"What's to-day, my fine fellow?" said Scrooge.
"To-day!" replied the boy. “Why, Christmas Day."
In these famous lines from A Christmas Carol, Scrooge might've been asking the wrong question. He should've asked, "What's this weekend?" And the boy's reply: "Why, 1893 all over again."
For three days in December, the Dickens Christmas Festival brings to life the sights, sounds, and experiences of 19th-century London. Visitors are free to stroll up and down the festival's narrow village streets while browsing the unique gifts and keepsakes of participating vendors. Actors in period costumes will enliven the festival even further, with fortune tellers, orphans, and royalty mixing in amongst the crowd and olde English shops. Of course, the festival's namesake is well represented, too. Fagin, Scrooge, and other characters from Dickens stories roam the streets, and mini productions of tales such as Oliver Twist unfold on multiple stages. Father Christmas also spends the entire day listening to children wish for presents such as the electric hoop-and-sticks that are all the rage right now.
With diverse backgrounds and a wide breadth of knowledge, the instructors at Mountain Education & Development lead rock-climbing expeditions and land-management initiatives on an international scale, as well as to locations throughout Utah such as Salt Lake City, Moab, and St. George. On many of these excursions, they train climbers in a range of programs that exceed the guidelines of the American Mountain Guides Association. They may lead outdoor explorers toward certification during up to 72-hour courses in wilderness first aid and CPR, or teach single- and multiday courses in single or multipitch outdoor rock climbing or ice climbing or belay-climbing self-rescue. They also train students to follow in their footsteps through climbing instructor training, including 24-hour AMGA single-pitch-instructor training and assessment.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
4 zip lines 1 bridge close to 3000ft of zip- lining.
Longest zip is 1100ft, come experience the beauties of Deer Creek and the towering
peaks of Mt Timpanogos
What is the experience customers can expect?
Fast, fun, one of a kind zipline course that challenges even the most brave at heart.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted something different, something big, something that inspires.
We are creating the ultimate zipline course with the longest zipline in the world over water coming soon
What do you love most about your job?
Challenging and inspiring others to grow and push themselves is what we love
Exclusive Excursions allows guests to create their own adventures. Whether they’re movie buffs who wants to tour the theaters in Sundance, outdoorsy types who want to eat a chuck-wagon dinner at sunset, or athletes who wants to kayak the Provo River, it can be done. Of course, the team takes care of all the logistical details, scheduling the itinerary and arranging transportation. And if visitors are unsure of what to try, Exclusive Excursions has a variety of summer and winter activities to suggest. There are tours of area destinations as well.
The Lehi location of Momentum Indoor Climbing, the newest gym in the group, focuses entirely on bouldering and boasts nearly 10,000 square feet of climbing terrain. And its 13-foot-tall top out boulder replicates the feeling of scrambling up real boulders found outside in nature. Because bouldering is performed without ropes, harnesses, or duct tape, the structures at Momentum are surrounded by a thick pad to cushion any falls.
Momentum's staff offers instruction for complete novices, and a kids' bouldering wall ensures youths tackle age-appropriate challenges.
In olden days, people showed off their strength by jousting or flexing their mustaches. But at Maverik Man Games, both men and women prove their mettle with less violent feats of strength, such as launching a fellow teammate from a giant slingshot. Designed for individuals as well as teams, the competition encompasses up to 10 challenges, which range from showcasing your basketball-shooting skills to wrestling pigs into a barrel. Along with its land-bound activities, Maverik Man Games includes a variety of aqua-centric events, such as a giant rope swing and human slingshot.
Held over two days, the eccentric decathlon takes about two to three total hours to complete. Participants that place in the top three overall or for each challenge are rewarded with cash and prizes. And, all participants are likewise rewarded at the end of the circuit with tasty food, and live music.