It is always hard to figure out what to include in these Best of Show guides and what products just to don't make it. There is only so much room. In this Best of Show we found products to help you in your travels, tents that are both light and functional, gear to help you enjoy the water and more. We hope you find this gear has interesting and innovative as we did.
Twice a year companies around the world come to Salt Lake City to show off all their newest gear at the Outdoor Retailer Show. Each year that I go I am always looking for that next great development that will make my outdoor lifestyle even better. This show definitely didn't disappoint with some great new products coming in 2015. Read on to see what you will need to put on your wish list.
Vail Resorts, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Park City Mountain Resort from Powdr Corp. for $182.5 million in cash. With the acquisition, all aspects of the previously litigation with respect to PCMR have been settled and this dispute will no longer pose any future threat to disrupt the operation of the resort.
The North Face Endurance Challenge, presented by GORE-TEX added a couple locations, now making it a six stops series and one of the locations is in Utah. The Utah race will take place on October 4-5 at the Park City Mountain Resort located 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City, making the start line the highest elevation in the series. It will follow the same two-day format as other locations, with race distances ranging from 1K kids race to 50 miles.
If you are looking to cut some weight out of your backpacking pack, I always suggest looking at your sleep system: Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. For most people you can easily shave off 3 to 4 pounds by replacing heavier items with lighters ones. And for those that are in need of replacing their tent, the Sierra Designs Lightning 2 tent is a great option if you would like to save a little weight.
It would be fair to say that when you hear the word ranch you don’t think of outdoor recreational type of activities. I would usually agree with that statement, but the people at the Blue Sky Ranch would disagree. And after spending a weekend there, I would have to agree with them.