SOLITUDE SKI RESORT, Utah (AP) — Professional backcountry skier Elyse Saugstad planted her ski boots in knee-deep powder, her pink ski pants and camo jacket turned up-mountain toward seven women equally shrouded in Gore-Tex and dusted in fresh snow. Step by step, she reviewed the best techni…
With the number of ATV jamborees increasing in Utah, I could only include those scheduled for the first half of the year in last week’s article. I maintain that jamborees are a great way to learn about places to ride and to explore the unique features that each of the counties in Utah have t…
The Great Salt Lake has something in common with the planet Mars and the Arctic.
FARMINGTON — Young visitors can let it go (to some degree) at the Little Gym in Farmington this weekend.
2007 is the year I wrote my first article reviewing ATV jamborees to be held during the year. That year Utah hosted six events. Last year that number had grown to thirteen and the number keeps going up.
DAVIS COUNTY — For an especially good view of the decade’s first full moon Friday, head to Antelope Island.
After writing an article titled, “New law affects the Utah ATV community” last month, I got a call from my friend, Gary, asking why I didn’t say anything about how the laws in the surrounding states impact Utah riders. I didn’t have a good enough answer for him so I patiently listened while …
The first day of December marked 15 years since I wrote my first ATV Adventures column for the Standard-Examiner. The fact that my email address is always included at the end of each article has not been lost on those who read the column. I thought it might be of some interest to report some…
OGDEN — Violently destroying objects could get you fired or arrested in other settings, but at Smash-It Utah, obliteration is a social norm.
Reciprocity is a big word used when referring to reciprocal agreements. Utah has had agreements with 13 other states for some 20 years to honor the ATV registration in those states, allowing their residents riding privileges on Utah trails. In return, Utah riders were free to ride trails in …
It was one of those Indian summer days in November. The temperature was in the fifties, the sun was shining, and it was a perfect day for the last ride of the year. What could go wrong?
WASHINGTON TERRACE — Jean Dixon smashes her fists into the punching bag, exhorted by coach Rob Matthews to deliver rapid combinations.
SNOWBASIN — Many in Northern Utah, around the state and even around the world, are familiar with Snowbasin, an iconic landscape that is a former Olympic site.
When Polaris introduced the Sportsman Ace line in 2014, only two models were offered — the 325 and the 570. It was a totally new idea in ATV design. Instead of riding on the machine, the rider rides inside the ATV.
CACHE COUNTY — The Elk Festival offers a variety of ways to keep your kids busy this Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE — Forget about pumpkin patches, apple picking and trees turning colors.
BRIGHAM CITY — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is hosting another round of meetings across the state to gather public feedback on several wildlife management issues.
Thanksgiving is here along with the madness of the holiday shopping season. ATV friends can be tricky to buy for because of their particular tastes. Here are some gift ideas that would please any rider:
Powder is falling from the sky and the mountains are turning white, which means skiing season is almost here — and with it comes avalanche season.
A community fishing pond in Wasatch Mountain State Park near Midway has been overrun by goldfish.
Four-seat UTVs are the most popular machines on the market, not just for their ability to carry passengers, but for the available space in which to put gear. When not needed, the two rear seats make it easy for two people to ride into the back country with everything needed for the trip.
Learning to plan a ride to fit the riders has been a challenge. Having ridden with families with young children, people who have never ridden before, and guys who you have trouble keeping up with, it is important to know what will make everyone happy by the end of the ride.
Riding with a GPS and the reasons I like to ride with one were expressed in an article I wrote last July. I ride with a Garmin Montana 600. It is outdated, but it does everything I need it to do.
WEST VALLEY CITY — The thousands of Utahns who cut down their own Christmas trees every year can get an early start on the project by purchasing their permits in November.
LOGAN — When Matthew Havertz set out to make a documentary about the legend of a Bear Lake Monster, he didn’t know there was a member of his family who saw something strange in Bear Lake back in 1977.
We had arrived at Coyote Hollow in the area of Bryce Canyon after riding 90 miles from Kanab. Our little band of 14 had reservations at a variety of motels so we split up and planned to meet back at the hollow for the ride back in the morning.
A group of teens slide on a makeshift rail feature on freshly made artificial snow for some pre season fun on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at the bottom of Snowbasin. The resort has turned on their snowmaking machines and opening day is scheduled for Nov. 27.
Take 300 cowboys and cowgirls, add another 300 horses, then throw in roughly 775 head of thundering bison, and what have you got?
In planning for an ATV ride next summer from Kanab to Bear Lake, we needed to plan an exact route. We have planned five days to do it and shooting from the hip would leave us somewhere between nowhere and where we want to be. Knowing the rest of the route from Bryce Canyon to Bear Lake, we n…
The light geese general hunting season will open Friday.
My friend Keaton Gerrard, his dad, Cory, and I all drive Polaris Ace 325 ATVs. Now we call ourselves The Tres Aces. The Ace, simply put, is an ATV with a single seat, roll cage, a steering wheel and a gas pedal. They are a lot of fun to drive, especially when there are three of us.
As an ATV rider, finding a trail I haven’t ridden before is like finding ATV treasure. I have been on the Mantua Trails and have enjoyed many trips to Inspiration Point. From there, the views of Ogden Valley are remarkable, especially at night.
EDEN — A new sentinel overlooks the top of James Peak, honoring local ski legend Ben Geiger and the mountainous terrain that inspired him and keeps on inspiring others.
Having written a lot about the Paiute ATV Trail System this year, I thought that an overview of the system and what it means to Utah might be of interest. While the greatest impact relates to the four counties in which the trail system resides, other trail systems have been or are in develop…
When I purchased my first ATV in 1993, I was excited to be a part of a community of people who chose this way to see Utah. My new ATV was in the 300cc class; the biggest machine at the time was a Yamaha Big Bear with a 400cc engine.
In my 27 years of riding experience, I have learned a few things about trails and the people who ride them that might be of interest. A recent article published in the Standard Examiner about some problems with ATVs in the area around Eden got me thinking.
OGDEN — At the inaugural Weber County Sport Shooting Complex recreation open house Saturday, James Akagi walked away with a new gun case he won in a drawing.
Saturday at the Xterra Pan-American Championship off-road triathlon at Pineview Reservoir and Snowbasin Resort, many of the world’s elite athletes in the sport will compete for $80,000 in prize money.
CLEARFIELD — The city’s Dog Splash & Dash will be held here this weekend.
One of Weber County’s best-kept secrets is going on display this weekend.
Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place?
The Paiute ATV Trail System has some of my favorite places to ride. It has a wonderful variety of scenery on trails that take you from the valleys of Central Utah into mountain peaks thousands of feet above.
We were eight riders in number and we started our ATV adventure in Fillmore Utah. I wanted to take a ride up Chalk Creek Canyon.
You think standing on a stand-up paddleboard is difficult? You should try Downward-facing Dog or Warrior III poses.
SNOWBASIN — Improvements are coming to Snowbasin Resort this fall, including plans for increased snowmaking, additional parking and new food service options in the Earl’s Lodge.
UINTAH — The dream of completing the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is advancing with a flurry of projects in Weber and Davis counties.
EDEN — The ability to safely combine exercise with jaunts to the grocery store, school or favorite eateries recently moved from “dream” to “done” in Ogden’s upper valley, thanks to a new path connecting Wolf Creek Resorts to the heart of Eden and beyond.
Last year I wrote an article about Rick and Debbie Worthen — neighbors I took for a ride on the Manti trails for their 30th anniversary. This year, the neighbors next door came to me and said, “Do you remember what you did with them last year? We want to do that with you this year.” Always l…
OGDEN — The Ogden Bicycle Collective, which flourishes with a strong volunteer ethos, has a new director who hopes to put his bike industry experience to good use.
Top cyclists from around the world will make their way up the steep, winding Powder Mountain Road as part of stage two of the Tour of Utah race this week.