Recreation

Recreation

Powder Mountain Highway to close Saturday morning for avalanche control

Officials will conduct avalanche control, requiring the closure of the state highway that leads to Powder Mountain.


Recreation

Prep for 2016 Ogden Marathon starts with the Winter Race Circuit

OGDEN — Race dates are set for the 2016 Winter Race Circuit in Ogden, the annual Ogden Marathon buildup that is entering its 10th year. The first event in the circuit happens Saturday, Feb. 6 with a 5K run starting and ending at the Dee Events Center, and is followed by a race regimen to...


Recreation

UTA offers skiers reduced bus prices to ski resorts amid high skier ridership

Ridership on Utah Transit Authority buses to Utah’s ski resorts is at a 10-year high, the agency says. This season of big powder has attracted more skiers and snowboarders to the slopes, resulting in 65,000 riders so far, UTA said in a press release Thursday, Jan. 28. Route 674 to Powder...


Recreation

Outdoors hazard education can turn near-tragedy to funny memories

The difference between tragedy and comedy is often merely outcome.


Government

Layton and Clearfield making plans to spend parks tax revenues

Layton’s RAMP tax and Clearfield’s PARAT tax could result in more trails, soccer and baseball fields, a BMX pump track and a hockey-size skating rink.


News

Avalanche buries skier near Snowbird, rescued with injuries

SNOWBIRD RESORT — An avalanche at the ridgeline merging Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons caught and buried a skier, who received injuries and was airlifted by helicopter Tuesday. Unified Police Lt. Lex Bell told the Salt Lake Tribune the 22-year-old man was caught while...


News

Ski patrol pros getting caught in avalanches raises red flag

Avalanche experts say si patrol members are highly trained, dedicated professionals who know every inch of their mountain. And when all that isn’t enough to keep them out of an avalanche, that should raise a red flag for the recreational snow user. “The take-home message for the rest of us is, if...


Education

Pool admission fees going up after renovations to Ogden, Ben Lomond facilities

Admission is increasing at the newly renovated pools, but Ogden School District says improvements mean “the pools are something people will really want access to.”


Recreation

Ski video company eyes Powder Mountain as FAA approves close drone use

Cape Productions, a ski-video drone company, plans to expand its services to Utah after the Federal Aviation Administration ruled it could operate its drones close to skiers.


Recreation

Trailhead closed? Stay off, it's for good reason, officials say

Mark Benigni, executive director of the non-profit Weber Pathways, said trails along the Wasatch Front don’t close often, but occasional maintenance, poor trail conditions and even less occasionally, dangerous weather, could all cause a closure.


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