Posts tagged utah

Gorgeous #powder days in #Utah!!! #wasatch #snowbird #alta #brighton #ski #skiiing #snowboard #snowboarding #lgbt #gay

Gorgeous #powder days in #Utah!!! #wasatch #snowbird #alta #brighton #ski #skiiing #snowboard #snowboarding #lgbt #gay

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ashleigh Cox, a 21-year old BYU student who was killed after being caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing in Utah.
Avalanche risk is VERY HIGH right now in both Colorado and Utah. In parts of the Wasatch, the risk is rated as EXTREME. Please be safe out on the mountain and follow avalanche risk warnings!
Visit the Utah Avalanche Center >

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ashleigh Cox, a 21-year old BYU student who was killed after being caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing in Utah.

Avalanche risk is VERY HIGH right now in both Colorado and Utah. In parts of the Wasatch, the risk is rated as EXTREME. Please be safe out on the mountain and follow avalanche risk warnings!

Visit the Utah Avalanche Center >

Wow. Here’s what Snowbird looks like today with 53” of new snow!

Come with us in March >

(by Snowbird)

@WasatchEquality files lawsuit against Alta, claiming right to snowboard

@MyAltaUT sits on National Park Service land. @YoBeat reports:

On January 15, 2014, Wasatch Equality and four individual snowboarders filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Utah against Alta Ski Area and the United States Forest Service, seeking to permanently enjoin Alta from enforcing its anti-snowboarder policy and snowboarding ban. The plaintiffs also seek a declaration from the Court that Alta’s snowboarding prohibition, as enforced by the Forest Service, violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and is therefore unlawful.”

Read more at YoBeat and visit WasatchEquality.org >

Love this photo of the day from Powder, snapped at Snowbird in Utah!
Sign up now for our ski-in, ski-out trip in March >

Love this photo of the day from Powder, snapped at Snowbird in Utah!

Sign up now for our ski-in, ski-out trip in March >

Utah Judge Unexpected as a Hero to Gay People

The NYT has a fantastic write up about Robert J. Shelby, once celebrated by right wing conservatives, now a hero to LGBT people for finding Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.

Check out the article >

First Gay Marriage in Summit County Officiated By Park City Mayor

We gotta give a huge shout out to the awesome ski town of Park City, Utah, whose mayor presided over the first same-sex wedding ceremony in Summit County.

SKI BUMS has always found Park City to be a fantastically welcoming, LGBT-friendly community, and we had an unforgettable day last year at Park City High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance.

Congrats to all the happy couples who are now getting married in Utah!

Listen to the story at KPCW >

Our #LGBT friends in #Utah are facing some major challenges this week — please share this to support #marriageequality in one of the most beautiful states in the USA!

Our #LGBT friends in #Utah are facing some major challenges this week — please share this to support #marriageequality in one of the most beautiful states in the USA!

Utah Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional

@AP: A federal judge has struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling Friday saying Utah’s law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Shelby says the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way, and the state’s unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify deny allowing same-sex marriages.

Pro Skiers Break World Record with Autograph Signing Event at @Snowbird

Snowbird, UT - What started out as an idea to bring professional skiers to ski with Snowbird guests, has grown so large, the creators of the event decided to register it with the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest autograph signing by professional athletes. “

The best skiers and snowboarders in the world come to Snowbird, and we’re honored to make history with their visit this season,” said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations.

Join the SKI BUMS trip to Snowbird >

We’re so stoked to be going back to @BrightonResort this season! Sign up now for our trip… the group’s gonna be awesome!

http://www.ski-bums.org/2014snowbird

Explore Brighton (by Brighton Resort)

AVALANCHE VIDEO: a skier was buried today in the backcountry near @AltaSkiArea. The Utah Avalanche Center filed a comprehensive report on the slide in Grizzly Gulch, including video and photograhs by skiers who saw that this skier was heading into trouble. Thankfully, the woman was wearing an airbag, but was buried under the snow regardless, and her fellow skiers had no beacon, shovel or probe — CRUCIAL equipment for skiing in the backcountry.

She’s very, very lucky that other skiers who were better equipped were in the area to come to her rescue and save her life.

Don’t make these mistakes, skiers and boarders. Get Avalanche training and ALWAYS ski and ride backcountry with proper equipment! Don’t forget that you can buy everything you need (with a SKI BUMS member discount) at Backcountry.com.

Read the full report at the Utah Avalanche Center >

The Incredible Story of How J.F.K. Helped Turn Park City From Ghost Town to Ski Town

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@PCSki:

"By the 1950’s, the mining boom of the early 20th century had come and gone, and Park City was crumbling and virtually abandoned. Post-World War II prices of the metals mined in Park City plummeted, businesses were shuttered as the mines closed, and Park City was added to a registry of ghost towns. Three men, however, had a vision to reinvent Park City’s economy and bring the town back to life: by building a year-round outdoor recreation destination. But they needed money. Enter: President John F. Kennedy.

A loan application to the federal Area Redevelopment Association for Park City’s revitalization had been gathering dust for months in Washington, DC when, in August of 1962, the president hosted a group of Utah newspaper publishers for lunch in the White House. At the end of the meal, Kennedy asked the group how he could help them. Jack Gallivan, then publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, told the president of the new vision for Park City and the languishing loan application and, in an interview with local documentary filmmaker Larry Warren, recalls the president turning and personally instructing White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger to make sure the $1.4 million loan was approved. Soon after, a route for the resort’s iconic gondola was being surveyed and the resort was on its way.

Park City Mountain Resort opened as Treasure Mountains Resort on December 21, 1963 - nearly a month to the day after JFK was assassinated. Today we, along with so many others, think back on that fateful day in Dallas 50 years ago when President Kennedy was killed - forever grateful for what he and his administration did to help create Park City Mountain Resort and transform the town of Park City, Utah.

Watch the story of President Kennedy green-lighting the loan >

Avalanche survival: New stats pinpoint surprising dangers

The @VancouverSun shares fascinating new stats from the @UACWasatch Utah Avalanche Center.

Awesome video from Alta — where they’re skiing this week! Join us in 2014 >

Thirds and Eagle’s Nest Get Deep (by The Daily Pow)