Deseret Food Store's stock of prepared meals ensures folks are equipped to survive desperate times, such as economic hardship, a natural disaster, or a family camping trip. The company fills homes with vitamin-fortified, mylar-wrapped gourmet entrees that can hibernate in shelves for up to 25 years before preparation. The MSG-free foodstuffs, including pasta alfredo, blueberry pancakes, and white-bean chili, are packed with flavor and transform into satisfying meals by simply adding water. Customers can stock up for a weekend excursion into nature with a 72-hour supply or order a one-year supply for hunkering down and watching every single episode of the news.
It was 1939 when a skier first zipped down Snowbasin's slopes. In the decades since, the historic resort has seen expansions, renovations, and momentous occasions, each of which culminated with its hosting several winter games events. Today, Snowbasin features 3,000 skiable acres over 3,000 vertical feet, punctuated by varied terrain, high-speed chairlifts, and multitudes of exhilarating activities.
On the slopes, skiers have their pick of varying levels of difficulty via three progressive terrain parks with more than 65 rails. Guests can also glean insight from a team of PSIA/AASI–certified instructors more than 100 strong while practicing new techniques or attempting their first mountain yodel. The resort's list of attractions includes family-friendly activities, too, including a four-lane, lift-assisted tubing hill. Groomed, tree-studded Nordic trails provide a more tranquil outing, beckoning cross-country skiers to carve up the snow at no charge. When hunger strikes, groups can duck into Earl's Lodge at the mountain's base for wood-fired pizzas and burgers or venture up to the John Paul Lodge, where diners enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the resort and the neighboring peak's yeti colony from the lodge's mountainside perch nearly 9,000 feet up.
On a sunny afternoon, kids climb to the top of a giant inflatable slide, kick their feet out, and ride the yellow decline into a ball pit. The merrymakers behind Sumo Party Planners enliven children's parties in just this fashion by renting out inflatable play structures such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, and life-size replicas of The Pentagon. Further amusements range from popcorn machines to face-painting stations. Sumo Party Planners can also combine rentals and services into party packages, with special pricing for schools, churches, charities, and the military.
Target Portrait Studios are operated by professional photographers who aim to help you capture special moments. The studios can be decorated for most any type of shoot, whether you're celebrating a mom-to-be, a graduation, or an upcoming holiday. Subjects also have the opportunity to choose their own backdrops or props, and they can even bring in their favorite toy or invisible friend. The customization doesn't end with the shoot, though?digital files can be personalized with borders, designs, and quotes and then printed in a variety of sizes.
At CrossFitRace, small groups gather throughout the week to shed calories during sessions of CrossFit. CrossFit workouts challenge participants of all ages and skill levels with constantly varied, functional movements executed with a high level of intensity. The facility's accomplished instructors emphasize good form and technique during classes, each of which focuses on a Workout of the Day—or WOD—as posted on CrossFit.com.
Scoreboard carries popular athletic brands for men and women such as Nike, Puma, A6, Canterbury, and Harrow, along with any gear you need to collectively punish a variety of entertainment-providing orbs and ellipsoids. Specialty footwear such as Adidas F50 soccer cleats ($179.99) or Mizuno Wave Rally women's volleyball shoes ($57.59) help you build your game from the sole up, but don't forget to buy a full-grain leather volleyball ($42.99), since it's hard to return a shoe serve. If you've already got a collection of accoutrements, buy a portable containment system such as an Adidas duffel bag ($35.99), or finish your Bjorn Borg look with a headband ($4.99).