The experts at Utah Snowkite Center lead courses and clinics on how to harness wind power across open, snow-dusted areas around Salt Lake City and Park City. In sessions ranging from beginner to pro level, students strap into harnesses, kites, and bars provided by the instructors and begin gliding along the snow, eventually learning how to perform tricks like spins and grabs or pulling a rabbit out of your ski boot. Students must provide their own skis or snowboards and helmets for each lesson. In addition to local excursions, Utah Snowkite Center also organizes snowkiting trips throughout the US and to international destinations such as New Zealand and Yukon.
Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
Jason Haslam hasn't kept his passion for fly fishing to himself. Instead, the veteran fly fisher founded Fly Drifters of Utah as a way to share his passion with others. Throughout each season, he and his guides lead fly fishing trips to nearby streams and rivers. On the trips, they teach participants the best techniques for catching brown trout, midges, and blue winged olives. They also hold classes that cover topics ranging from casting and knot tying to reading the water even when there isn't an open book on top of it.
The Gun Vault packs 25,000 sq. ft. with most things a gun enthusiast would ever need. Beyond the range and training classrooms, a 7,000 sq. ft. showroom houses handguns, automatic weapons, and camouflaged rifles ideal for hunting. Go up one level, and visitors find the VIP lounge, where pool tables and poker tables encourage lingering.
At Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do, Grand Master and seventh-degree black belt Jin Yong Kwon imparts more than a quarter-century of tae kwon do wisdom in lessons for participants of all ages. Through tae kwon do training, pupils develop technical martial-arts skills while seeking to build traits such as self-control, respect, and confidence that carry over into other facets of life.
The recipient of numerous Tony Awards upon its Broadway debut in 1987 and subsequent revival in 2002, Into the Woods marries a number of Grimm’s fairy tales with the mellifluous touch of storied composer Stephen Sondheim. South Jordan Community Theatre co-founder and Into the Woods director Kevin Dudley describes the musical as a means to “examine our dreams through nearly every fairy tale we were familiar with as children,” and relishes the second act’s poignant portrayal of what it truly means to live “happily ever after.” Talented local performers round out the 20-person cast, and music director Michelle Willis returns to the orchestra pit after taking a sabbatical to master the ring whistle.