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throughout Park City, alpine adventurers can rent or buy name-brand skis and snowboards to replace their trusty but outdated cafeteria trays, gear up with fashionable and practical snow-sport apparel from brands such as Kjus and Bogner, or bring in worn-out equipment for expert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 paintball. 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 gives guests access to paintball and laser-tag games. 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.
116 different runs weave their way down the 2,200 acres of skiable slopes at Alta Ski Area. With its deep powder, varying terrain, and majestic panoramas, the resort offers an idyllic escape intended solely for skiers?right down to the groomed three-kilometer track for cross-country and Nordic skiing. And Alta intends to keep things this pristine; the resort invests in energy-efficient technologies and keeps its carbon emissions low by not lining its slopes with open refrigerators.
Alta Ski Area's activities span all skill levels. Beginners can take an intro class at the Albion Base before playing with the size and shape of their turns on the nearby green runs. Intermediates can accompany a ranger and learn about the area's mining history as they speed down a groomed run.
Every bag of pet food that hits the shelves at Healthy Pets Mountain West is vetted to ensure it contains no animal by-products, no harmful chemicals, and no unnecessary fillers. This means pet owners can choose from brands such as Orijen, Evanger's, and Taste of the Wild, just to name a few, as well as all-natural and healthy treats that are a better alternative to trying to get puppies to eat salads.?During their visit, dog owners can also suds up their furry friends at the self-wash station or arrange for a full grooming session.?
Healthy Pets Mountain West's staffers loves pets so much that they even help homeless animals find forever homes.
The Bridge Cafe and Grill mingles the flavors and recipes of America and Brazil on a menu that spans from traditional stews to inventive hamburgers. The mixto quente sandwich envelops swiss cheese, ham, pickles, and mustard between toasted sourdough, and the brazuca burger and brazuca steak sandwich add fried egg and ham to hearty cuts of beef. The Bridge also tosses salads in housemade passionfruit dressing and simmers moqueca biana, a mix of seafood and vegetables in rich coconut milk that's ladled over saffron rice.
With more than 50 years of combined experience in the cleaning industry, Leone's team renews soiled household threads with waterless washing and preservation techniques for an array of garments. Unsoiled shirts retain their smooth cuffs with hand and machine pressing before tucking their tails into custom suits designed by Leone’s staffers, who also expunge stains from ties, dresses, trousers, and suede. Bewitching bridal gowns retain or regain their immaculate glow with Leone's bridal-gown cleaning and restoration services, which pair with an optional preservation chest for optimum safekeeping. Cleaners also twirl the dirt off of home textiles, such as down comforters and dingy curtain panels, enabling their fresh fibers to once again shield household interiors from bright rays and unwanted love letters from the sun. While they wait for their stain-free vestments, patrons at the Sandy location can peruse Leone's café’s spread of coffee, tea, and smoothies.