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Circle Back: Ski and Golf in One Epic Utah Day

Posted on March 28, 2014 7:29AM by Ray Grass

Here's something you might have missed: You can ski and golf lots of places. This time of year in Utah, you can do both on the same day, and get The Greatest Snow on Earth® and some of the nation's best public courses while you're at it. Plan a day during your visit to take advantage of the unique outdoor recreation experiences that define Utah: Life Elevated. 
Author: Ray Grass

For 47 years, Grass was on the staff at the Deseret News, 37 of those years as outdoor editor. Key responsibilities involved writing about all outdoor activities, such as skiing, fishing, camping, wildlife, hiking, rafting, biking and in-state travel stories, which included visiting and writing about all of Utah's outdoor wonders. In 1976 introduced the weekly Deseret News Outdoor Page. In 2005, Outdoor Writers Association of American voted the Deseret News Outdoor Page No. 1 in the country. Grass wrote a number of sports stories, including covering two Olympics and writing along with two co-workers a 2002 Olympic book, but ultimately prefers getting outdoors.

Mr. Grass was a founding officer in the Utah Outdoor Resources Foundation, which raised money for outdoor programs such as bighorn sheep transplant, building a disabled hiking trail at Snowbird and sponsoring a dozen children's fishing program at Fairmont Park, Murray Park and Mark Eaton's Standing Tall fishing program.

Grass retired from Deseret News in 2009 and is currently writing outdoor stories for Deseret News and KSL online.

A Match Made in Utah: Snowshoeing and Chocolate

Posted on February 11, 2014 2:12PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Snowshoeing The Greatest Snow on Earth® and Internationally Recognized Chocolate? Both are found in Utah. Whether you're in town for Valentine's Day and the President's Day holiday or are planning a late-season ski trip, make sure you save room for some of Utah's artisan chocolate.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

"Expert Witness" Craig Gordon, Utah Avalanche Center

Posted on January 22, 2014 2:40PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

With the Olympics getting underway and fresh powder hitting Utah's mountains, we know you'll be inspired to get out and play.

Spend a moment getting to know snow expert and Utah outdoor enthusiast Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Center.

Gordon's "Know Before You Go" education program and love for Utah snow shows how a little backcountry knowledge goes a long way and even if you stick to Utah's resorts, you get The Greatest Snow on Earth®. Are you ready to hit the powder?

Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Experience Utah State Parks in Winter

Posted on January 21, 2014 1:47PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

"Stop & Chat"

Take a few minutes with Fred Hayes, director of Utah State Parks, and get to know a little about the myriad winter outdoor opportunities spread across Utah's 43 state parks. Of course, state parks have plenty more up their sleeves with great new programs launching in several parks this summer.

Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Coming to Utah for Sundance? Book Extra Days for Even More "Life Elevated"

Posted on December 19, 2013 4:30PM by Andrew Dash Gillman

This January, plan a few extra days in Utah surrounding your visit to the Sundance Film Festival. Before the lights dim and after the final director Q-and-A, your Utah adventure awaits. Here's your guide:
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Weekend Highlights on the Road to Sochi

Posted on December 4, 2013 9:51AM by Andrew Dash Gillman

Bobsled. Skeleton. Luge. These are words that conjure up exciting memories from Utah's Olympic Legacy. Now, you can make some new memories on the Road to Sochi.
Author: Andrew Dash Gillman

Andrew Dash Gillman once had a moustache. He enjoys reading, writing, walking his dog, running, hiking, bicycle-riding, bouldering, camping in Utah, cooking and drinking a good cup of coffee, among other things. Andrew on Google+

Living it up….

Posted on February 26, 2013 1:35PM by Ben Dodds

Standing atop Baldy between Snowbird and Alta with clear blue skies and over a foot of fresh snow on the ground and being near several people speaking another language (I'm pretty sure it was ...
Author: Ben Dodds

 

Ben Dodds, an official Utah of Tourism blogger, can often be found exploring and recreating in Utah's wild places with his two young boys, Maxwell and David.