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.
At Dry Creek Steakhouse, beef is king, and that king's name is Angus. Working with certified Angus steaks, chefs introduce filet mignon, new york strip, and choice sirloin to the waiting flames of their grill. These cooked-to-order cuts form the backbone of the menu, but they're not the only delicious preparations that await diners. Rich pastas, inventive chicken dishes, and seafood including Atlantic salmon and Maine lobster occupy their own indulgent corners of the expansive menu.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
The mom-and-daughter team at Seasons Boutique skim the stress off of shopping by lining the pink-toned walls of their spacious store with trendy, all-occasion fashions. Skate along the marble floors to peruse racks of billowy dresses ($28–$60) and youthful tops ($20–$40), or casually sidle over and introduce yourself to a pair of jeans ($48–$68) that have been eyeing you from across the room. Embellishments such as jewelry ($5–$40), handbags ($35–$63), and fashionably floppy hats with oversized bows ($28–$52) help to ensure that ensembles turn out tastefully complex instead of perplexingly plain.
For more than two decades, Hugo Fraga and his family have restored and fine-tuned the intricacies of customers' timepieces in Precision Time's convenient mall kiosks. In addition to replacing batteries and manicuring the hands of more than seven million watches, the millisecond specialists carry a full spectrum of watches and wristbands by designers including Swiss Military and Sottomarino. A collection of Fender timepieces ($15+) unites wearers with craftsmanship that revolutionized the music industry in the 20th century, and a collection of London Underground watches ($36) pairs classic and modern styling typical in across-the-pond fashion. Precision Time connects each of its functional jewelry pieces with a five-year battery plan, and provides watch-cleaning services ($10) for timepieces that have been accidentally dropped into vats of horse sweat.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.