After living in Utah for a decade, Gary and Jana Cole fell in love with the mountains, inspiring them to open their namesake store in 1982 as a means of helping others enjoy the region's snowy slopes and rugged trails. At four locations throughout Park City, alpine adventurers can rent or buy name-brand skis and snowboards to replace their trusty but outdated cafeteria trays, gear up with fashionable and practical snow-sport apparel from brands such as Kjus and Bogner, or bring in worn-out equipment for expert repairs.
In the summer, Cole Sport helps athletes return to the outdoors after a fear of yetis kept them cooped up inside all winter. Cyclists test out models from a fleet of Giant road, mountain, and cruise bikes at the Giant Bicycles concept store, and aquatic athletes can find Surftech stand-up paddleboards to help them explore Utah's natural lakes and in-ground pools.
Seven Peaks' multiple locales thrill guests with attractions ranging from water slides to go-karts and bowling. At Seven Peaks Waterpark Provo, the aquatically inclined can cascade down water slides, seesaw around the mammoth half-pipe tube ride, or ride the crests of the 400,000-gallon wave pool. Guests can scan the attractions at Seven Peaks Waterpark Salt Lake City, such as unique water slides and the Amazon River, then plummet off the Cliffhanger, a curvy slide that ends with a sudden 5-foot drop into a pool. The Lehi and Orem locations house an assortment of waterless excursions, including mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, and laser tag.
The Utah Pass of All Passes lets guests use the Fun Centers? bowling lanes to show off elite bowling skills developed from years of rolling watermelons into doghouses. Pass holders also receive perks such as access to skating at Peaks Ice Arena, admission to events at Rocky Mountain Raceways, and admission to baseball and soccer games.
With a kaleidoscope of cookware, utensils, and food gadgets, Bosch Kitchen Center equips kitchen arsenals for the most daunting of alimentary ambitions. A bevy of blenders, juicers, and slicers by Waring Pro and Oxo truncates fresh ingredients into savorable portions, and professional cutting boards by Wusthof keep blades honed for chopping and fending off gangs of unwashed carrots. Meanwhile, meal gurus demonstrate a variety of gadgets and techniques that help students to save money and spend less time in the kitchen. Classes emphasize healthier eating and the benefits of preparing meals from scratch, instilling skills in making bread, forging quick meals, and crafting dishes from international recipes.
What started as a project to decorate her home in high-end style using budget pieces turned into a thriving business for Finde founder Bonnie, who now teaches others how to refinish found furniture and sells hand-painted, sanded, and distressed pieces of her own. Under Bonnie's tutelage, a bulky entertainment center might become a bench with cubbies, an outdated desk might be chopped down into a mod end table, or a regular couch might magically transform into a davenport.
Beer and wine both have one thing in common: devoted fans. In fact, devotees of the drinks often find themselves so enamored that they feel compelled to make their own, which is where Salt City Brew Supply comes in. The store contains everything at-home brewers need to recreate their favorite beer or wine on their own.
Beer ingredients include more than 70 types each of hops and malts, plus 100-plus yeast strains?enough to fit nearly any beer recipe. For wine, choose from a wide array of wine kits, fruit pur?es, and specialty add-ins for a completely unique pour. And If you're a novice, try a beer-brewing or winemaking kit for beginners?it comes with instructions and ingredients for everything from hard cider to vegetable wine.
Whether it's sandy, silty, or peaty, the type of soil you have affects not only how your plants grow, but also which types you can even grow in the first place. Platinum Seed Co. takes the guesswork out of deciding which plants will do well in your garden by providing customers with seeds proved to thrive in the area. Those seeds include a wide selection of wildflowers, vegetables, turf grass, and native grass. Many seeds are non-hybrid or open-pollinated, which means you can plant the seeds, wait until they mature into adult plants, harvest the seeds from those adult plants, replant them again, and repeat the cycle.