Ski Binding Market
Editor’s Note: Yes, we realize that we’re a ski and snowboard periodical. This trip, however, relives an epic journey that would please any outdoors-oriented person and has thus been chosen for publication at First Tracks!! Online. Moab, UT – The jet boat weaves from one shore to the other as its captain seeks out the … Continue reading Retracing Powell’s Paddle