An expert is always available at Ski 'N See/ARCS to give you great advice, whether you're looking for just the right slope to conquer or just the right equipment to take out for the day. But the staff's knowledge doesn't end there. The shop's techs also perform tune-ups and maintenance on skis and snowboards, making sure your powder-slicing ride remains as fun and as safe as it gets. While you're in, they also make it easy to grab new gear or discounted lift tickets for nearby slopes.
For the past 20 years, Canyon Sports has helped adventurers safely scan the Wasatch Range with a series of shops specializing in equipment rental and maintenance. Throughout the winter, Canyon Sports equips mountain visitors with rental skis and snowboards. It also distributes lift tickets for local resorts including Alta, Snowbird, and Deer Valley, freeing skiers from alternative methods for getting to peaks, such as stowing away in a yeti's pouch. During warm seasons, the shops rent mountain bikes and road bikes and can also fine-tune riders' personal cycles.
Rounding the corner, a runner sprints right into a face full of glow paint flung by some opponents. Typical 5K races frown upon glow-paint attacks, but the charitable Run the Rave wholeheartedly endorses such messy displays of camaraderie, posting paint-yourself stations at one-mile intervals along the race route. A stream of lights illumine the trail bordering Great Salt Lake beaches, and runners visually announce their arrival with four glow sticks distributed before the race. Once racers rush headlong across the finish line, an MC kicks off the festivities, doling out cash prizes to the runner with the best costume, winning female runner, and winning male runner with the best concealed hovercraft. Afterward, participants and their guests trot aglow over to the dance floor of The Great Saltair. The event's proceeds sponsor a local father of three as he fights a battle against muscular dystrophy.
The feeling of wind against your face. That rush of adrenaline as you lean into a hairpin turn. The first time a snowman asks you for your autograph. These are the moments that make skiing one of the world?s most exhilarating sports. While Utah supplies the snow-capped mountains and rolling hills, Skis and Tours handles the equipment. The skiing and snowboarding shop is located within close proximity to ski resorts such as Canyons and Park City. Its expert staff pairs customers with sets of rental poles, skis, boots, and boards from brands such as Rossignol. In addition to renting this gear, they also tune up and wax boards and skis to get them ready for the slopes.
Trees sway with the breeze alongside the fairways at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A fierce wind whips off the Pacific Ocean, knocking drives off-course at Pebble Beach's famous 18th hole. At Golf Anytime, formerly known as Global Indoor Golf, players take on the signature challenges of 66 international golf courses without leaving the comfort of their hitting bay.
Instead, they queue up the course of their choice on the bay's control monitor and watch as the terrain takes shape on a 14-foot screen, with the slopes, swale, and likelihood for seismic activity accurately recreated via advanced computer technology. Using their own clubs, players hit golf balls off an artificial turf mat into the screen, where two 360-degree curtains of infrared light-wave technology capture the golf ball's flight information and spit back instant feedback on the shot's flight data. The entire experience?from choosing a dream course, to sipping on between-shot beers in the lounge-like setting, to screaming ?fore? in binary code?does away with the hassles commonly associated with real golf, such as uncooperative weather, hefty greens fees, and difficulty attaining a tee time. Guests may also sate post-swing appetites via a full menu of food, snacks, and brews.
2,270. That's how many 2011 Utah Undie Run attendees broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing only underwear. These days, the annual 5k opens with a count to see if it can beat its 2011 milestone. Then, runners—whose shed clothing is donated to the homeless—sprint toward the finish line donning bras, boxers, and swimwear. In lieu of athletic clothes, they cover themselves in body paint that express things they'd like to see change in Utah, such as adding pepper to the state's notoriously salty lake.
Those messages might earn participants top prize in the body painting category of Utah Undie Run's costume contests, whose other categories include biggest undies and best wild card. The contests take place at the race's after party, a freewheeling festival of bounce houses, mechanical bull riding, and live DJs.