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Our approach to healthcare has meant coverage in

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others. But it’s meant far more to our patients.

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What it comes down to is healing.

LDS Hospital and Primary Children’s among best, says U.S. News & World Report.

The New York Times says Intermountain is example in cutting medical costs.

Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital has again been named one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, ranked in more specialties than any other in Utah. Intermountain Primary Children’s was ranked as a top children’s hospital, with the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. for highly complex procedures.

Intermountain Healthcare was highlighted by The New York Times for cutting healthcare costs and doing things “right the first time” in reducing infections and drug errors, and in helping newborns better avoid needing intensive care. ...........................

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For the eighth time in nine years, Intermountain has been named by Hospitals and Health Networks as one of the top tech-savvy hospital systems in the U.S. We are the only Utah provider to make the list. ...........................

The awards and recognition are significant because of what they mean for our patients: higher quality medical care, allowing for a better chance at healing. ...........................

Better cost/quality, according to The Wall Street Journal. One story in The Wall Street Journal named Intermountain Healthcare, along with the Mayo Clinic, as the nation’s best at keeping costs low and quality high. Two other stories focused on how our birth practices lead to healthier babies, and how our ICUs better involve family members with patients. ........................... A top system according to Modern Healthcare.

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Intermountain Healthcare has been ranked one of the nation’s top integrated health systems by Modern Healthcare. This means our hospitals and doctors work with our health plan to deliver better care for our patients. For nine years, we’ve been ranked first or second in the annual study.

Less need for newborns in intensive care according to the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times published a story focused on Intermountain’s 39-week induction protocol. It has resulted in a reduction in the need for C-sections, fewer newborns in intensive care and fewer medical interventions and problems occuring in delivery.

Using computer technology to aid in patient care.

It all leads back to the patient. The awards and honors are good to receive, but only because they are an indication of the skill and compassion of Intermountain’s caregivers. They also point to the fact that our approach to healthcare serves the people of Utah well. The findings reported from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times above are provided for informational purposes only. Intermountain is not sponsored by or otherwise affiliated with these media outlets.

The paperless, angstless approach to health care.

Delivering quality health care solutions to local businesses in Utah for more than 22 years, UnitedHealthcare has developed dynamic technology and user-friendly Web-based tools to provide employers with easy, timely access to information about their health plans. Our Employer eServices Web site puts comprehensive employee communication tools, benefit administration and eligibility transactions at employers’ fingertips 24 hours a day – eliminating needless paperwork and telephone hold times. Members can log on to myuhc.com to review claims information and coverage, find a doctor or even print a new ID card. Health care plans designed to meet the needs of all sizes of businesses supported by superior technology and customer service, allow UnitedHealthcare to deliver a paperless, angstless approach to health care.

To learn more or get a quote today, please contact your broker, call us at 1-877-277-1528 or visit us online.

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Life Table of Contents

Arts & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Climate & Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Resorts & Spas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Davis County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Resource Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Demographics & Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Salt Lake City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Employment & Economy . . . . . . . . . . 50

Downtown Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Sports & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Olympic Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Technology & Science . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Park City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Welcome to Life in the Valley Magazine™, an annual publication produced, edited and published by Wasatch Mountain Publishing, Inc. John T. Armeni, President, 2715 East 3300 South, #200, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 – 801.537.1070 – www.lifeinthevalley.com. Copywriter: Paul Jones. Design & Layout: Robin Sheppick, Wasatch Mountain Publishing, Inc.; Paul Springer, Bailey Montague Design; and Mark Ishii, Ishii Design. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. © Copyright 2010 Wasatch Mountain Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. All submitted materials, including images, logos, and text, for advertising and editorial are assumed to be the property of the provider, and Wasatch Mountain Publishing, Inc. can take no responsibility for unintentional copyright infringement. If you would like to become a distribution point, order additional copies, or if you are interested in advertising, please call Life in the Valley Magazine at 801.537.1013 or send to john@lifeinthevalley.com. 2

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Life Salt Lake City

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Downtown Salt Lake City nestled beneath the Wasatch Mountains

Utah and Salt Lake City have a way of attracting

he day is May 10, 1869. In a

the mountain and desert natural scenery that looks

ceremony that is self-consciously

like it oughta be in pictures… and frequently is.

photogenic, East and West are joined

And it extends to the friendly and sophisti­cated

in a toast. The Union Pacific and Central

natives, a greater percentage of whom speak a second

Pacific railroads have spanned 1776 miles (no

language than anywhere else in the United States.

kidding!) and united the United States. And it

happens along the Wasatch Front!

massive Lake Bonneville, once the size of Lake

Michigan, drained through Red Rock Pass

Skip ahead 133 years into the near past

and Wasatch Front again finds itself the center

No wonder then that almost since the

people have been drawn to the Wasatch Front.

of attention in the United States and across

pioneers and

the globe. The world has come to Salt Lake

innovators and

City for the 2002 Winter Olympics and they

making them

love what they see.

want to stay.

For perhaps 15,000 years Utah and Salt

Lake City have had a way of attracting pioneers and innovators and making them want to stay. It starts with the mild four-season climate and 4

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Photo: Steve Greenwood

Life Salt Lake City

Utahn’s enjoy many beautiful sunsets reflecting off of the Great Salt Lake

Approach it from the West along I-80 or

the Wasatch Front and at no point is she more

fly into Salt Lake International Airport and

than about 25 miles as the crow flies from a

you’ll see why. The Wasatch Range soars nearly

National Forest, a wilderness area, a state

7,000 feet above the topography left behind by

preserve. There are wild buffalo roaming the

the Lake Bonneville. The mountains not only

pristine Antelope Island in the middle of the

lift the spirits… and provide a handy reference

Great Salt Lake barely 20 miles from the center

nature herself

point when navigating the burgeoning Salt Lake

of the capital city!

conspired to

Valley… but they also pull from the sky rain and

especially snow. Without all that snow… famous

They have built communities, infrastructure,

among skiers and riders the world over for its

cultural and educational institutions, and

airy-lightness …the Wasatch Front could not

attractions that are a match for the grandeur of

be home to 2.1 million innovators and pioneers.

the Utah landscape.

It’s as if

create an easy life for the State’s visitor

and convention bureaus.

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It’s as if nature herself conspired to create

The humans have done something else.

an easy life for the State’s visitor and conven­

In the Beginning

tion bureaus. Come once and the place beckons

forever after.

inhabitants who made their way to the Wasatch

Front not long after Lake Bonneville receded.

The humans have done their part,

It all started with the first recorded

consistently preserving the landscape for those

who come after. Drop someone anywhere along

were populated by ancient Pueblo cultures, known

By AD 1 until 1300 AD large swaths of Utah

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Salt Lake City Life

Salt Lake City was founded on Photo: Steve Greenwood

July 24, 1847— now celebrated as Pioneer Day.

as the Anasazi and Fremont Indians. Remnants

and on Monday started tilling the soil and

of their lives, art and beliefs are scattered across

planting crops. Within a few days, plans were

the State. Hundreds of years before the first

sketched for “Great Salt Lake City” and the site

white people the ancestors of the Shoshones,

for the Salt Lake LDS (Mormon) Temple was

Utes, Southern Paiutes, and Goshutes first

dedicated on July 28, 1847. Workers broke

made their home in the mountains and valleys

ground for the landmark structure in 1853.

This is the Place Heritage Park recreates the pioneer era

of Utah.

The first white men in Utah were

Franciscan friars Dominguez and Escalante and 11 others who in 1776 tried to forge an over­ land route between Santa Fe and Monterrey, California, but were stopped by the daunting Southern Utah wilderness.

Pioneers On Saturday July 24, 1847, a vanguard

group of religious refugees fleeing persecution in the East made their way to the Salt Lake Valley. Under the leadership of the ‘American Moses’ Brigham Young, the industrious Mormons held a Sabbath service on Sunday

Photo: Steve Greenwood

Brigham Young Monument at Main Street Plaza

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When you come to Utah, be sure to visit

TEMPLE SQUARE in the heart of Salt Lake City

Tours are available in more than 30 languages

Many venues to choose from, and all are free

© Busath.com

Your tour group can:

Listen

to the glorious music of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, rehearsing and performing in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. They also perform in the 21,000-seat Conference Center. See visittemplesquare.com for details.

Discover

Meander

through two upscale visitors’ centers that include the Christus statue by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Visit the interactive map of ancient Jerusalem (kids love it!) and

Step into the past,

Mark Cannon, © 1989 IRI

your roots in the FamilySearch Center, where helpful volunteers can assist in retrieving family history information from the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.

where the story of family life of yesteryear will unfold room by room in the Beehive House, the seat of government in early Utah.

For information on these and many other fascinating venues on Temple Square, go to visittemplesquare.com, lds.org/placestovisit, or call 1-800-537-9703. © IRI. PD50020206

DowntownLiving

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As you browse through this issue of Life in the Valley you will see that Salt Lake City is a thriving metropolitan area surrounded by natural wonder. The Capital City boasts a dynamic urban community that is undergoing growth and change like never before. Salt Lake City has a rich arts and cultural heritage. A new state-of-the-art theater is being planned to revitalize the performing arts of the city. The new Utah Performance Center on Main will be a key component of the cul­tural district in the heart of downtown. The premier theater will draw first-run touring Broadway shows and national music and comedy acts, and will provide an additional venue for Utah’s own beloved performing arts groups. Currently the Arts and Cultural Offerings Include: • The Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall • Ballet West at the Capitol Theater • Modern dance performances, plays, and visual art exhibits at the Rose Wagner Center Salt Lake City features a vibrant independent film community. The SLC Film Center brings the world of independent film to Salt Lake audiences through free community screenings and discussions, visiting artists and professionals. The SLC Film Salt Lake City, the “Capital City,” Center presents the best documentary, independent, and dramatic cinema year-round. The boasts a dynamic urban community Salt Lake Film Society is another premier film institution in the community. The Salt Lake Film Society works to promote the diversity of films and create a film festival year round. that is undergoing growth and The Gateway district, a major outdoor lifestyle center offers movie theaters, the change like never before. Clark Planetarium, an IMAX theater, the Children’s Discovery museum and shop­ping. The Gateway center also houses many diverse restaurants to enjoy. Neighborhoods throughout the Downtown District boast many local coffee shops, an assortment of restaurants, bookstores, and destination shopping. Salt Lake City’s Main Public Library was voted Library of the Year in 2006. Inside the beautifully designed building, you will find many retail and artist shops. In addition, Library Square boasts several local stores and features many diverse festivals during the summer months.

Salt Lake City has a rich arts and cultural heritage. A new state-of-the-art theater is being planned.

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The Off Broadway Theatre 272 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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Photos courtesy (L-R): Steve Greenwood; and Craig Miller, courtesy Utah Arts Council

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salt lake chamber • salt lake city corp. • sundance film festival • utah transit authority

Salt Lake City is home to the NBA’s Utah Jazz professional basketball team. You can catch a game at the EnergySolutions Arena. Salt Lake City is also host to the Bees Triple A baseball team. The state’s Capital City is surrounded with natural beauty. Just minutes outside of downtown you will find City Creek Canyon. Beautiful and challenging walking, running and mountain biking trails make up this canyon which borders the City. The Jordan River Trail offers a scenic path featuring wetlands with cattails, many kinds of fish, foxes and other mammals, plus a variety of bird life. The Jordan Trail includes sections that are paved for walking and biking, along with canoe marinas, park benches, and picnic tables. Public transit is versatile and accessible in Salt Lake City. The light rail system, TRAX, makes travel throughout downtown simple and convenient. The TRAX system is also coupled with many public bus lines making any destination reachable. An airport TRAX line will soon be available for travelers coming to or leaving from the City. If traveling by car, there are many natural sites not far from Salt Lake City. Thirteen national parks are within reach on just a day’s drive, including Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Arches, or Yellowstone. Recently Salt Lake City was named the “Fittest City in America” by Men’s Fitness Magazine. Salt Lake was named one of the “Top 20 Sustainable Cities” by the Our Green Cities Initiative. Salt Lake City was named, for the third year in a row, by American Style magazine as a “Top 25 Arts Destination” in the mid-sized city category. Salt Lake City offers a wide array of entertainment options in close proximity to many mountain trails and nature escapes. Thank you for visiting Salt Lake City! 8/13/07

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Salt Lake City offers a wide array of entertainment options in close proximity to many mountain trails and nature escapes.

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salt lake chamber • salt lake city corp. • sundance film festival • utah transit authority

Live music, dancing and comedy punctuate Salt Lake City’s urban scene. Enjoy a performance of a world class symphony, opera or ballet or visit intimate galleries and quaint artists’ studios.

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Photos (L-R): Mark Maziarz, courtesy P.C. Chamber & Visitors Bureau; Craig Miller, courtesy Utah Arts Council; Taylor Sheppick; Intellectual Reserve Inc.; and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center

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Life Salt Lake City

Since opening in 1903 Kennecott has yielded

more copper, gold, silver and molybdenum than the Comstock Lode, Klondike and California gold rush mining regions combined! Kennecott remains productive. Rio Tinto, the mine’s owner, is building a $340 million molybdenum processor slated to be operational in 2013.

With their wealth wrestled from the earth,

some of the mine owners built elegant mansions

Photo: Courtesy Big-D Construction

along the city’s South Temple Street. At the same time, the State Capitol, patterned after the US Capitol, and many of the city’s historic buildings were constructed. Electric trolleys were installed to transport people who lived in the Avenues, Capitol Hill, Liberty Park, and the Sugarhouse areas to the downtown business district.

Salt Lake Marriott City Center is adjacent to the Gallivan Center

By 1849-50, in the wake of the California

Gold Rush, more settlers chose to put down

Salt Lake Today

their roots. And, by the time the railroad came

in 1869 Utah had more than 60,000 inhabi­

the city’s skyline rose with the completion of

tants, many from Northern and Western

the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Europe, who had journeyed across the plains.

Conference Center with seating for 21,000, the

are implementing

Utah’s total population approached a quarter of

Five-Star, Five-Diamond Grand America Hotel,

beautification

a million people by the time it became the 45th

and construction of the Salt Lake City

state admitted to the Union.

Marriott-City Center.

City planners

projects.

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Between 1860 and 1930, hundreds of copper,

In the first decade of the new millennium

The Gateway Mall, at the historic Union

silver, gold, and lead mines were opened in the

Pacific Depot downtown, had their grand

nearby canyons. The largest of the bunch, the

opening in November of 2001 and brought

Kennecott Bingham Canyon mine in the

with it the renewal of the City’s near west side.

southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, was

the first open pit copper mine in the world and

library by renowned architect Moshie Safdie

probably the most productive mine anywhere.

was opened to the public.

By itself it provides more than 15 percent of

the nation’s supply of copper each year.

145,000 square feet of exhibit space and

In February 2003, a new $80 million

The Salt Palace Convention Center added

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Salt Lake City Life 64,000 square feet of meeting space at a cost of $58 million, making the county facility competitive for any convention.

The $35 million Children’s Museum of

Utah opened its doors at a new 70,000 square foot space at the Gateway.

The second phase of Gateway added

80,000 square feet of retail space and 22,000 seven-story building with 230,000 square feet of office space was completed early in 2007. Five Gateway Tower is also complete and when Six Gateway Tower, now under construction, comes online Gateway will have 760,000 SF of office space, about the same as two tallest towers in downtown.

Photo: Dana Sohm, Courtesy Hunt Electric

square feet of office space. 4 Gateway Tower, a

The $20 million Intermodal Transportation

Hub serves as the central depot for Amtrak,

nine district courtroom, five magistrate court­

TRAX light rail, FrontRunner commuter rail

rooms, chambers and support staff offices.

and Greyhound Bus service. The Amtrak and

Greyhound Bus services are currently opera­

exclusive downtown location the old Hansen

tional at the hub while work continues on the

Planetarium and before that the old Packard

TRAX extension to the hub.

Library was lovingly restored and now shines as

Salt Lake City

the new OC Tanner Building and home to the

will receive an

science, technology and art center. The

jeweler’s flagship store. The store, which would be right at home on 5th Avenue in Manhattan,

astonishing

Leonardo is set on library square in the old

opened for customers in September 2009. In

$2 billion in

home of the Salt Lake Library. Completion is

months after the ribbon cutting the store

investment

scheduled for 2011.

hosted jewelers Thierry Stern from Patek

Phillipe and Roberto Coin.

through 2012!

A $25 million building renovation began

in 2009 for The Leonardo, a cutting-edge

Also scheduled for completion in 2011 is

Once the Hansen Planetarium, now OC Tanner’s flagship jewelry store

With its handsome Beaux Arts lines and

new Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse on the

same site as the former courthouse, albeit with

22 stories is 222 South Main, which instantly

a full block-sized footprint. The 367,188 SF

became Utah’s most exclusive office address

building will house the US District Court, US

and, with its LEED gold-certification, certainly

Probation, and US Marshal Service, along with

the State’s greenest office tower. Designed by

Completed in December 2009 and rising

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City Creek

the retail stores and the landscaping.

Center... at

$1.5 billion

• Nearly 6 acres of gardens and landscaped

Elements of City Creek include: open space.

the largest

• Water features that recreate the historic Photo: Steve Greenwood

downtown redevelopment in the country.

south fork of City Creek. • Some 5,000 parking spaces, all under­ ground, to support residential, retail, and office spaces. • An open-air mall anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s and Harmon’s Grocery Store.

renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and

City Creek Center construction is proceeding on plan and on time for a 2012 opening

Merrill, the building encompasses 460,592 SF,

• New office space and a fully-remodeled Deseret Building, which dates from 1918.

sits on the main TRAX line and offers columnfree flour plans and floor-to-ceiling windows.

• Approximately 700 residential units. Mainly in tower condos, but also some rental properties.

Tenants already include Goldman Sachs CB Richard Ellis, and law firm Holland & Hart.

• The first full-service grocery store in the downtown core in a quarter of a century.

Construction began in 2009 on an airport

extension of the popular TRAX light rail. The

All told, a 10-block area of downtown Salt

line runs six miles down North Temple to Salt

Lake City will receive an astonishing $2 billion

Lake International Airport and features six

in investment through 2012! Photo: Adam Barker, Courtesy S.L. Convention & Visitors Bureau

stops. Daily ridership is projected to reach 14,000 by 2030. Construction should be complete by 2012.

City Creek Center… at $1.5 billion the

largest downtown redevelopment in the country… is proceeding on plan and on time for a 2012 opening. The mammoth redevel­ opment is transforming parts of three city blocks into a mixed-use retail, housing and 16

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The Gallivan Center provides a focal point for the downtown crowd to gather for events such as the ”Lights On” festival

arrived they started building theaters with the

rt is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.” – Robert Motherwell

same vigor that they built churches. Within a year of their arrival on the Wasatch Front, the Utah pioneers had built a social hall for concerts, plays and dances. This at a time when there wasn’t even one brick house in the Salt Lake

Utah’s artistic

innovators have changed the face of modern culture.

From the Utah ballroom dancers winning it

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oldest state arts agency, was born in 1899.

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up the classical charts, to the Tony Award-

four Utah artistic innovators who have changed

winning Broadway star Audra McDonald

the face of modern culture and writ large Utah’s

summering at the tiny Hale Center Theater in a

many contributions to the world of arts and culture.

revival of the musical ‘110 in the Shade,’ it’s

almost as if Utahns drink in the arts and culture

conductor, Utah Symphony. By the time he

with their cool mountain water.

landed in Salt Lake City to build what would

be called the Utah Symphony, Maestro Maurice

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and remade into a respected professional orchestra with several prestigious recording contracts and an impressive list of firsts.

For all but one of his 32 years with the Utah

Symphony the performances took place mainly in the acoustically-splendid, but monstrouslyoversized and austere Mormon Tabernacle. So Abravanel acquired another skillset, fundraising and lobbying for a modern concert hall. An ingratiating and charming man he conducted his last season in the beautiful Symphony Hall, since renamed Abravanel Hall in his honor.

The Utah Arts Festival is Utah’s largest arts bash

done everything a talented young conductor

could do. Or so he must of thought.

Utah Symphony was the first to record all nine

of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler whose repu­

He learned at the feet of the great Swiss

Under the baton of Maestro Abravanel, the

conductor Ernest Ansermet, dined with Igor

tation as a finest post-Romantic composer was

Stravinsky, was a student of Kurt Weill of Mack

advanced in no small measure by Abravanel and

the Knife fame, guest conducted at the Berlin

the Symphony. Abravanel and the Utah Symphony

State Opera and the Paris Opera, worked with

also made early and influential recordings of the

Bruno Walter, developed an expertise with

Berlioz Requiem and works of Vaughn Williams.

festivals and

Gustav Mahler’s works, and like Willam

His life’s work also brought numerous awards,

celebrations.

Christensen, partnered with celebrated Russian

including the National Medal of Arts in 1991.

choreographer George Balanchine.

Festival. The year is 1961 and a drama

Utah is the home to many

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When Nazi Germany began to prove inimical

Fred Adams, founder, Utah Shakespearean

to the young Abravanel in the early 1930s,

professor at the College of Southern Utah (now

Maurice and his wife left for Paris and later

Southern Utah University) determined to bring

Australia where he guest-conducted a season

Hamlet to the tiny hamlet of Cedar City. It

each at the Sydney Opera and Melbourne Opera.

wasn’t so crazy as it sounds. Even in the early

He then made his way to New York where he

1960s tens of thousands of tourists made their

spent time conducting Weill’s work on

way through Cedar City to the areas’ many

Broadway and spent another three years under

natural wonders… six National Parks are within

contract with the New York Metropolitan

a few hours’ drive of Cedar City. The locals grew

Opera. But when this vagabond landed in Salt

up taking their milk with locally-produced

Lake City in 1947, he came to stay. He took

dramas, oratorios, comedies and operettas.

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The Sundance  Film Festival is the premier showcase of American inde­ pend­ent film.

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And who better to match the local scenic

Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre

grandeur than Shakespeare?

in 2000. And its outdoor stage… The Adams

Shakespeare Theatre… replicates Shakespeare’s

Adams, an actor who had trod the boards

on Broadway, went to the Oregon Shakespeare

own Globe Theatre so authentically that the

Festival, befriended its founder and came home

BBC filmed part of its Shakespeare series there.

with a valise full of notes. In 1962 the Utah

Shakespearean Festival mounted a two-week

Institute. By 1981, when he founded the

season with The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet

Sundance Institute, Robert Redford’s reputation

and The Merchant of Venice. It generated

as an actor and auteur were already secure. He

$2,000 in tickets sales and attracted 3,726

had sewn up an Academy Award as the director

spectators… enough to ensure a second season.

of Ordinary People that very year and had been

a bankable star at least since the ground-

Now, 48 years later, Adams is the executive

Robert Redford, founder, Sundance

producer emeritus. But the Festival he founded

breaking (and filmed in Utah) Western Butch

and led for 44 years runs features a 10-week

Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. That

season, attracts about 155,000 people to its

same year, Redford purchased the underwhelm­

three theatres, boasts a year-round staff of 28,

ing ski resort Timphaven and surrounding areas

and has a budget of $5 million. The festival’s

on the eastern slope of Mount Timpanogos in

alumni, both actors and crew, work from

Provo Canyon, renamed it Sundance after the

Broadway to Hollywood and in theater houses

character in the legendary George Roy Hill

everywhere in between. The Festival won a

movie, and began to make improvements.

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ince 1889, when state legislator Alice Merrill Horne introduced a bill establishing the first state arts agency in the country, the Utah Arts Council has been supporting artists by purchasing their work for the State Arts Collection. Today, among a full range of offerings that includes grants, services and programs, the Utah Arts Council operates three public spaces where visitors can enjoy that century-old historic collection as well as some of the newest creations by Utah artists – the very best of Utah art!

The Utah Arts Council, the nation’s oldest state arts agency, was born in 1899.

• Alice Merrill Horne Gallery at the Glendinning Home offers a year-round selection of artwork from the state’s one hundred year-old art collection. • The Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk, in the middle of Liberty Park, offers four galleries – Native American, Rural, Occupational and Ethnic.

The Sundance Institute came about to

• The work of Utah’s contemporary artists is featured at the Rio Gallery, located in the grand lobby of the historic Rio Grande Railroad Depot and in the center of the downtown gallery district. Admission is free at all three venues. For more information please visit www.arts.utah.gov. of the Festival was assumed by the Sundance

foster new, independent voices in American

Institute and in 1991 it was officially renamed

film and theater. Each year Sundance offers

the Sundance Film Festival.

workshops, fellowships, conferences, and labs at

Sundance have a long history of moving ideas

Sundance is the premier showcase for

onto film and into theaters and creating

American independent film, and has launched

professionals out of unproven talent. Redford

the careers of acclaimed independent film­

was the inaugural chairman of US Film Festival

makers including Kevin Smith, Robert

Many events take place at the Chase Home Museum, the Glendinning Home, and Rio Gallery

begun in Utah in 1978. In 1985 management

Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Steven

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Utah has been a place where the visual arts flourish.

Soderbergh. Movies including Saw, The Blair

Ballet (renamed Ballet West in 1968) in Salt

Witch Project, El Mariachi, Clerks, sex, lies, and

Lake City, and built it into a renowned super-

videotape, and Napoleon Dynamite all got their

regional ballet company of 35 that has performed

start at the Festival.

to rave reviews at the Chinese National Arts

Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival,

Willam Christensen, founder, San

Francisco Ballet and Ballet West. “Ballet west

the Kennedy Center, and other venues.

of the Mississippi,” wrote dance critic Arlene

Croce, “is pretty much the creation of the

Maurice Abravanel and Fred Adams are just the

Christensen brothers – Willam, Harold and

famous Utah names in the broader world of

Lew.” The Christensen’s grew up in Utah, but

arts and culture. Along with the Mormon

their love of the dance took all of them to

Tabernacle Choir their names represent Utah

much larger stages. Willam, Mr. C. as he was

arts to the world.

fondly called, founded the San Francisco Ballet

along with Harold and Lew when they bought

famous arts and cultural offerings in Utah. In

the San Francisco Opera ballet from the Opera

addition to its own symphony, opera, and ballet,

in 1942 for the princely sum of $900.

Utah hosts numerous professional theatre and

modern dance companies. Salt Lake’s galleries

In 1944, to give his dancers income in the

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But there’s a state full of other soon-to-be-

off-season, Mr. C. hunted down Tchaikovsky’s

showcase compelling visual art collections,

complete score to The Nutcracker and asked

while museums preserve treasures of the past,

George Balanchine and his principal ballerina

including pioneer artifacts, military aircraft,

at the time, Alexandra “Choura” Danilova, to

prehistoric fossils, and fine art.

demonstrate the original choreography. They

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Willam Christensen, Robert Redford,

obliged him up to a point but then stopped

Visual Arts

when Balanchine reportedly said, “No, no,

Choura, don’t show him the steps. Let him

No matter where you look in the state your

create his own choreography.” Mr C. did just

eye takes in some of the most spectacular

that and since then from sea-to-shining-sea

scenery anywhere. Little wonder, then, that

American ballet dance companies balance their

since the time when the Anasazi and Fremont

books every year based on whether or not they

Indians were committing their artistic

had a good Nutcracker season.

flourishes to rock faces all over the state,

Utah has been a place where the visual

Mr. C also staged the first full-length

The Muses have been kind to Utah.

version of Coppelia and Cinderella. He

arts thrive.

founded the first classical dance major at an

The Utah Arts Council maintains the State

American university at the University of Utah

Fine Art Collection and mounts traveling art

in 1951. In 1963 he founded the Utah Civic

exhibitions cosponsored by museums, libraries,

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schools, and community centers across the

Performing Arts

Utah boasts

state. The Council’s Visual Arts Program

preserves and promotes Utah’s artistic heritage,

love the performing arts. But instead of tiny

professional

collecting, preserving, documenting, and

spare social halls, Utah’s performing arts are

theatre,

exhibiting much of the state’s heritage art.

showcased in facilities like the modern 2,800-

opera, and

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the

seat Abravanel Hall/Art Center Complex and

campus of the University of Utah is home to

the plush 1,943-seat Capitol Theatre.

modern dance

the Intermountain West’s largest collection of

world art. If your tastes are more eclectic still,

reputation and the quality of the Utah

try Salt Lake City’s Gallery Stroll. An average of

Symphony orchestra has attracted a veritable

15 galleries participate each month, so the stroll

who’s who of conductors and guest conductors

represents a broad spectrum of artistic media

including Maestro Joseph Silverstein, Keith

and expression.

Lockhart, and its current musical director,

Thierry Fischer, a Swiss conductor and flautist.

There are more than 25 art galleries and

Like the pioneers before, Utahns today still

companies.

Since the death of Maurice Abravanel, the

museums along the Wasatch Front (an area

with a population of just 2.1 million people)

its management with the Utah Symphony

including the Salt Lake Art Center; Springville

in a bold move to bring Utah even higher

Museum of Art; Museum of Church

artistic standards… has stirred the souls of

History and Art; and Museum of Utah Art

Utahns since 1978. Together, the Utah

& History.

Symphony & Opera serve more than 450,000

Utah Opera… which in 2002 combined

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Salt Lake Attractions

alt Lake sites located close-by include historic Temple Square, the Utah State Capitol, the Great Salt Lake, Kennecott Bingham Copper Mine, Hogle Zoo, Clark Planetarium, the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, the Children’s Museum of Utah, Lagoon Amusement Park, Thanksgiving Point (home of amazing gardens and also the world’s largest dinosaur museum), Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum, and This is the Place Heritage Park. In addition, Trolley Square and Gardner Village offer unique shopping experiences. The Gail Benjamin Aquarium Experience (part of the Living Planet Aquarium projects) is open in Sandy.

Salt Lake has many local attractions close by.

people in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada,

The Salt Lake Acting Company specializes

and reach out to 120,000 school kids annually.

in nurturing local talent, especially playwrights,

and has a famously raucous sense of humor.

Other notable performing arts organiza­

tions in Salt Lake City include:

• the Gina Bachauer Int’l Piano Foundation

The Grand Theater on the campus of Salt Lake

• the celebrated Salt Lake Mormon

Community College specialize in revivals and

Tabernacle Choir

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Hale Centre Theatre at Harman Hall and

new favorites.

• Ballet West

The Grand Theatre, once South High

• Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

School’s auditorium, is now a premier

• The Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT)

community theater on the SLCC South City

• the Children’s Dance Theatre

Campus which not only thrills audiences with

• the Theater League of Utah.

its performances, but helps returning South

High alumni recall an earlier day.

Salt Lake’s major regional theatre, the

Pioneer Theatre Company, is located at the

“top of Broadway” on the campus of the

found around the Salt Lake Valley.

University of Utah and offers Actor’s Equity

performers in a mix of classics, large-scale

redrock setting, the outdoor Tuacahn Amphi­

musicals, dramas, comedies, and adaptations by

theatre is the home to the annual Broadway in

their talented artistic director Charles Morey.

the Desert series, featuring productions of

Numerous other local acting groups are Minutes from St. George in a stunning

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classic musicals, June - October. In Logan you

Brandon Mull, author of the New York Times best-

Numerous local

can enjoy the Utah Festival Opera, founded

selling Fablehaven series and Brandon Sanderson,

and directed by another Utah original Michael

author of the popular ‘A Memory of Light’ series.

acting groups

Ballam, who performed with the Chicago Lyric

Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and others,

Lake bookstores, coffeehouses, and on college

around the Salt

before founding his own company.

campuses to hear the works of emerging local

Lake Valley.

Literary Arts

The “Dean of Western Writers” Wallace

and regional authors.

Local and national talents are nurtured at

several eminent writers’ conferences, most of

Stegner, who spent his late adolescence and

which seem to make best advantage of the dramatic

college years in Utah, wrote knowingly of the

Utah landscape by taking place at either cool

state: “its distances were terrifying, its cloud­

mountains retreats or warm desert redoubts.

bursts catastrophic, its beauty flamboyant and bizarre…” Like Stegner, a new generation of

Festivals

Utah writers are finding inspiration in the

landscape and lore of Utah and American West

tion and neighborly host, Utah is the home to

and receiving national acclaim for their work.

many festivals and celebrations.

A surprising number of Utah writers have

found acclaim in the fantasy genre, including

are found

Readers and writers often gather at Salt

As befits its status as a world class destina­

Each January Park City becomes the world’s

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Life Arts & Culture

Living Traditions Festival at the City & County Building

Redford’s Sundance Film Festival. The Festival

staging 9 plays in three theaters as well as

attracts 50,000 visitors annually – and screens

featuring work for its just-launched New

more than 125 dramatic and documentary

American Playwrights Project.

feature length films and over 70 short films,

The Downtown Farmers’ Market, a local

selected from more than 5,000 submissions.

growers market, delivers fresh-picked produce

Salt Lake holds a large multicultural legacy.

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If the annual Utah Arts Festival were a city,

from more than 50 Utah

with more than 80,000 visitors it would be

farmers for an appreci­ative

Utah’s eighth largest. Instead it’s Utah’s largest

audience. The Market also

arts bash celebrating visual, literary and

offers a wide variety of fresh

perform­ing arts, along with crafts, demon­

baked breads and pastries,

strations, and children’s art projects.

meat and seafood, local

cheeses, jams and honeys, and

Salt Lake’s multi-cultural legacy includes

events like the popular Greek Festival, the

house and garden plants. Food vendors offer

Japanese Obon Festival, Snowbird Ski and

prepared foods and beverages. The Market runs

Summer Resort’s Oktoberfest, and dozens more.

every Saturday morning for 19 weeks at historic

Pioneer Park in downtown

Even before it was awarded a Tony,

visitors to the Utah Shakespearean Festival in

Salt Lake City, from mid-June

Cedar City knew they were attending one of

through mid-October.

the premier Shakespeare festivals. Now

celebrating its 48th season, the festival runs

town Farmer’s Market, the

from the end of June to early September

Downtown Art and Craft

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Market showcases the handicrafts and visual

The Film Industry

Utah has been

arts of more than 60 vendors each Saturday

the featured

morning throughout the summer months.

its closeup. Filmmakers keep discovering Utah

because of the scenic beauty, physical diversity,

Each May more than 500 artisans from

Since the 1920s, Utah has been ready for

performer or an

40 ethnic groups in the Salt Lake Valley

expansive landscapes, and mind-bending

important

share their heritage at Living Traditions:

geography. Over the last 90 years, Utah has

backdrop for

A Celebration of Salt Lake’s Folk & Ethnic

been the featured performer or an important

Arts on the grounds of the City & County

backdrop for some 800 films, plus countless

some 800 films.

Building. This free three-day festival features

commercials and shows.

continuing performances, crafts demon­

strations and sales, and 20 ethnic food

tax credit or cash rebate state incentive along

booths selling cuisine from their culture.

with one of the most respected reservoirs of

human talent and production capacity

The West’s oldest continually-running

In 2009, thanks in part to a generous 20%

arts festival is the high-altitude Park City

in-between the coasts, the film industry in Utah

Kimball Arts Festival, held the first

contributed nearly $109 million in the state’s

weekend in August. The Festival is

economy through film-related activities.

particularly strong on visual arts attracting

200 artists from across the West and more

film.utah.gov, www.slcfilmcenter.org, and www.

than 100,000 attendees.

saltlakefilmsociety.org.

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t’s easy to forget that at 45 degrees

the sun shines an average of 237 days a year.

north, Salt Lake City is at the same latitude

And even though the Salt Lake Valley gets snow,

as New York City. And like New York

rare are the winters when it sticks for very long.

and Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, most of

And for anybody who grew up with freezing

Utah experiences four distinct seasons. But of

rain, pea-soup fog, tornados, or hurricanes,

course there’s more to it than that. Salt Lake

when you move to Utah you’ve almost certainly

City is set on the very eastern edge of the

seen the last of those climatic challenges.

Great Basin, a “basin and range” desert and

receives just 15.6 inches of precipitation a

for wonderful vistas, but as “snow catchers,”

year. But Salt Lake’s elevation at 4,330 feet…

they make life in Utah possible. Snow fre­

higher than the highest point of 22 states!...

quently accumulates to depths of 500 inches

moderates the extremes in temperature. July

or more at four Wasatch Mountain ski resorts.

and August, the hottest months in Salt Lake

Just imagine a five-story building covered over

City, average 93 and 90 degrees respectively.

with the Greatest Snow on Earth! Because of

While December and January, the coldest

the state’s inland location and because winter

months, average 38 and 37 degrees.

storms generally pass over the Great Salt Lake

(which serves to draw out excessive moisture

Two favorable aspects of Utah’s weather is

Utah’s endless mountains make not only

low humidity and plentiful sunshine. In Salt

from the clouds) Utah’s snow is unusually dry

Lake County, the summer daytime relative

and is considered by many skiers and boarders

humidity averages less than 30 percent, and

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Utah’s young and educated workforce is a major attraction for companies thinking of relocating.

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he year is 1850 and since their

quest for higher education seems almost baked

first arrival in 1847 the early Utah

into Utah’s young people.

pioneers have faced-down a near

Today, Utah’s young and educated workforce

famine, harvests decimated by crickets, and

is a major attraction for companies thinking of

countless privations. Survival itself in the

relocating or expanding to the state. In fact,

forbidding Outback of the American West is by

fifteen of Utah’s high schools were included on

no means certain. So what do these hardy

the 2010 Newsweek list of “America’s Best High

pioneers do? They organized a Board of

Schools.” Nationwide just 6 percent of high

Regents and founded a University, the first west

schools make the list but 11 percent of Utah’s

of the Missouri River. The school opened

high schools have a place there!

November 11, 1850. Initial courses were in the

sciences and by 1851, the University was

for college preparation than Utah according to

offering coursework leading to teaching

the National Center for Public Policy and

certificates. A full quarter’s tuition was $8!

Higher Education’s “Measuring Up 2008”

report on higher education. Figures from the

Utah’s earliest pioneer leaders talked about

Only seven other states got better grades

the “glory… of intelligence.” But they did more

Utah State Office of Education – show Utah

than pay lip service. They established centers of

with an 88 percent high school graduation rate

higher learning almost reflexively. Even now the

in 2009, ten points above the national average.

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• Alpine School District at No. 8 with an 81 percent graduation rate; and • Granite School District at No. 12 with a 78 percent graduation rate.

Utah has a wide variety of independent

schools for primary and secondary students. The first Catholic school in the Salt Lake Valley opened in 1875. Today, there are 17 Catholic

Westminster College campus

Only Utah and six other states earned “A’s” for college preparation.

Of the adult population above age 18, 91.2

schools throughout Utah with 3 major Catholic

percent of Utahns have completed high school,

high schools in the Salt Lake Valley. Independent

a sign that that the quest for education in Utah

schools like Challenger, Sylvan and Montessori

infects even high school dropouts.

Schools provide specialized education and

training. In addition, parochial schools like

Utah’s average class size is large when

compared to other states, yet excellent results

Rowland Hall / St. Mark’s Schools in the Salt

are achieved. In fact, Utah ranks 9th in the

Lake City area, and American Heritage Schools

states for public school spending per $1,000

in American Fork, Spanish Fork, and South

of personal income. Utah also ranks 9th

Jordan, provide an atmosphere designed to help

among the states for per capita direct general

develop students who will lead productive and

expendi­tures of state and local governments

ethical lives. Secular schools for students with

for education.

special needs include Odyssey House, Provo

Canyon Schools, and Heritage Schools.

Utah has 41 public school districts, 138

private/parochial schools, 53 charter schools, ten public four-year degree-granting universities

Four-Year Colleges

and colleges, and four private higher learning

institutions. Of these, three are major research

is the State’s flagship university and located in

universities with one medical school and two

Salt Lake City’s urban center. It is a major

law schools between them.

academic, research and health science univer­

sity. With enrollment at more than 28,600, the

The Manhattan Institute released a study

on graduation rates in the 100 largest school 40

Founded in 1850, the University of Utah

‘U’ has many specialties ranging from genetics

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Life Education Tucked away in Logan in the picturesque Cache Valley, the university educates for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 7,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the State. www.usu.edu

Brigham Young University, the nation’s

largest church-sponsored private university, is located in Provo, along the Southern edge of the Wasatch Mountains. BYU was founded in 1875 and has grown to an enrollment of 33,000. The Provo institution is home to the

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J. Reuben Clark Law School and Marriott School of Management, both ranked in the top 50 in the 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools.” BYU’s student body is known for its cultural experience and unique standards. More than three-fourths of BYU’s students speak a language other than their native tongue and nearly half have lived outside of the United States. www.byu.edu and chemistry to classic ballet, finance, and

environmental law. In recent years, the U has

BYU in Orem and comprised of two inter­

attracted an average of $300 million per year in

dependent divisions. The lower division

external funding for research and related

embraces and preserves the philosophy and

activities. In 2010 the ‘U’ distinguished itself

mission of a comprehensive community college,

because it ranked first in the nation for the

while the upper division consists of programs

number of business startups its research

leading to baccalaureate degrees traditional to a

universities

laboratories turned out, more than Harvard,

state university.  UVU has 22,000 students and

and colleges.

CalTech, and Johns Hopkins, and tied with

is Utah’s fastest growing higher education

MIT at 20 companies. www.utah.edu

institution. www.uvsc.edu

Brigham Young University

Utah has ten public four-year degree-granting

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Utah State University… the State’s sole

Utah Valley University is located north of

Westminster College (enrollment 2,500) is

land-grant institution… is nationally and

Utah’s only private, comprehensive liberal arts

internationally recognized for research leader­

college. The college is nestled on 27 acres in

ship in land, water, space, and life sciences.

Salt Lake’s inviting Sugarhouse neighborhood.

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Founded 110 years ago as a teacher’s

college, Southern Utah University in scenic Cedar City is now a comprehensive, regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, Photo: Courtesy Utah Valley University

associate and technical programs. Drawn by its value pricing, academic excellence, easy access to professors, and unbeatable Western lifestyle, SUU now enrolls 7500 undergraduate and graduate students. SUU has also found praise among the national rankings earning a top ten ranking in Consumers Digest’s annual list of the Top 50 Best Values for Public With its student to teacher ratio of just 11:1

Colleges and Universities. Similar notice has

Westminster prepares its students for success

come from Princeton Review and U.S. News &

through a strong foundation of liberal education

World Report. 

combined with cutting-edge programs at both

the undergraduate and graduate levels. For

St. George, offers baccalaureate and associates

more than a decade U.S. News & World Report

degrees in the warmth of Utah’s “Dixie.” Bachelors

has ranked Westminster as a top tier institution

degrees are offered in nine areas including business

are considered

as well as a top three educational value in the

administra­tion, computer information tech­nol­ogy,

to be the most

region. www.westminstercollege.edu

elementary education, nursing and communica­

tions and news media. Dixie carries fully transfer­

Utah Valley University

Utah’s colleges and universities

In Ogden and Davis County is the multi-

Dixie State College of Utah, in burgeoning

affordable in

campus Weber State University.  WSU some

able Associate and Bachelor degree programs.

the nation.

offers 215 certificate and degree programs in

With a student to instructor ratio of 19:1 and a

arts and humanities, science, applied science

pro­fessorship concentrated on teaching rather

education, social and behavioral sciences and the health professions – the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate offering in the state. Master’s degrees are offered in account­ing, business administration, criminal justice and education. WSU is also an aggressive leader in area online instruction, offering eight online 44

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Education Life Utah Schools American Preparatory Academy of Draper 12892 S. Pony Express Road Draper, UT 84020 801.553.8500 Applied Technology College – Davis 550 East 300 South Kaysville, UT 84037 801.593.2500 Brigham Young University Hinckley Alumni & Visitors Center Provo, UT 84602 801.422.4678 Challenger School 9735 South 500 West Sandy, UT 84070 801.569.2700 College of Eastern Utah 451 East 400 North Price, UT 84051 435.637.2120 Columbia College 2790 S. Decker Lake Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84119 801.972.6898 Dixie State College 225 South 700 East St. George, UT 8477 435.652.7500 Eagle Gate College 5588 S. Green Street Murray, UT 84123 801.268.9271 Eagle Gate College 405 S. Main Street - Main Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.287.9640

Everest College 3280 West 3500 South West Valley City, UT 84119 801.840.4800 Executive MBA / Marriott School (BYU) 638 TNRB, Box 23012 Provo, UT 84602 801.422.3622 Granite School District 2500 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801.685.5000 ITT Technical Institute Murray 920 West LeVoy Drive Murray, UT 84123 801.263.3313 Judge Memorial Catholic High School 650 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.521.6218 LDS Business College 94 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.524.8100 The McGillis School 668 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.583.0094 Neumont University 10701 South Riverfront Parkway, Suite 300 South Jordan, UT 84095 801.302.2800 Rowland Hall / St. Mark’s School 720 Guardsman Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.355.7485

Salt Lake - Tooele Applied Technology College 1655 East 3300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.493.8700

University of Utah 201 President’s Circle, Rm. 201 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801.581.7700

University of Utah Academic Outreach & Continuing Education 1901 E. South Campus Drive, Room 1215 Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Salt Lake Community College 801.585.0911 4600 S. Redwood Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84123 Utah Catholic Schools 801.957.4111 27 C Street Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Salt Lake School District 801.328.8641 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Utah State University 801.578.8349 1400 Old Main HIll Logan, UT 84322 Snow College435.797.1000 Richfield Campus 800 West 200 South Utah Valley University Richfield, UT 84701 800 West University Parkway 435.896.8201 Orem, UT 84058 801.863.4636 Stevens-Henager College 635 West 5300 South Weber State University Salt Lake City, UT 84123 1001 University Circle 801.262.7600 Ogden, UT 84408 801.626.6001 Southern Utah University 351 W. University Blvd. Webster University Cedar City, UT 84720 5251 S. Green Street, #300 435.586.7700 Murray, UT 84123 801.281.4801 University of Phoenix 5373 S. Green Street, #300 Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT 84123 4001 South 700 East, Suite 700 801.263.1444 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 801.274.3280 University of Southern Nevada 10920 S. Riverfront Parkway Westminster College South Jordan, UT 84095 1840 South 1300 East 801.302.2600 Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.832.2730

than publishing or research, Dixie promises “the

likely to keep America at the forefront in a global

best education under the sun.” www.dixie.edu

economy are junior colleges and technical

Community Colleges and Technical Schools

Famed management consultant Peter Drucker

wrote that the educational institutions most

Utah ranks

Salt Lake City School District 440 East 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.578.8349

9th in the states for public school spending.

schools because of their capacity to efficiently train technologists. Utah has some of the best.

Salt Lake Community College (enrollment

24,000) serves some 60,000 students each year

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Photo: Courtesy Challenger Schools

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Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees with more under development, and hundreds of options for short-term and long-term certificate training, within a college environment. For businesses, UCAT offers “Custom Fit,” designed to provide training services, funding, and support for Utah businesses. www.ucats.org

Snow College a transfer institution in rural

Ephraim prides itself on offering the State’s best reputation for having credits accepted at fouryear schools. Snow’s academic focus is on liberal

Branch

Ogden Main • Provo/Orem Branch • Logan Branch • Boise Branch

arts and sciences, and professional/technical education and its trophy case for both athletics and music is prodigious, especially considering

Utah has some of the best colleges, junior colleges and technical schools.

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offering credit and non-credit courses and

the student body numbers just 3,400.

workshops, making it the largest institution of

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higher education in Utah. SLCC is a vibrant,

progressive college offering programs in a wide

more than 400 courses in 60 areas of study.

variety of academic and professional fields.

Given its location in the heart of Utah’s

Programs available range from Business, Trades

dinosaur country CEU has special emphasis in

and Technology, Service Occupations, Health

archeology, paleontology and geology. The

Sciences, Humanities, and Physical and

college offers certificates, associates degrees, and

Biological Sciences. Many programs can

transferable credits to four-year schools.

transfer to four-year universities. SLCC has

www.ceu.edu

been named one of the top 100, two-year

colleges in various fields of study. www.slcc.edu

central business district offers associates degrees,

College of Eastern Utah in Price offers

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Others are just available in Utah, such as

Eagle Gate College and Neumont University (which offers only computer science degrees).

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Perhaps the most unique is Western Governors University, an accredited online university based in Salt Lake City. WGU utilizes technology to provide distance-delivered, competency-based degree programs in four areas: information technology, business, education and health.

Utah’s students have the 10th highest

transfer degrees and one-year certificate pro­grams

in accounting, business skills, information

institutions of higher education, contact the

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information about the state’s K-12 public

There are numerous other full and part-

For more information about the state’s

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schools, contact the State Office of Education

Salt Lake, some of which are familiar across

at 801.538.7500. www.usoe.k12.ut.us

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a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The Utah campus opened in 2006 with a Doctor of Pharmacy program, with 48 students enrolled in the inaugural class. Five years later, enrollment in the College of Pharmacy has grown by 113 percent to 102 enrolling students, and we have added two more colleges to our Utah campus, Nursing and Dental Medicine. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 10920 S. Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan, UT 84095 • 801.302.2600 • www.usn.edu 48

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The State is poised to start pulling away from the rest of the country.

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he Great Recession is in Utah’s

rear view mirror and the State is

mulishly higher than anyone at the Chamber of

poised to start pulling away from the

Commerce would want, it is still a full two

And while unemployment in Utah remains

rest of the country in terms of both economic

points lower than the Federal rate and almost

and employment growth. At least that’s what a

five points lower than California.

number of publications, prognosticators, and

analysts are saying.

the State’s Chambers of Commerce to tout.

Forbes magazine, which predicted that Utah

“Just like a good college football coach uses

would lead the nation out of the recession, also

bowl victories and national TV exposure to

put Utah atop its list of “The Best States for

recruit better players,” said Lane Beattie,

Business Careers.” The rankings are based on

President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber,

economic data over the last five years, including

“we use these rankings to recruit businesses that

data from the first part of the recession.

economically strengthen our state.”

Forbes specifically cited Utah’s robust

Nonetheless there’s plenty of good news for

Over the last two years Utah has utilized

economy, which grew 3.5 percent over the last

exactly that recruitment strategy to attract new

five years, its low corporate tax rate, its modest

jobs to the State from Adobe, eBay, EA Games,

energy costs, and well-educated workforce.

Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Oracle, and Twitter.

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Outdoor Retailer Market is held at the Salt Palace Convention Center each year

In 2010 three Utah counties landed on Money

In addition, the National Security Agency

Four Utah cities… South Jordan and West

will soon break ground on a massive $1.2

Jordan, in the Salt Lake Valley, St. George in

billion data center that will employ 5,000 to

the southwest corner of the state and Orem in

7,000 people during construction. Once the

Utah County… landed on another list from

building is completed the facility will employ

Money Magazine, its “2010 Best Places to Live.”

about 200 people. The 1.5 million square foot

In so doing, the State garnered 1/25th of all the

facility will be built on Camp Williams, a

100 best places Money lists! Not bad for a State

National Guard military facility that straddles

with a population of not quite 3 million people.

Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

the country’s ninth most innovative city, in

This comes on the heels of the massive City

A fifth Utah city, Provo, was recognized at

Creek Center, the $1.5 billion redevelopment

another glowing encomium from Forbes based

Magazine’s

of three-block area of downtown Salt Lake City

on the strength of its numerous tech, science,

rankings of

and scheduled for completion in 2012.

and creative jobs.

No wonder one mayor visiting Salt Lake

The 2009 Small Business Survival Index,

remarked to his hosts; “You know the difference

from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship

between Salt Lake City and my city? Your

Council ranked Utah as the 14th most

cranes move!”

entrepreneurship-friendly environment.

the top-25 job generating localities.

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In 2010 three Utah counties landed on

The index factors in business, employment,

Money Magazine’s rankings of the top-25 job

property, and personal taxes, public policy,

generating localities; Cache County was ranked

crime rates, and about a dozen other elements.

tenth best, Davis County eleventh best, and

Utah County eighteenth best.

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Using a different set of measures but

coming to similar conclusions, The Atlantic magazine ranked Utah as the sixth best performing state economy in the nation.

Utah’s quality

For the second time in three years Utah has

of life ranks

been named the best state in the country for

third best in

delivering digital services to citizens from the Center for Digital Government. Utah along

business

with Michigan were the only two states to earn

climate. Photo: Steve Greenwood

an ‘A’ grade from the Digital States Survey.

Utah even found itself on a list that measures

social connectedness, called the NetProspex Social Index. The index put Salt Lakers as the eighth-most socially connected city, just behind Austin, Boston and Seattle. The index takes a

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enterprises are the most dynamic job generators,

snapshot of employees with at least one social

Utah’s high placement as an entrepreneurial

media profile, the average number of

Mecca is particularly positive indicator for

connections across the social networks, the

continuing job growth in the State.

number of followers, tweets, users and the like.

Business Facilities magazine’s annual

Both investors and entrepreneurs have

Rankings Report graded Utah’s quality of life as

embraced the promise of Utah’s future.

the nation’s highest. But it also scored the state

as second best in education climate, third best

interest in a state like Utah,” says Michael

in business climate and seventh best in

Goguen, the managing partner at Sequoia

economic growth potential.

Capital. “Because we’re always interested in

being shareholders in what will eventually be

The report “Pollina Corporate Realty”

“Folks like us are starting to take more

recently named Utah as the second most “Pro-

the most valuable companies, especially in

Business State.”

technology wherever they germinate. We’re

noticing more and more interest in companies

“From a policy standpoint,” writes Brent

Pollina, the author of the study, “clearly Utah

coming out of a place like Utah.”

is making the statement that it has set up a

very pro-business operating environment.

legendary Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley, was

Economic development efforts and incentives

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Credit Analyst Misty Newland of Standard

and Poors, the rating agency, says the AAA rating Photo: Courtesy Grand America Hotel

“reflects our view of Utah’s young, well-educated workforce and diverse economy, with an unem­ ployment rate that, although rising, remains lower than the national average.” More to the point, says Newland, “our view of the state’s continued good financial management, including proactive budget adjustments to maintain good financial reserves,” a reference to the across-the-board Grand America Hotel

startups, including Google, YouTube, Cisco,

budget cut the State implemented in the 2010

Oracle and Apple.

legislative session in order to meet the State’s

constitutionally-required balanced budget.

Mark Ritchie, vice president of operations

at one dynamic Salt Lake City manufacturer in

Utah has a high natural rate of growth baked into its future.

the outdoor recreation space says his enthusiasm

A Young Population

for Salt Lake and Utah comes, because in his

words, “Utah works for Black Diamond.”

high natural rate of growth baked into its

future. As a result, new homes and buildings

“Black Diamond feels wanted, respected

and important,” Ritchie says. “We believe we

will be required for several generations to come.

can and do make a difference in the

The State’s natural growth, that is births minus

community.” Black Diamond manufactures and

deaths, was 39,010 in 2009. The State’s average

markets climbing and ski products.

age is eight years younger than the national

average. And at 3.13 people per household,

Structurally there’s a long list of reasons

why Utah’s economy and employment are

Utahns have the nation’s largest households. Yet

going better than the country as a whole and

another report from Forbes recognized the Salt

better than most of its neighboring states.

Lake Valley as the third-fastest growing region

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Because of its high birth rate Utah has a

Utah’s governance has long been fiscally

in the country.

High Quality Universities

conservative, socking away millions in the State’s

rainy day fund in anticipation of times like the

sities, the University of Utah in Salt Lake, and

recession. The Pew Center for Research has

the State’s only land grant institution, Utah

called Utah the country’s “Best Managed State.”

State University in Logan. A third university,

Utah has two Carnegie Research 1 univer­

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City & County Building and Library Square in Downtown Salt Lake City

the privately-owned Brigham Young University

routes, which represents a benefit both during

(BYU), is the state’s largest.

work and afterhours.

High Quality of Life

Utah has great cultural offerings.

Commutes in Utah are mercifully short and

Says Black Diamond’s Mark Ritchie we

have “immediate access to fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities. Our product

the State’s transportation grid is excellent. With

developers can be working on a piece of

the addition of a number of commuter and light

equipment in the morning and go test it in the

rail lines along the Wasatch Front as well as improve­

mountains that afternoon.”

ments to the I-15 corridor, commute times are

likely to stay that way even as the population grows.

including a number of professional theater

companies, in Ballet West one of the nation’s

But there’s more to quality of life in Utah

Utah has great cultural offerings as well,

than how long it takes to get to work, like how

best ballet companies, a terrific opera company

long it takes to get to recreational areas. Even in

and a highly-regarded symphony.

the urban core of Salt Lake City, you’re just a

five minute walk from City Creek Canyon, a

Utah’s once-onerous liquor laws have been

finger of wild country that extends from

changed and more liquor licenses have been

downtown into the surrounding foothills.

granted. Like never before, there’s more to

Utah’s lifestyle than high arts and first-class

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Utahn’s enjoy many activities the outdoors have to offer

Utah’s

-hen it comes to your health

and your health care, living in Utah

nation’s third-longest average life expectancy.

may just what the doctor ordered,

At 78.7 years, Utah’s population enjoys the Utah has the tenth lowest health care expen­

and exactly what your accountant would prescribe.

ditures as a percentage of gross state product, a

figure which is 1.2 points below the national

Utah ranks as the second healthiest state in

the nation by the United Health Foundation.

average according to Statehealthfacts.org.

population

enjoys the

measures of health, Utah ranks among the top

Utah has the nation’s second highest rate of

ten, including the nation’s lowest smoking rates.

employer-sponsored health insurance, according

to Statehealthfacts.org.

nation’s third-

The same study revealed that in 12 of the 22

Likewise, Utah has the nation’s lowest rate

Affordability of health care means that

longest life

of deaths due to cancer.

expectancy.

ranks the lowest percentage of emergency

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Companies that relocate to Utah report an

Among western U.S. states, Utah

increase in productivity due to work ethic and

department admissions for uninsured

good health of the populace.

hospitalized patients.

In several speeches, President Obama

And because of the way medical advance­

praised Utah’s home-grown IHC as a model of

ments and computer software technology

effectiveness and efficiency, saying: “We have

intersect in Utah, the State is a hotbed in the

long known that some places, like the

development of medical products and software

Intermountain Healthcare in Utah … offer(s)

enhancements such as medical procedure

high-quality care at costs below average.”

analysis and electronic insurance claims.

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Intermountain Medical Center

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Hospitals

Certified physicians and technicians in more

than 120 specialties at the main campus

Utah has 22 freestanding surgical centers

and 48 hospitals in 22 counties offering quality

location and 10 Wasatch Front clinics. For

care. Utah hospitals report more than 1,945

more than 15 years, University Hospital has

outpatient visits and 373 inpatient days per

been ranked among US News & World Report’s

1,000 in population. The corresponding per­

Best Hospitals. In addition, University Health

centages nationwide are 2,050 and 644. Since

Care’s academic partners at the University of

1994 Utah hospitals have participated in an

Utah School of Medicine and Colleges of

ongoing national survey of patients’ satisfaction

Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health comprise the

with hospitals, called HCAHPS. On average

University of Utah Health Sciences Center,

patients in Utah rank their hospital visits here

internationally regarded for its teaching

three percent points higher than the national

institutions and research in genetics, cancer,

average. Additionally, since 2004 Utah hospitals

medical drugs, and numerous other areas of

have annually delivered 50,000 or more births.

medicine. In 2010, all four academic divisions

in the school; medicine, nursing, pharmacy and

Dating back to 1912, when the University

of Utah first started training doctors, University

health have enjoyed top-20 prominence in US

Health Care is the Intermountain West’s only

News & World Report’s annual rankings of best

academic health care system, combining

graduate schools. In 2010, the ‘U’s rural

excellence in patient care, medical research, and

medicine was ranked 10th, its physician

teaching to provide pioneering medicine in a

assistant program tied for fourth, the Pharm.D.

caring and personal setting. University Health

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Intermountain Healthcare is a locally

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clinics with a nationwide reputation for

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Utah hospitals report more than 4.5 million outpatient visits annually.

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Since its dedication in 1999 the Huntsman

efficiency, quality and technological savvy. A Dartmouth Medical School study found that if the entire nation provided Medicare the way Intermountain Healthcare provides medical care in the Salt Lake City area, then Medicare spending could be reduced by a third while

Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of

maintaining treatment quality. For 11 years in a

Utah has rocketed to prominence as one of the

row Modern Healthcare has ranked Intermountain

premier cancer centers in America. HCI is one

Healthcare among the very best among the top

of University Health Care’s Centers of Excellence

100 integrated healthcare systems in the country.

and the only National Cancer Institute-designated

For 11 of the last 11 years, Intermountain

cancer center in the Intermountain West and

Healthcare has been named to the ‘100 Most

part of the National Comprehensive Cancer

Wired Hospitals’ list by Hospitals & Health

Network. With three floors of laboratories,

Networks, the journal of the American Hospital

HCI researchers investigate the causes of cancer

Association. InformationWeek put Intermountain

and new treatments with a particular focus on

Healthcare on its list of the top-500 most

and expertise in the genetics of cancer. The first

innovative companies when employing

floor houses the Huntsman Cancer Learning

information technology.

Center, where patients, family members, and

the general public go for the most current

hospitals, 150+ clinics and physician offices, 24

information about cancer care, prevention, and

urgent care facilities, a hospice program, and a

treatments – free of charge. HCI’s Family

fleet of aircraft including four LifeFlight

Cancer Assessment Clinic advises people about

helicopters and three fixed-wing aircraft flying

their individual risk, genetic testing options,

from four hospital bases and two airports. Their

and personalized screening recommendations.

hospitals include: Primary Children’s Medical

Adjacent to the institute building is the 50-bed

Center, Intermountain Medical Center, McKay

$100 million Huntsman Cancer Hospital –

Dee Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Medical

the only cancer-specialty hospital in the

Center, and Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Intermountain Healthcare operates 23

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Utah has the nation’s lowest rate of deaths caused by cancer.

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Utah’s first hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital

In 2008, Intermountain provided more than

$131 million worth of charitable care during visits

was founded in 1872 and was recently named

to 216,996 patients otherwise unable to pay.

among the top 5 percent of hospitals for overall

clinical excellence according to HealthGrades.

Intermountain Healthcare’s flagship

hospital is the state-of-the-art Intermountain

This is merely the latest in a long string of

Medical Center in Murray, dedicated in 2007.

national and local recognitions, including being

The campus includes five specialty hospitals…

named among the top 5% of hospitals for joint

a 15-story tertiary inpatient critical care

replacement surgery, pulmonary care, critical

hospital and trauma center, a heart and lung

care and overall clinical quality, and being among

center, a women’s and newborn center, an

the top 15% of hospitals for pulmonary embolisms,

outpatient hospital, and a cancer treatment

and heart failure. St. Mark’s Hospital is part of

hospital… as well as a medical office building.

the MountainStar family of hospitals.

A team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses and

technicians at the hospital is dedicated to

Holy Cross founded a noteworthy hospital in

infection control and treatment in the hospital,

Salt Lake City. Administered by the sisters until

one of the bugaboos of modern medicine.

1994, and built on a legacy of dedication and

care, the 200-bed Salt Lake Regional Medical

Started as a ward of LDS Hospital in 1911,

In frontier days of 1875, the Sisters of the

Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s

Center, is one of the most trusted and respected

Medical Center moved to its own facility in

medical facilities in Utah. Now owned by Iasis

1922. On the campus of the University of Utah

Healthcare, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

since 1990, Primary has been recognized as one

is a first-class clinical facility.

of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation.

Primary has 252 beds, dozens of pediatric

2002 and built at a cost of $190 million,

specialties and subspecialties delivered by nearly

McKay-Dee Hospital Center in Ogden is a

750 medical staff. Primary has expertise in heart,

level II trauma center serving northern Utah

bone marrow, and liver transplants; pediatric

and portions of Wyoming and Idaho. Its

and newborn intensive care; cardiovascular

programs and services in heart, cancer treatment

surgery; neurosurgery; hematology/oncology,

and newborn intensive care are nationally

and even conjoined-twin separation. It is the

recognized. Other centers of excellence include

only American College of Surgeons-verified

emergency and trauma care, critical care, women

Level 1 Trauma Center for Children in its five-

and children’s services, behavioral medicine, and

state service area (Utah, Idaho, Wyoming,

a community health information center.

Nevada, and Montana). Critically-ill children

from throughout the Intermountain region are

in North America, Shriners Hospital for

airlifted to the hospital for treatment.    

Children Intermountain provides specialty

Opened by Intermountain Healthcare in

Part of a network of 22 pediatric hospitals

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highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. Shriners Hospital for Children Intermountain

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orthopedic care and rehabilitation to children

Intermountain Healthcare’s hospitals, Utah

under 18 years of age with diseases and

Valley Regional Medical Center offers several

disorders of the bones, muscles, and joints, as

programs of excellence including the Utah

well as burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip

Valley heart center, the newborn ICU and

and palate. All care provided at Shriners

cancer services. Other quality services include

Hospital is at no financial obligation to patient

emergency and trauma services, critical care,

or family. Eligibility for care is not based on

women’s and children’s services, behavioral

need or relationship to a Shriner. Since 1925,

health, and the Utah Valley rehabilitation

the Intermountain facility has cared for more

center. The hospital also offers a low-cost Family

than 25,000 patients from Utah, Arizona, New

Guest House for family members more than 50

Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada,

miles from home.

and Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Regional Medical Center in St. George serves

Regence Caring Foundation for Children,

Set on two campuses, the new Dixie

a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Regence Blue

southern Utah, Nevada, and northern Arizona.

Cross Blue Shield of Utah, has provided free

The 420,000 square-foot hospital hosts 245

health or dental benefits to more than 29,000

patient beds and an emergency department. The

uninsured Utah and Idaho children since 1992.

DRMC 400 East campus houses an acute

rehabilitation center, a newborn intensive care

Serving Utah County and central and

southern Utah, Utah Valley Regional Medical

unit, a fully-accredited cancer care unit, a

Center is a 330-bed full-service tertiary and

NICU, wound clinic, diabetes clinic, and a

acute care referral center. Another of

hyperbaric medicine clinic.

Neighborhood Health Centers Centerville Centerville Health Center

South Jordan South Jordan Health Center

26 South Main Street, Centerville (801) 693-7900

1091 W. South Jordan Pkwy., #500, South Jordan (801) 213-9800

Midvale Greenwood Health Center

Stansbury Park Stansbury Health Center

7495 South State Street, Midvale (801) 213-9400

220 Millpond Rd., #100, Stansbury Park (435) 843-3000

Orem Parkway Health Center

Sugar House Sugar House Health Center

145 West University Parkway, Orem (801) 234-8600

1138 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City (801) 581-2000

Park City Redstone Health Center

West Valley City Westridge Health Center

1743 W. Redstone Center Dr., #115, Park City (435) 658-9200

3730 West 4700 South, West Valley City (801) 213-9200

Salt Lake City Madsen Health Center

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Redwood Health Center

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A division of Bethesda, Maryland-based

Fortune 500 company Coventry Health Care, Altius Health Plans insures groups, individuals and families. SelectHealth is an integrated subsidiary of

Photo:Courtesy Intermountain Health Care

Intermountain Healthcare. The insurer has been

Utah ranks as the fifth healthiest state in the

maintaining the highest level of member services.

CIGNA Group Insurance and Healthcare

provides Utahns with a nationwide network of disability, life and accident products that focus on low cost and consistent delivery of the service basics. Cigna’s healthcare products are offered to employees and association members through their

number of express care clinics typically housed

employers, associations, and other affinity groups.

in retail stores and staffed by nurse practitioners

and physician assistants, as well as urgent care

not-for-profit organization and the largest affilia­

clinics for adults and children, and occupa­

tion of health care plans in the Pacific Northwest/

tional medicine clinics to serve the needs in

Mountain region. Blue Cross Blue Shield has

businesses and neighborhoods.

been providing nearly 3 million members with

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with quality health care at an affordable cost, while

Utah’s urban areas especially offer an increasing

Commercial HMO’s

nation.

nationally recognized for providing its members

The Utah Department of Health Performance

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah is a

health, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, and administrative services in Utah since 1942. 

Since its inception in 1977, United

Report of 2009-10 ranks the state’s commercial

Healthcare rocketed to become the nation’s

HMOs on a Federally-developed range of

largest health company. A division of the Fortune

measures collectively called HEDIS as well as

50 company, United Health Group, United

on customer satisfaction. In terms of commercial

Healthcare insures approximately 25 million

plans, SelectHealth ranked highest in the state

individual consumers, contracts with more than

with 81.6 and United Healthcare of Utah

600,000 physicians and care professionals and

ranked second with a score of 79.0. Among

5,000 hospitals to offer its clients convenient

Medicare plans, United Healthcare of Utah was

access to services nationwide.

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f the real estate gods have been capricious and cruel to the national economy during the Great Recession, they’ve been less so to Utah’s economy. Fundamentals suggest why: • It took some doing in the annual legislative session in January and February 2010, but the Utah State 2011 budget is in balance and $209 million is still left in the Rainy Day Fund. • Utah showed modest positive year-over-year job growth in May 2010, the first growth since 2008. • As of May 2010, the state unemployment rate is 7.3 percent, nearly 2.5 percentage points lower than the national rate. • In 2010 Business Facilities magazine ranked Utah as the nation’s best state for Quality of Life. The magazine gave the state top-10

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Climate, Economic Growth Potential, Employment Leaders, Transportation Infrastructure and Business Tax Climate. • Average annual pay in Utah rose 0.8 percent in 2009 and is projected to grow another 1.5 percent in 2010. • Retail sales in Utah are projected to increase 2.4 percent in 2010 after dropping in 2009. • Permits for new home construction is projected to grow nearly 50 percent in 2010 and nearly another 25 percent in 2011. • Year-over-year traffic at Salt Lake City International Airport, both in terms of cargo and passengers, is up in the first half of 2010 over 2009. • The foreclosure rate in Utah is just 3.4 percent, the nation’s 28th lowest. • The State’s population growth rate is 2.1 percent, the nation’s second fastest.

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Salt Lake City’s growth has spread across the valley despite the slowdown of housing construction

• The State’s natural growth leads to the forma­

New home construction permits in Utah begin

tion of 18,000 new households annually.

to rebound July 2009 after 39 months of decline

• The State’s median age is 28.7 years, the

according to figures from the Utah Construction

nation’s youngest.

The recovery

Single family construction in Utah increased

Report, published by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, David Eccles School of

by nearly 1,050 homes to 6,550 homes from March

Business, University of Utah. For the entire year

2009 to March 2010, according to Housing and

of 2009, new home building permits were down

of Utah’s

Urban Development. According to NewReach Inc.,

only 4.3 percent, about 300 homes. The corres­

home building

in the Salt Lake City area, existing home sales were

ponding national number was -24.4 percent.

up 40 percent from March 2009 to March 2010

industry is

to 9,100 homes sold. The supply of unsold homes

underway.

declined 14% to 12,100, even while the average

The Federal Housing Finance Agency

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offers a variety of distinctive neighborhoods that boast walking-friendly centers.

“The recovery of Utah’s home building

industry is underway,” says Jim Wood, the

population and along with Washington County

director at the Bureau. “The number of new

in the southwestern corner of the State account

homes has increased for ten consecutive months

for the bulk of the State’s construction activity.

and the 2010 first-quarter data show 110 percent

increase in new home permits over the same

Cities issue: “The Salt Lake valley offers a

quarter a year ago. Low mortgage rates, the

variety of distinctive neighborhoods that boast

depletion of unsold inventory, and pent-up

walking-friendly centers. These hip, diverse

demand are helping the industry, but fore­

districts provide easy access to locally owned

closures, an uncertain job market, and declining

retail shops, galleries, restaurants and coffee

prices will sap strength from the recovery.”

shops. With the help of the city’s wide, bike-

friendly streets, the proximity to such amenities

Here are the numbers of permitted

Writes Kiplinger Magazine in July 2010 Best

construction activity in Utah in 2009:

makes it easy to live quite comfortably in these

• Total new dwelling unit permits – 10,500.

neighborhoods without much need for a car.

• Single-family homes – 5,217 permits.

They provide a small-town feel within steps of

• Multi-family housing including apartments

the heart of the city.”

and condominiums – 4,951 permits.

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south… comprise 76 percent of the Utah’s

Utah boasts nationally ranked schools (public

Utah’s most urban counties…Weber and

and private), attractive shopping districts, low

Davis counties on the north end of the Wasatch

crime rates, nationally-respected hospitals and

Front and Salt Lake and Utah counties on the

clinics, and longer than average life spans.

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of compact, walkable communities centered around highquality transit services.

Located conveniently close to TRAX stations in South Salt Lake and Murray City, the Hamlet commu­ nities of Waverly Station and Birkhill at Fireclay truly reflect the principles of Transit-Oriented Develop­ment (TOD) – promoting the development of compact, walkable communities centered around high-quality transit services. The 3900 South TRAX station and I-15 entrance are both just a quarter mile from Waverly Station, which will include 131 townhomes and 47 condo­minium units with 14,000 square-feet of commercial space when completed. The majority of Waverly Station residents are first-time homebuyers between 25-35 years old who moved to Waverly based on the great urban-lifestyle living, a changing area, and the convenience of both freeway access and TRAX. Waverly Station’s three-story townhomes start in the low $200s and feature two distinctive floor plans with two or three bedrooms and between 1,600 and 1,800 square feet of living space. Each home’s exterior consists of a well-landscaped patio opening onto a central courtyard and walkway in the front, and a twocar, attached garage leading to a rear alley. Large

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windows allow for an abundance of natural light, and brick and stucco exteriors create an elegant, upscale look. Iron railings, arbors on each end of the central courtyard, and an assortment of trees and paths add to the ambiance of this urban-designed neighborhood. Hamlet Homes’ upcoming mixed-use develop­ment, Birkhill at Fireclay, will reflect the elements of urban living within a thoughtfully designed and constructed mixed-use TOD. Occupying approximately 30 acres in Murray City’s Fireclay Redevelopment Authority, the community will contain in excess of 420 residential units and approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial space that will combine retail and office uses when fully developed. Both communities will offer UTOPIA Community MetroNet’s “triple play” fiber optic communications system featuring voice, Internet and video serviced by MSTAR. In creating a wonderful balance for residents, these attractively designed, urban neighborhoods help revitalize formerly blighted areas through enhanced streetscapes, a sense of community and advanced technologies.

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Multi-family living developments are in demand

Rental and occupancy

Residents enjoy world-class music, dance, and

the downward trend and stabilize at these lower

theater; five major and minor league sports

levels in the coming year with some potential

teams; and housing that runs from affordable

softening still possible in the coming several

cottages to luxe mansions. Within one day’s

months. It will likely take until 2011 for the

drive are 11 national parks and uncounted

apartment market to begin to see net increases

year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.

in effective rents.”

Apartments

rates are

expected to see an end to the downward trend and

“New apartment development has reached

lower than on the east side and larger complexes average both higher rents and higher vacancy rates than smaller complexes.

have been completed, or have begun lease-up in

the previous 12 months, and another 3,100

averages are:

units either under construction or proposed for

should be able to handle the additional 3,100

Category Studio 1 BR 1 Bath 2 BR 1 Bath 2 BR 2 Bath 3 BR 2 Bath Overall

units that will be coming on-line if predictions

for a stabilizing economy are correct,” accord­

January 2009 was 110,155 units. By December

ing to Equimark Properties, Inc., in their

1,557 new units had come online for a total of

Greater Salt Lake Multi-Family Report 2010.

111,712, an increase of nearly 1 percent.

Despite the recession, the 1,557 new units

absorption of the already delivered apartment units, it appears that apartment operations

The report also found that, “Rental and

occupancy rates are expected to see an end to 88

Rents on the west side tend to be slightly

its peak with approximately 2,800 units that

the coming 18-24 months. Overall, with the

stabilize.

For Salt Lake County rentals the Rent ($) Size (sf) $479 402 $639 652 $709 869 $895 1000 $989 1197 $739 836

$/sf Vacancy $1.19 7.5% $0.98 7.0% $0.82 7.6% $0.89 9.4% $0.83 8.9% $0.88 8.6%

The starting inventory of apartments in

represented the most new construction in more

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Daybreak Corporate Office

Second quarter of 2010 office space has had steady growth.

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than 10 years. Another 3,154 units were under

Office

construction at year’s end.

average space rents began to show slow but

With lower prices, good interest rates and

In the second quarter of 2010 office

acceptable cap rates, investor interest in the

steady growth, according to the Second Quarter

market is keen, reports Equimark. “Currently

2010 Market Report from Commerce CRG /

there are significantly more buyers in the

Cushman & Wakefield Alliance.

market than there are sellers. Many would be

investors who were priced out of the 2004 to

again that with some sense of stability,

2007 run in the market are hoping to get into

increased production, growth, and new

the market for a more reasonable investment...

opportunity can be achieved,” reports Year End

With values lower than they have been in the

2009 Market Review by Commerce CRG /

last few years, buyers are anxious to jump into

Cushman & Wakefield Alliance. “Commerce

the market. The two big kinks in the

approaches this year with a cautious, but very

opportunity to buy are first, the lack of product

real optimism and an excitement for what the

for sale, and second, banks are as focused as ever

coming year brings. In each of the communities

on underwriting properties in a conservative

and states in which Commerce operates, we see

manner. With these restrictions, values have

positive signs. While each sector of the economy

firmed up slightly. Banks will finance properties

will vary, as will each real estate sector, we

that are under­written correctly.”

anticipate a positive, visible, uptick.”

“The private sector has proven time and

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US Ski Team Building, Park City, UT

“In 2009, the Salt Lake office market saw

decrease in overall demand. As a result, Salt

direct vacancy rates climb to 15.72 percent, up

Lake County’s office market has reacted with a

from 12.95 percent at the end of 2008,” reports

significant drop-off in asking rates, minimal

Commerce CRG. Much could be ascribed to

leasing activity, a large increase in total

job losses in Salt Lake County. Of the 61,000

availability, a hefty growth in sublease space

jobs lost in the state in Utah, in 2009, 45%

and a huge drop in net absorption. However,

were in Salt lake County. However, “the rise in

Salt Lake County has fared better than other

vacancy can be largely attributed to the December

regional markets and will progress through one

completion of the 222 Main Street downtown

of the worst recessions in U.S. history.”

office building. This building, which is partially

of stabilizing,

leased but not occupied, added 420,000 square

market will begin to stem the losses. “As the

tenants will

feet to the Central Business District vacancy rate.”

dust settles and the national economy shows

signs of stabilizing, tenants will begin to address

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In 2009 the Salt Lake office space market

For 2010 Market Report projects that the

was poor, if not as poor as in most other

their short and long term needs. Expect an

regions of the country, according to NAI Utah

increase in leasing activity in the first part of

2009 Year End Market Report.

2010 with increased momentum in the second

half of the year. With the abrupt halt to any

“The economic and financial turmoil over

the last 2 years has resulted in a scarcity of com­

speculative construction we could see positive

panies seeking to start up or expand business,”

net absorption in 2010 as demand increases

the report says. “This turmoil has created a

and supply decreases from 2009 levels.”

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Industrial

• Prices will rebound quickly when confidence returns.

In 2009 deal velocity declined sharply even

as total available space grew 2.8%. But direct

• Financing has a very important role.

Investors are

vacancy increased to 6.2% in Salt Lake County

• Long-term values will rise.

adjusting to

and lease rates declined, according to NAI Utah

• A weakening $US could create manufac­ turing jobs in the US.

2009 Year End Market Report.

the new rules

of engagement

Notable construction projects in 2009 included:

• Reckitt Benckiser – 534,000 SF

in commercial real estate.

• O’Reilly Auto Parts – 200,000 SF

Investment

• Ebay – 250,000 SF

• Yesco – 110,000 SF

actions continued their decline,” says Commerce

• Codale Electric – 210,000 SF

CRG’s 2009 Year End Market Review. “The

• Louis & Company – 80,000 SF

drop off in activity, as well as financing chal­

lenges pushed values lower. However, the free-

Still, Utah’s 2.1% annual growth rate

“In 2009, the volume of investment trans­

suggests that the state needs 3.5 million SF of

fall that began in the third quarter of 2007

available space for 2010, about 800,000 more

seems to be finding a bottom. Investors are

than currently exists. Consequently NAI

adjusting to the new rules of engagement in

forecasts growth in industrial space. Here are

commercial real estate, and we are on funda­

some other projects for 2010 and beyond

mentally sounder footing than a year ago.”

from NAI:

• Industrial lease rates will stabilize.

• “Although we do anticipate further leveling

• Pent-up demand grows. 94

• US exports might be on the rise.

For 2010 Commerce CRG forecasts: of the market, Utah’s economy is miles

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to fundamentals, cash will continue to be king, as will a good balance sheet, solid credit, and good lender relationships. Investors who are well prepared will see opportunities in 2010.”

Retail

For retail 2009 was a year when the boat

finally stopped rocking. SoDa Row Village Center at Daybreak

The Retail Market is expected to remain steady through 2010.

ahead of just about every other state in the

region, and our fundamentals are stronger.

Market is expected to remain steady through

As a result, investor interest from outside the

2010 with only nominal, incremental

state should pick up in 2010. The most

increases,” reports NAI 2009 Utah Year End

resilient projects will be class A properties

Market Report. “Consumers’ psyches and

that have adjusted rents to the new market

behaviors have been altered, particularly among

rate structure and have reasonable occu­pancy

the younger generations, and they are likely to

levels. …Overall, the market downturn is

save more and spend less for years, perhaps

not caused by overbuilding, as has been the

permanently. As unemployment hovers at levels

case in prior market cycles, but more so by

higher than it has been in decades and wages

under-demand.”

remain subdued, consumers will continue to

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“After stabilizing in 2009, the Retail

seek out value-added products and durable

up, we will not see a full recovery until job

goods. The probable coming rise in inflation

growth becomes positive. Businesses are still

will exert increased pressure on retailers as

consolidating and postponing hiring new

consumers stretch their dollars further. That

employees. As a result, we will see continued

said, Utah is expected to outperform the nation

pressure on rent rolls, and thus values. This,

with respect to consumer and business trends

combined with higher yield expectations,

due to relatively low unemployment, strong

will work against appreciation. There is

growth rates and healthy regional banks.”

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There are

Baptist Salt Lake Baptist Association 12401 South 450 East, G-2 801.619.0574

more than 60 established

Buddhist Salt Lake Buddhist Temple 211 West 100 South 801.363.4742

religious groups practicing

Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine 331 East South Temple 801.328.8941

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Cathedral of the Madeleine

.hat people always know about Utah is that there are a lot of Mormons there. It is, after all, the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). But Mormons are only part of the story of religion in Utah. Catholic priests and explorers were the first Europeans in the State. They were preceded by generations of Native American tribes. Nowadays Utah is home to Jews and Muslims, Buddhists (including a prominent colony of Tibetan Buddhists), numerous Protestant denominations, Wiccans, Pagans and plenty of people who prefer to spend their ‘church’ time out of doors or near the barbecue. All live in a model of religious diversity and interfaith cooperation. What follows is a small sampling of Salt Lake area faiths. 98 98

Christian Science Second Church of Christ Scientist 1165 S. Foothill Drive 801.582.2995 Southside Church of Christ 5445 South 2700 West 801.964.8947 Community of Christ 2747 East Craig Drive (3640 South) 801.278.7464 Congregational First Congregational Church 2150 S. Foothill Drive 801.487.1357 Episcopal The Episcopal Diocese of Utah 80 South 300 East 801.322.4131 Evangelical Free 6515 S. Lion Lane (3110 East) 801.943.0091 Foursquare Gospel Salt Lake City Foursquare Church 1068 South Jefferson 801.364.3113

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Interdenominational Great Harvest Family Church 7682 S. Center Square 801.255.2901 Islamic Society of Salt Lake City 740 South 700 East 801.364.7822 Jehovah’s Witnesses 1606 South 1000 West Salt Lake, City Creek, Liberty Park & Northwest 801.972.3325

Lutheran Good Shepherd Lutheran 8575 South 700 East 801.255.8181 Lutheran ELCA Zion Lutheran Church ELCA 1070 Foothill Drive 801.582.2321 Methodist First United Methodist Church 203 South 200 East 801.328.8726 Mormon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 50 East North Temple 801.240.1000 Nazarene First Church of the Nazarene 1760 S. Fremont Drive (2375 W.) 801.486.0522 Eastern Orthodox Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 279 South 300 West 801.328.9681 Pentecostal Faith Temple Church 1510 South Richards St. 801.486.5970

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Jewish Congregation Kol Ami 2425 East Heritage Way 801.484.1501

Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church 12 North “C” Street 801.363.3889 Quaker Salt Lake Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends 171 East 4800 South 801.281.3518 The Fellowship 615 East Sego Lily Drive 801.572.0211 Scientology Church of Scientology Mission of Salt Lake 353 East 400 South 801.532.8008

Seventh-day Adventist Central Seventh-day Adventist Church 460 South 800 East 801.355.9682

Salt Lake LDS Temple

Salt Lake City

Unitarian First Unitarian Church 569 South 1300 East 801.582.8687

is the world headquarters of

United Church of Christ Holladay United Church of Christ 2631 E. Murray-Holladay Road 801.277.2631

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Unity Unity of Salt Lake (Silvercrest Reception Center) 1350 Copper Creek Road (1350 East 9150 South) 801.281.2400

Saints.

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Cedars of Lebanon, authentic Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine at its finest

despair, you can get an adult beverage in

had discovered the joys of Mediterranean Utah, too. In fact, Wine Spectator magazine food, Salt Lake residents knew the

named the Blue Boar Inn in Midway as the

difference between souvlaki and spanokopita,

‘Best Restaurant in the World for Wine Lovers.’

as well as when to eat a galaktoboureko.

highly-rated by Zagat’s and the AAA for their

Great cuisine isn’t Greek to Utahns.

Dozens of restaurants in the State are

Neither is Thai or Finnish or even Tibetan or

memorable meals, inviting atmosphere, and

Burmese food. The range of fine dining

service. And because the State has hosted so

available in Utah sizzles like a USDA Prime

many international events from the Olympics

steak. Moreover, on the strength of its many

to conventions attracting tens of thousands,

fine vegetarian and vegan restaurants PETA

Utah caterers can serve anything from a

named Salt Lake City the third most vegan-

down-home western barbeque to elegant

friendly small city in the U.S. And don’t

multi-course repasts.

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Aloha Island Style Sushi 336 West 300 South, Suite 101 Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.3224

Bay Leaf Cafe 159 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359-8490

Benihana of Tokyo, Inc. 165 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.2422

Bambara 202 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.5454

Beerhive Pub 128 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1602 801.364.4268

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano 194 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.596.7222

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Forage Restaurant 370 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.708.7834

Salt Lake City is experiencing an explosion of excellent new

Big City Soup, L.C. 235 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.333.7687

Charlie Chow’s Dragon Grill 255 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.328.3663

Blue Iguana 155 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.533.8900

Cinnegrill 344 South 300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.328.4900

Braza Express 147 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359.8009

Colosimo’s Deli and Market 8745 South 700 East Sandy, UT 84070 801.565.1265

Broadway Deli 111 East Broadway, Suite 160 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.578.1752

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill The Gateway 169 South Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.8432

Bruges Waffles & Frites 336 West Broadway Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 801.363.4444

restaurants.

Buca di Beppo 935 East Fort Union Blvd. Midvale, UT 84047 801.561.9463 Buca di Beppo 202 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.575.6262 Cafe Trang 307 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.539.1638 Caffe Molise 55 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.8833

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Cucina Toscana 307 W. Pierpont Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.3463 Dodo, The The Gateway 152 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.2473

Garden Cafe at the Grand 555 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.258.6708 Ginza Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar 209 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.2224 Happy Sumo 153 S. Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.7866 Hard Rock Cafe 395 Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.7625 High Rock Steak House and Lounge 215 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.933.8008 Ichiban Sushi & Japanese Cuisine 336 South 400 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.532.7522 J & G Grill 2300 Deer Valley Drive Park City, UT 84060 435.940.5750 J. Wong’s Asian Bistro 163 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.350.0888 Jason’s Deli 184 East Winchester Street Murray, UT 84107 801.263.1000 Kimi’s Mountain Side Bistro 12000 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Solitude, UT 84121 801.536.5787

Eva 317 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.359.8447 Five Alls Restaurant 1458 S. Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.582.1400 Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 20 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3704

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Lamb’s Grill Cafe, a Main Street mainstay since 1919

Garden & Roof Restaurant, The 15 East South Temple, 10th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.539.1911

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Restaurants Life La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84092 801.942.1751

Log Haven 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.272.8255

Melting Pot 340 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.521.6358

Lamb’s Grill Cafe 169 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.364.7166

Lugano Restaurant 3364 South 2300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.412.9994

Metropolitan Restaurant 173 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.3472

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine 327 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.596.1778

Market Street Broiler 260 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.583.8808

Mikado at Cottonwood 6572 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.947.9800

Lion House Pantry Restaurant 63 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.363.5466

Market Street Grill 48 W. Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.4668

Mikado Japanese Restaurant 67 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.0929

Little America Steakhouse 500 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.596.5708

Market Street Oyster Bar 54 W. Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.6044

Oasis Cafe 151 South 500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.322.0404

Loco Lizard Cantina 6550 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.453.9400

McGrath’s Fish House 190 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.7890

Olive Garden-Downtown 77 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.537.6202

Salt Lake residents know fine dining.

EXPERIENCE THE NEW STANDARD FOR STEAKS.

“When it comes to steak in Salt Lake, Spencer’s is in a league of its own.” –City Weekly Only the best will do at Spencer’s. That’s why you’ll find only USDA Prime Beef on our plates and Salt Lake’s most prestigious dining awards on our walls. In fact, we’re the only establishment in Utah where you’ll find cuisine, service and atmosphere of this quality. So, for the top of the line in steaks and chops, there’s nothing quite like Spencer’s in Salt Lake. Or anywhere else for that matter.

255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801-238-4748

reservations welcome • www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com • www.opentable.com

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If you want an exquisite and unforgettable gourmet experience— Salt Lake will satisfy you.

Outback Steakhouse 7770 South 1300 East Sandy, UT 84094 801.566.9394

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 110 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.3133

Spencer’s Steaks and Chops 255 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.238.4748

Pago 878 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.0777

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 134 W. Pierpont Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.366.4000

Squatters Pub Brewery 147 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.2739

Pagoda, The 26 E Street Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.355.8155

Ruth’s Diner 2100 Emigration Canyon Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.582.5807

Star Of India 55 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.363.7555

Paradise Bakery and Cafe 1010 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.485.6100

Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta 1063 East 2100 South Sugar House, UT 84106 801.484.1804

Su Casa Mexican 516 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.363.7771

Paris Bistro & Zinc Bar, The 1500 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.486.5585

Salt Lake Roasting Company 320 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.363.7572

Sweet Tomatoes 7455 South Union Park Avenue Sandy, UT 84047 801.352.9980

Pei Wei Asian Diner 1028 East 2100 South, Suite 3 Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.907.2030

Sapa Sushi Bar and Asian Grill 722 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3822 801.363.7272

Takashi 18 West Market Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.519.9595

P.F. Chang’s 174 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.539.0500

Sawadee Thai Restaurant 754 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.328.8424

Texas Roadhouse 5418 South 1900 West Taylorsville, UT 84118 801.955.7514

Pho Tay Ho 1810 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84115 801.466.3650

Shogun Sushi 321 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.364.7142

Thaifoon 7 North 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.8424

Piastra on Gallivan Plaza 220 South State Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.961.8700

Siegfried’s Delicatessen 20 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3891

Ticino Trattoria 7720 Royal Street Park City, UT 84060 435.645.9909

Pie Pizzeria, The 1320 East 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.582.5700

Spaghetti Factory, The Old 189 Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.521.0424

Tipica 314 West 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.328.0222

Red Iguana 736 West North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801.322.1489 Red Rock Brewing Company, L.C. 254 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.7446 Rio Grande Cafe 270 S. Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.364.3302 Rodizio Grill 459 S. Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.220.0500

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Porcupine Pub & Grill 3698 E. Fort Union Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.942.5555

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IS YOUR IDEAL DINNER COMPANION RICH? SWEET? OR UNASHAMEDLY FULL-BODIED? SELECT FROM 100 WINES BY THE GLASS AND THE FINEST PRIME STEAK. FLEMING’S. WHERE EVENINGS OUT BECOME MEMORABLE TIMES.

20 South 400 West, Salt Lake City • Reservations 801-355-3704 • flemingssteakhouse.com

Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli 308 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.8669 Trofi 255 S. West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.238.4877 Tsunami Restaurant & Sushi 2233 S. Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.467.5545 Tuscany 2832 East 6200 South Holladay, UT 84121 801.277.9919 Vasuvio’s Organic Gourmet Cafe 155 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.592.4490 Vienna Bistro 132 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.322.0334 Z’Tejas 191 Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.0450

Bars, Brew Pubs, & Night Clubs Aj’s Deseret Lounge 323 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.595.7003 Area 51 348 West 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.534.0819 Bar Deluxe 666 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.521.5255 Bayou, The 645 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.961.8400 Brewskies 244 25th Street Ogden, UT 801.394.1713 Club Manhattan 5 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.364.7651

The range of

Depot, The 13 North 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.456.2805

fine dining

Fiddler’s Elbow 1063 East 2100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.463.9393

available in Utah sizzles like

Green Street 602 East 500 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.532.4200

a USDA Prime steak.

Key’s On Main 242 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801.363.3638 Lumpy’s 145 W. Pierpont Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.532.1250 Mynt Lounge 63 West 100 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.6968 Porcupine Pub & Grill 3698 E. Fort Union Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84121 801.942.5555

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Market Street Grill

Port O’Call 78 West 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.0589 Red Rock Brewing Company, L.C. 254 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.521.7446

If you have

Sky Bar, The 161 West 600 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.530.1313

an event, Utah’s caterers

Squatters Pub Brewery 147 West Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.363.2739

can serve anything.

Tavernacle, The 201 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 801.519.8900 Zanzibar 677 South 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 801.746.0590

Caterers A Taste of the Wasatch, Inc. 4689 S. Holladay Blvd., Suite A Holladay, UT 84117 801.272.9830 Apple Spice Junction 2235 South 1300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84119 801.359.8821 Cuisine Unlimited, Inc. 4641 South Cherry Street Salt Lake City, UT 84123 801.268.2332

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Culinary Crafts 1989 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106 801.355.6575

Utah Food Services 100 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.0226

Diamond Creations The E Center 3200 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, UT 84119 801.988.8800

You’re The Boss 401 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.575.8826

Elizabeth’s Custom Catering, Inc. 919 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84104 801.359.7184

Conference, Convention, & Reception Centers

Good Day Baked Goods & Catering 564 East Third Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801.532.7829 Have Party...Will Travel 5445 South Riley Lane Salt Lake City, UT 84107 801.269.8400 Heritage Gardens 2050 East Creek Road Sandy, UT 84093 801.944.4575 HoneyBaked Ham Company 1915 East Murray-Holladay Road Salt Lake City, UT 84117 801.272.5588 Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg. Catering 15 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801.539.3130 The Lion House 63 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84150 801.363.5466 Mediterranean Market & Deli 3942 S. State Street South Salt Lake, UT 84107 801.266.2011 Meier’s Catering 4730 Holladay Blvd. Holladay, UT 84117 801.278.4655 Rico Mexican Delicatessen & Catering 500 East 779 South Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801.463.6390 Siegfried’s Delicatessen 20 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.355.3891 Seventy Second Street Catering 940 East South Union Avenue Midvale, UT 84047 801.561.8845 Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli 308 W. Broadway Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.531.8669

23rd Floor - Event Center, The 299 South Main, Suite 2300 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801.961.4050 4th Floor Centennial Room The E Center 3200 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, UT 84119 801.988.8800 Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City 15 West 200 South Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.595.0000 McCune Mansion 200 North Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801.355.9270 Millcreek Inn 5802 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd. Salt Lake City, UT 84109 801.278.7927 Point Restaurant & Reception Center 2000 Circle of Hope Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801.585.0616 Red Butte Gardens & Arboretum 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 801.581.7230 Rose Sachs Gardens Exit 131 Westbound Parley’s Canyon 801.486.6619 Salt Palace Convention Center 100 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 801.534.4777 University of Utah Guest House & Conference Center 110 South Fort Douglas Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84113 801.587.2980 Utah State Fairpark Corporation 155 North 1000 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 801.538.8400

Located downtown on Main Street – right in the center of our hotel district! Full menu for lunch and dinner with appetizers and daily specials. Besides a wide variety of wines, liquors and spirits, there is a large selection of draft and bottled beers. J u s t a s h o rt walk fro m all down town hot e ls

It’s an Irish pub, so belly up to the bar and order a beer or a traditional Irish coffee. A PRIVATE CLUB FOR MEMBERS 160 S. Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 801-359-7271

Cheers!

Step into Metropolitan, a welcoming haven dedicated to great food, drink and the art of living well. We believe good food, good friendships and laughter nourish the soul. Come in and celebrate life with us.

life at Metropolitan.

The Bar opens at 5:30 for $8 “Bar Bites”, dinner and drinks. Ask about our nightly 3 for $30 menu. Valet your car on Fridays and Saturdays. We also validate for any lot in the city. Open Monday - Saturday at 6pm for dinner. Award of Excellence 2001 - 2007 Wine Spectator

173 West Broadway (300 South) Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 801.364.3472 • www.themetropolitan.com

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Downtown Salt Lake City, Olympics 2002

Each Olympic venue has been transformed into a year-round community facility.

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or a lucky few host cities, the

Committee sanctioned events. Two national

golden days of the Winter Olympics

sports governing bodies… the United States Ski

might come around twice. Which begs

and Snowboard Association and the United

the question, after other Winter Olympics have

States Speedskating Association… relocated to

come and gone, what is the true legacy of the

Utah and the 14 Olympic venues continue to

2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games?

be used for events, training and recreation.

Whether or not Utah mints Olympic gold

All that experience has yielded Olympic gold,

again, one thing is sure, the 2002 Salt Lake

silver and bronze in abundance. At the 2010

City Winter Olympics paid off for Utah and

Vancouver Games no less than 51 U.S. athletes

the nation with 5 world-class built-for-the-

listed Utah as their place of birth, their home­town

games facilities, a worldwide appreciation for

or their current residence. Together those Utah

the many attractions of the state, and frequent

athletes won 22 of the 37 medals the Americans

appearances by American athletes on the medal

took home from Vancouver… nearly 60%!

platforms in subsequent Winter Olympics. The

games themselves generated a profit of $85

can enjoy Olympic legacy facilities – Utah

million, enough to endow the Olympic Park

Olympic Park, Soldier Hollow, Utah Olympic

and Oval in perpetuity.

Oval, and the Olympic Cauldron Park which

offer an array of activi­ties for people of all ages,

Bolstered by its Olympic experience and host

Moreover, Utah residents and visitors alike

of well-trained professionals and volunteers, since

abilities and aspirations.

2002 the state has hosted more than 50 World

Cups or Championships, and 76 US Olympic

com­munity facility, open year-round to the

Each venue has been transformed into a

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public for post-Games usage. There are intro­ ductory Olympic winter sports programs in basically all the Winter Olympic sports.

Utah Olympic Park

Utah Olympic Park

near Park City, UT served as the 2002 Olympic venue for ski jumping, nordic combined, bobsled,

Games 10 Olympic and eight world records fell

There is no

skeleton and luge. Now, visitors are treated to

by the wayside, the most ever in skating events

self-guided and expert tours of the competition

in one Olympics.

more stunning

sites, including the world’s highest altitude ski

jumps and the super-fast sliding track.

able for adults and children, including skating,

Salt Lake 2002

speed skating, short rack, figure skating, hockey

Games than

Soldier Hollow

Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State

Park was the busiest venue during the 2002 Games, hosting 23 events in biathlon, cross-country skiing and nordic combined. The facility features a

and curling. Other activities include Utah’s largest indoor running track, indoor soccer and

the sight of

lacrosse leagues, and special group events.

the Olympic

Olympic Cauldron Park

Cauldron.

31-kilometer trail system that includes beginner

and intermediate terrain specially designed for

with the design of the Olympic Cauldron and

families, “crossover” downhill skiers and first

how they light it, but even given that compe­

timers. It also offers snowshoe trails, a ski school

tition, Salt Lake’s Cauldron is a stunner.

and ski shop. In the summer, activities include

the Olympic Biathlon Experience, mountain

City residents to the Olympic ideals, Salt Lake’s

biking, horseback riding, and inline skating.

Cauldron rests, intact, just a few feet from

Utah’s Olympic Oval

The Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns is

reminder of the

Recreational learning programs are avail­

Olympic Games try to outdo each other

Thanks to the commitment of Salt Lake

where it burned as a beacon to athletes and spectators in February 2002.

Every year, on the anniversary of the Salt Lake

recognized as the premier speed skating facility

2002 Games, the IOC has given permission for

in the world, but only for skaters that care

the Cauldron to burn for 17 nights, casting its

Olympic Cauldron and Olympic Flags at RiceEccles Stadium

about world records. During the the 2002

spell and inspiring all who see it once again.

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Life Resorts & Spas entrance of Snow Canyon State Park, this red rock resort has won mention in nine categories of the 2006 SpaFinder magazine Reader’s Choice; hiking, affordability, best spas for men, weight loss, going solo, fitness program, cuisine, mind-body-spirit, and cooking classes.

The granddaddy of all Utah fitness spas is

Photo: Courtesy Red Mountain Spa

the Green Valley Spa. Ranked the best mid-

Utah boasts

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dozens of spectacular spas and resorts from alpine havens to red-

and one of the top three spas in the world by Travel & Leisure, Green Valley Spa boasts six pools, a wide range of fitness activities, a meditation room, and dozens of spa and treatment options. Rock climbing instruc­tion in the nearby moun­ tains is available throughout the week. For the tennis buff, there’s the Vic Braden Tennis College

f “geography is destiny” as the saying

and 19 tennis courts on the property. And hone

goes, no wonder Utah has such a rich and

your game at the spa’s 4,000 square foot indoor

varied spray of award-winning spas and

golf center with golf video analysis. The spa’s

resorts. Inspired by the extraordinary diversity

Coyote Inn features one- and two-bedroom suites.

of Utah’s geography, the State boasts dozens of

spectacular spas and resorts, from tiny alpine

resort that specializes in helping patrons “jump-

havens that have hosted Olympic athletes, to

start” their health and fitness goals. In addition,

reflective red-rock refuges that attract the rich

the resort offers spa and salon services.

and beautiful.

temperate climate, and almost Martian landscape,

Boasting easy access to Zion’s, Bryce and

Fitness Ridge Resort and Spa is a boutique

With its miles of Colorado River frontage,

the Grand Canyon national parks sits the

rock refuges.

booming city of St. George, consistently one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. St. George, about two hours by car north of Las Vegas and five hours south of Salt Lake City, hosts three superb resorts each in nearby Ivins.

One is Red Mountain Spa. Recently remodeled

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Life Resorts & Spas Midway, just 15 minutes from Park City. There’s a spa that offers massage, herbal, bodywrap, and facials, and facilities that include aromatherapy, Finnish sauna, steam, and a Photo: Courtesy Grand America Hotel

solarium. In addition, there’s a par-3, nine hole executive golf course, golf simulators and clinics, year-round swimming pools, whirlpool spas, geothermal springs, and both indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

Almost across the street from Zermatt is the

classic Homestead Resort. Sited on an expansive 200 acres, The Homestead has a golf course, year-

Grand America Hotel’s indoor pool helps guests to unwind

Moab is perhaps the world’s most famous loca­

round diving in a unique hot springs cavern, horse­

tion for smart mountain bikers. It’s also the

back riding, snowmobiling, volley­ball, tennis, plus

gateway to both Arches and Canyon­lands

142 rooms and convention and meeting space.

national parks and host to two notable resorts.

One is the Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge,

For the catch and release fly fisherman or

trophy elk hunter the 2,600 acre L.C. Ranch, in

located 100 feet above a bend of the Colorado

Altamont, offers an “anti-spa” destination with

Utah has a

River. The resort includes the Castle Creek Winery

its 28 trout ponds and easy access to more than

rich and

and a movie museum that has memorabilia from

500 lakes in the High Uintah Wilderness Area.

the many movies shot in the area. The resort’s

Oh, the L.C. Ranch still has its amenities, includ­

facilities include a pool, exercise room, and spa.

ing catered meals and a honeymoon cabin

varied spray of award-

winning spas and resorts.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort is a four-

Daniel’s Summit Lodge, also in the Uintahs,

diamond hotel and spa resort located on the

banks of a spectacular, isolated stretch of the

is a resort spa ready not only for you, but for the

Colorado River near Moab. Named a 2005

whole family. The lodge offers horseback riding,

World Traveler Award Winner as the best resort

Jeep and ATV rentals, and hiking in the summer

in the Rockies, Sorrel River Ranch boasts a

and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow­­

gourmet restaurant and a new health spa.

mobiling in the winter. There’s a pool, a day spa,

a gameroom, a general store, and a restaurant.

In northern Utah, closest to the State’s main

population base, all of the resorts and spas are located in Utah’s spectacular Wasatch Range and

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in the Uintah’s.

and wrapped in velvet green, Utah’s most famous

The baby of northern Utah resorts and spas

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complete with heart-shaped Jacuzzi.

With the coming of mild mountain weather

resorts are magnificent in the summer. But they

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seem to be in their most natural state when

above sea level, and 10 chairlifts serving 2,500

veiled in snow. Among the world’s most revered

skiable acres. Snowboarders are served by the

ski areas, the state has an abundance of facilities

exciting Terrain Park and a Superpipe. And

for skiers of every ability and taste. Utah’s ski

access to Mineral Basin has never been easier

resorts are always consistently ranked high among

than now thanks to newly-built 600-foot-long

the resorts of North America. In fact, seven of

tunnel, the first in North America.

Utah’s ski resorts are counted among Ski Magazine’s

top 30 in 2006. And Snowbird and Alta have been

miles up the canyon from Snowbird. Alta is the

facilities for

named the No. 1 or No. 2 ski resort in the United

nation’s second oldest ski resort and maybe the

skiers of every

States by SKIING Magazine every year since the

most traditional. It, too, averages about 500

State hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.

inches of Utah’s legendary powder. There are

more 116 runs and 2,200 skiable acres. Alta

The Cliff Spa at the Snowbird Ski/Summer Resort up Little Cottonwood Canyon

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At the top of the State’s only glacially-

Steep and deep describes Alta, about two

carved canyon in the south-east part of the Salt

works hard to give its skiers a high-quality, high-

Lake Valley, lie Snowbird and Alta. The ‘Bird’s

value experience. So it limits the number of skiers

terrain is loved by intermediate and advanced

and doesn’t allow snow­boarders at all.

skiers the world over, thanks in no small

measure to the fact that it receives on average

also in the Salt Lake Valley’s southeast side, sit

upwards of 500 inches of snow a year.

two more ski resorts beloved by locals and the ski

Snowbird has a 125-person aerial tram that

press, Brighton and Solitude. Brighton, has

whisks you up Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet

1,050 skiable acres and a terrain park served by

In the neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon,

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Escala Lodges at The Canyons

Utah’s famous resorts are magnificent.

seven lifts. It also the most night skiing in Utah

with 22 runs on more than 200 lighted acres.

seven mountains, The Canyons is Utah’s

Solitude has eight lifts serving 1,200 skiable

second-largest ski resort and one of the largest

acres and more than 2,000 feet of vertical drop

in the country by acreage. To cover that expanse,

from lodge to mountain summit. Solitude also

The Canyons has 17 lifts and 152 runs.

offers the most slopeside ski-in ski-out lodging in

Big Cottonwood Canyon.

for the 2002 Olympics; nearly 80 percent of

the resort is considered intermediate or

They didn’t have to trick out Snowbasin,

80 from Salt Lake City, boasts three world-class

advanced. Located above the Ogden Valley, a

ski destinations.

little more than an hour from Salt Lake City,

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Park City, up Parley’s Canyon on Interstate

With 3,700 skiable acres stretching over

Park City Mountain Resort was the venue

Snowbasin hosted the 2002 Olympic downhill

for the giant slalom as well as snowboard events

and super G events. It has 3,200 skiable acres

at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

which are blanketed on average by 400 inches

It averages 350 inches of snow a year, and has

of Utah’s powder a year.

3,300 acres of skiable terrain and a 3,000 foot

vertical drop. Deer Valley, justly famous for its

resorts remains assuredly intimate and luxurious.

luxuriant service and world-class cuisine, is

Located about 70 minutes from the Salt Lake

often ranked among the top three North

International Airport it sits on the eastern flanks

American ski resorts by the ski-industry press.

of 12,000-foot Mt. Timpanogos. Spread over

Deer Valley, the venue for the slalom, mogul,

5,000 acres Sundance is truly a year-round resort,

and aerial events at the 2002 Games has 1,700

with skiing in the winter and spectacular hiking

skier-only acres and more than 90 runs.

and horseback riding in the summer.

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A skier enjoys one of Utah’s many back country slopes

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enjoy Nordic, alpine, and jumps all within an hour of

n a place where the great outdoors is

with the NBA’s Utah Jazz, 2009 MLS Cup

not much further than your front door,

Champions Salt Lake Real, the most beautifully

Utah is a sports and recreation Mecca.

set triple-A baseball park around, the nation’s

Don’t believe it? Then lay out a map of Utah

newest glammed-out motorsports track, and top

on the kitchen table and borrow a compass like

ten college football and basketball programs.

the kind you used in high school geometry. Set

the pivot point at Salt Lake City and draw a

include some of the nation’s best whitewater rafting

circle, big or small it doesn’t matter.

and the country’s only private fossil quarry. Take

it out 250 miles and you’re within range of seven

If the radius is perhaps 50 miles, then

Draw the radius out to 150 miles and you

within that circle will be the Great Salt Lake

national parks, and more than a dozen dinosaur

touching down

along with dozen mountain lakes ready for

museums, monuments, quarries or attractions.

at Salt Lake

water skiing, a blue ribbon trout fishery, 10

renowned ski resorts, more 10,000 foot peaks

Lake area offers myriad adventures to those ready

than you could climb in a year, National

to be entertained, challenged, and even astonished.

Forests and Designated Wilderness Areas, herds

Salt Lake is a premier lifestyle mind trip from hiking

of rare mountain goats and other wildlife, one

to sailboarding in the summer to skiing and

the North America’s most important and

snowmobiling in the winter. There is something

diverse estuaries, unhaunted ghost towns, along

to satisfy every one of the Beehive State’s 18

International Airport.

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million-plus yearly visitors, most of whom start in the capital city (visit www.travel.utah.gov for comprehensive and up-to-date information).

The “Greatest Snow on Earth” attracts visitors

from November through April to Utah’s highranking resorts. Salt Lake boasts seven ski resorts within 35 miles of the airport and four crosscountry courses. Another six resorts and five courses are spread around the state. Skiers can enjoy Nordic, alpine, and jumps – all within an hour of touching down at Salt Lake International

Photo: Courtesy Park City Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Winter Sports Utah is a sports and recreation Mecca.

Airport. Little wonder that reader surveys con­ ducted by national magazines consistently rank

the state’s ski areas among the best anywhere.

ability, Utah skiing has it all – from cultivated

resort slopes to extreme helicopter or snowcat

The “Greatest Snow on Earth” motto on Utah

And why not? Whatever your style or

license plates is confirmed by everyone who takes

skiing in the backcountry, to au natural resorts

to the slopes. Even in a down year overall for skiing,

that neither make snow nor groom it. After a

the Utah Ski Association (www.skiutah.com)

day on the slopes, skiers and riders relax at

notes the 2009-10 season had 2% more skiers

aprés ski lodges, restaurants, clubs, or in one of

than the year prior. The last five ski seasons

the many local microbreweries. The state is

have had the most skier days in State history.

even home to the only ski-in, ski-out distillery

Utah is now the third most skied state.

in the world!

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Ski Resorts

tah has 14 operating ski resorts, seven of which are less than an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City. For more information on skiing in Utah, go to www.skiutah.com.

In Northern Utah Alta Ski Area www.alta.com 801.359.1078 Beaver Mountain Ski Resort www.skithebeav.com 435.753.0921 Brighton Ski Resort www.brightonresort.com 800.873.5512 The Canyons www.thecanyons.com 435.649.5400

Deer Valley Resort www.deervalley.com 800.424.3337 Nordic Valley 801.745.3511 Park City Mountain Resort www.parkcitymountain.com 800.222.7275 Powder Mountain Ski Resort www.powdermountain.net 801.745.3772 Snowbasin (A Sun Valley Resort) www.snowbasin.com 801.620.1000

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort www.snowbird.com 800.232.9542 Solitude Mountain Resort www.skisolitude.com 801.534.1400 Sundance www.sundanceresort.com 801.225.4107 Wolf Mountain Ski Resort www.wolfmountaineden.com 801.745.3511

In Southern Utah Brian Head Resort www.brianhead.com 435.677.2035 Nearby Teton Mountain Lodge Teton Village, Wyoming www. tetonlodge.com 307.734.7111

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Life Sports & Recreation cross-country skiers, including Soldier Hollow, site of the cross-country events in the 2002 Winter Games. Snowshoeing is attracting new winter back-country fans as well. Snowmobiling remains a traditional winter activity in Utah, where more than 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails can be found. Photo: Courtesy Utah Olympic Park

All of the athletic facilities constructed for

the 2002 Winter Games remain in place and are open to the public including uncommon winter sports like ski jumping and bobsleigh/luge at the Utah Olympic Park. In addition, ice-skating is open to the public at two Olympic facilities – The Oquirrh Park Oval in Kearns, rightly

Utah Olympic Park Training Pool

The 2002 Winter Games facilities

Utah resorts also offer a great deal of

diverse terrain for snowboarders. As the sport

Olympic and world records have been broken

grows, so does new terrain. Park City Mountain

there, and The Ice Sheet in Ogden – as well as at

Resort is again a top-ten venue; ranked number

other facilities. Both facilities offer periodic

5 by Ski Magazine and number one by

lessons in hockey, speed skating and curling to

Transworld Snowboard Magazine. The Eagle

interested adults and kids.

Superpipe (with new 22-foot walls) again hosted

the World Superpipe Championships; King’s

programs to compliment the winter fun!

Crown Super Park, Jonesy’s Park, and Payday

remain in place and are open to the public.

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Most of the resorts also offer summer

Park round out the venue. The many improve­

Spring, Summer & Fall Sports

ments have one the praise of Olympic Gold

Medalist Shaun White. “The parks are the best

con­tinues to be an outdoor haven. Utah offers an

in North America and the new Superpipe is

extensive menu of recreational opportunities to enjoy.

huge,” he says. Snowbird’s Superpipe – 375 feet

long, 50 feet wide, with 18-foot walls –

Zabriskie, a Utah native, trains for the tour in the

compliments their expanded terrain parks.

mountains in and around Salt Lake City. Bicycling

There are also terrain parks and pipes at

is easy in Utah because rides present themselves

Brighton, the Canyons, and Powder Mountain.

in almost any direction. Scenic rides in the alpine

terrain along the Wasatch Front are as popular as

For those who prefer their winter activities

Even after the snow has melted, Salt Lake

Prominent Tour De France rider Dale

with fewer crowds and more solitude, Utah

rides in the red rock country of Utah’s Dixie –

offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails for

just a few hours from Salt Lake City.

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For golfers, Utah is a little slice of heaven.

To fully experience Utah in its most natural

of 25 golf course within a half-hour drive of

state you probably have to hoof it, and the State’s

their home,” says Joe Watts, executive director

countless hiking and backpacking treks allow

of the 30,000-member Utah Golf Association.

nature lovers to fully experience the diverse

And many of them are reasonably-priced

landscape. Easy day hikes to clear mountain lakes

government-owned courses. According to the

and alpine meadows are within a 30-minute

National Golf Foundation Utah has more

drive of Salt Lake in the nearby Wasatch

government-owned courses per capita than any

Mountains. For those wanting true seclusion

other state. The result is that greens fees average

and a hard-core walkabout, the High Uintahs

perhaps half the cost of comparable courses

Wilderness Area is just a couple of hours drive

in neighboring Nevada or Arizona. In the

from downtown and offers a plethora of intri­

Salt Lake Valley alone there are over 40 golf

cate hikes into pristine wilderness areas, including

courses with another 30 less an hour from

King’s Peak, the highest point in Utah at 13,529

downtown. Course designs range from links-

feet. But don’t forget a jacket, because even in

style courses that would be at home in

August storms can bring snow at high altitudes.

Scotland, to parkland courses now in their

second century, to lake-side courses with

For golfers Utah is a little slice of heaven.

“Almost all the population of Utah has a choice

picture-postcard views of snow-capped

Salt Lake Area Golf Courses Public Golf Courses Bonneville 801.583.9513 Central Valley 801.973.6271 Eaglewood 801.299.0088 Fore Lakes 801.266.8621 ForrestDale (9h) 801.483.5420

Glendale 801.974.2403 Glenmoore 801.280.1742 Lakeside 801.295.1019 Meadow Brook 801.266.0971 Mick Riley (9h) 801.266.8185

Mountain View 801.255.9211 Mtn. Dell Canyon 801.582.3812 Murray Parkway 801.262.4653 Nibley Park (9h) 801.483.5418 Old Mill 801.424.1302

Riverbend 801.253.3673 Rose Park 801.596.5030 South Mountain 801.495.0500 StoneBridge 801.957.9000 TalonsCove 801.407.3303

Thanksgiving Point 801.768.7401 The Ranches at Eagle Mountain 801.789.8100 University 801.581.6511 WestRidge 801.966.4653 Wingpointe 801.575.2345

Hidden Valley Country Club 801.571.2951 Salt Lake Country Club 801.487.7569 Willow Creek Country Club 801.942.1621

For more information on Salt Lake City Golf Courses visit: www.slc-golf.com

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Life Sports & Recreation largest salt lake in North America, Utah lakes offer diversity like none other.

Water sports enthusiasts enjoy water skiing,

sailboarding, wakeboarding, and river running. The southern part of the state is worldrenowned for its whitewater rafting on the Green, Colorado, and San Juan Rivers. Photo: Steve Greenwood

The State is home to more than 630 species

of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians and most species are protected by state law. Given the proximity to the outdoors, wildlife watching is popular. For instance, every spring brings an influx of hundreds of bald eagles to

In summer or

mountains, to sparkling desert courses. When it

the shorelines of the Wasatch Front, within

winter, spring

comes to golf, Utah has it all.

range of millions. Wildlife spotters with keen

eyes can spot mountain goats which follow the

or fall, the

The quality of Salt Lake’s golf rivals the

choicest public courses in the country and

pasture up into the high cliffs in Little

Salt Lake area

features country-club-like course conditions.

Cottonwood Canyon as the snow melts, just a

offers a myriad

For example, the Golf Club at Thanksgiving

stone’s through from suburban Sandy, Utah.

Point, a Johnny Miller signature designed

course, ranked as one of the top 10 new courses

hunting activities. Deer remain the most

in the country at its founding. For more

popular big game. Elk, antelope, pheasant,

information, Utah golf vacations, Tee Times,

duck, goose, grouse, chukar partridge, wild

and “Stay & Play” golf packages, visit www.

turkey, are also popular game species.

of adventures.

Many Utahns also cherish traditional

utahgolftrail.com or www.slc-golf.com.

Utah’s deserts rival the deserts anywhere for

splendor and yet the State ranks sixth in the United States for the surface area of ‘boatable’ 100 bodies of water considered boatable and hundreds more lakes and ponds that you’ll long to linger near. But it’s not the number of lakes, but the diversity. From houseboating on the one-of-a-kind Lake Powell to fishing emerald waters in alpine forests, to floating freely in the 124

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water per capita. In fact Utah has more than

Utah State Parks

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Plan your trip at www.stateparks.utah.gov or call 877-UTPARKS

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Life Sports & Recreation another push into the Western Conference Playoffs in 2009. Over the last two decades only a tiny handful of teams have played in more playoff games. Here’s hoping for a repeat performance next season! For details, call Photo: Adam Barker, Courtesy S.L. Convention & Visitors Bureau

801.325.2500 or visit www.nba.com/jazz.

The 20,000-seat EnergySolutions Arena is

also Salt Lake City’s most versatile entertain­ ment facility, and has hosted everything from Olympic events, to rodeos to concerts from the likes of U2, The Eagles, and Josh Groban. The Utah Grizzlies of the American Hockey League have had only three losing seasons in 13 years and enjoyed eight playoff appearances and two Turner Cup wins. The Grizzlies skate at the state-of-the-art Maverik Center in West Valley City, another 2002

Energy Solutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz

Utah hosts a

Applications for most special big game

permits requiring a drawing are accepted each

visit www.utahgrizzlies.com.

January. Applications to hunt bear are taken in

February and for mountain lion and bobcat

Coast League powerhouse since 1915! play at

from October-November.

Spring Mobile Ballpark, a 15,500-seat stadium

that may feature the best mountain view in the

Hunting is allowed in most public areas of

the state, excluding national parks, monuments,

panoply of

Winter Olympics venue. Call 801.988.8017 or The triple-A Salt Lake Bees, a Pacific

minor leagues. The Bees have gone through

and state parks. Call the Utah Division of

professional

Wildlife Resources for specific regulations at

and collegiate

801.538.4700 or visit www.wildlife.utah.gov.

sporting events

Spectator Sports

year-round.

For a state with so many outdoor diversions, Photo: Courtesy NBAE

it’s amazing anyone finds time for anything else. And yet Utah hosts panoply of profes­sional and collegiate sporting events year-round. The Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, almost like clockwork made 126

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Life Sports & Recreation Utah, Utah State University, and Weber State University – play for die-hard fans and alumni almost year-round. Football and basketball are the most popular, and all the State’s teams have sent players to the professional ranks. The University of Utah and BYU regularly play in bowl games and go deep into the men’s and Photo: Steve Greenwood

women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. The Big Five schools also field intercollegiate and/or intra-mural teams in baseball, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball, and numerous others that keep the fans cheering. In 2010 the University of Utah was numerous iterations over the last 95 years but

Spring Mobile Ballpark, home of the Salt Lake Bees

they’ve been competitive and sent players up to

Even with the increasing number of professional

invited to the Pac-10 Conference.

the ‘bigs’ in almost every season. For tickets call

Parks, Monuments and History

801.485.3800 or visit www.slbees.com.

federally-owned acreage in the lower 48 states

Real Salt Lake of the MLS

Utah has one of the highest percentages of

(Major League Soccer) kicked off

and much of it is comprised of the seven

its inaugural season in April,

national forests, seven national monuments,

2005 and won its first MLS Cup

five national parks, two national recreation

Championship in a dramatic

areas, and many national historic sites within

shootout in 2009 after qualifying

the State’s borders.

sport offerings

for the playoffs during their last regular season

in the State,

game. Real was the eighth overall seed and the fifth place finisher, but rallied to defeat better-

collegiate

regarded teams. Real plays at the 20,000-seat,

sports remain

$145 million Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy. Photo: Courtesy University of Utah

Tickets are available by visiting www.

popular.

realsaltlake.com or calling 866.9Soccer.

Even with the increasing number of

professional sports offerings in the State, collegiate sports remain as popular as ever. The “Big Five” – Brigham Young University, Southern Utah University, the University of 128

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• Zion National Park, with a quiet grandeur carved over millennia by the Virgin River.

The Golden Spike National Historic Site,

celebrating the joining of the transcontinental railroad, is Utah’s most famous patch of ground and is just two hours north of the Airport. This Is The Place Heritage Park on Salt Lake City’s east side is the perfect place to step back in time and see how Utah’s early settlers built a life in a forbidding climate.

The 41 state parks from Bear Lake on the

north to Kodachrome on the south, weave a fantastic trail of beauty and intrigue throughout

Broken Arch in Arches National Park

All of the National Parks are in the State’s southern half and within an

Although widely different the National Parks

each share four things in common. All of the

city parks and recreation centers combine

parks are in the State’s southern half and within

education, recreation, and entertainment for the

an easy drive of Salt Lake City. Each is located

individual or the entire family.

in desert-like settings, and all are almost other­

worldly in their beauty. Several have formations

visitor sites are abundant, but early reservations

and geology unique in the world. Finally, water

are recommended. Campers can choose from

– precious in these parts – played a defining role

nearly 500 public and private campgrounds

in the formation of each of these national treasures.

throughout the state for camping, hiking,

• Arches National Park, home to the largest

backpacking, and sightseeing.

Accommodations in and near the parks and

concentration of natural stone arches in the

world, including the iconic Delicate Arch.

Utah Office of Tourism (800.200.1160 or

• Bryce Canyon National Park features

easy drive of

the state, while state historic sites, county and

More tourism information is available at the

www.travel.utah.gov).

Salt Lake City.

brilliant vermillion and yellows. • Canyonlands National Park offers dizzying vertical views thousands of feet down to the Green and Colorado Rivers or up to red rock cliffs. • Capitol Reef National Park with splashes of color in an inviting wilderness of sandstone formations, canyons and cliffs. 130

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Light rail, commuter rail and bus service Photo: Steve Greenwood

are part of a balanced transportation approach. TRAX light rail is expanding its service throughout the valley

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n the early 1900s Utahns had built

series of extensions. A line to the Salt Lake

such an expansive web of interurban

International Airport is scheduled for completion

railroads (read ‘light rail’) that it was

in 2012. The Mid-Jordan line, which extends

possible to ride from the southern half of Utah

10 miles from 6400 south to the master-planned

County all the way to Logan at the very

community of Daybreak in South Jordan. All

northern end of the State, more than 150

the track is laid and the line is more than 70%

miles, entirely on interurbans. The interurbans

complete and is expected to be operational in

failed, but they did expose Utah’s geography

2011. The West Valley Line, which branches

and its population patterns for what they are;

5 miles from the 2100 South station to an

crowded into a north-south corridor that is

intermodal station in West Valley City, should

hemmed in by the Great Salt Lake on the west

be completed by 2013. Still in the study phase

and the Wasatch Mountain Range on the east.

is an extension of the TRAX line south from its

In others word, the Wasatch Front is perfectly

current terminus in Sandy to Draper near the

suited for mass transit.

southeastern end of Salt Lake County.

One hundred years later Utahns are

FrontRunner, a heavy rail commuter train

rediscovering their mass transit heritage. The

that runs 44 miles from Pleasant View in

light rail system built in advance of the 2002

Weber County to the Salt Lake City center, has

Olympics, called TRAX, has found a legion of

been operational since April 2008. The exten­

regular riders. Its popularity has necessitated a

sion of Frontrunner from Salt Lake south to

Just 10 minutes

from downtown Salt Lake City and

less than an hour from exquisite mountain venues, Salt Lake City International Airport is your gateway to cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities. With over 800 daily flights, getting here isn’t hard—deciding to leave might be. For details, visit our website at www.slcairport.com.

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Light rail, commuter rail and bus service are

part of a balanced transportation approach to address problems associated with growth and traffic congestion along the Wasatch Front.

International Airport Photo: Steve Greenwood

Salt Lake City International Airport is

within 2.5 hours from half of the nation’s population, making the ‘Crossroads of the West’ moniker especially appropriate when referring to air travel. The airport – situated just 10 minutes west of Salt Lake City’s central business

Salt Lake City is Delta Air Lines’ fourth largest hub

The Salt Lake International

Provo is 50 percent complete and is expected to

district – serves about 20 million passengers

be operational by 2015. Long term plans call

annually and ranks as the 22nd busiest airport

for FrontRunner to extend as far as Brigham

in the nation and the 59th busiest in the world.

City on the north to Payson on the south, a

total distance of 115 miles.

terminals, five concourses and approximately 80

Mass Transit

Airport is

situated just 10 minutes west of Salt Lake City’s central business district.

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The private Utah Transit Authority (UTA)

The easy to access facility consists of two

gates. Wireless Internet service is available throughout the airport.

The airport is served by eight airlines and

offers convenient public transportation along

their affiliates: American, Continental, Delta,

most of the Wasatch Front. With a 1,400 square

Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines,

mile service area spanning six counties, UTA

and US Airways. Combined they offer 840

provides public transit to more than 77 percent

scheduled daily flights to 90 destinations nonstop

of Utah’s population and most of the state’s

including nonstop service to Paris and Tokyo.

largest communities. Services provided by UTA

In 2009 Salt Lake City International was ranked

include TRAX light rail in Salt Lake County, an

first in the nation for on-time performance by

inter-county fixed-route bus system, and

the U.S. Department of Transportation. The

Flextrans, the agency’s paratransit operation that

airport has long enjoyed a top ten customer

provides curb-to-curb transportation for riders

service ranking from JD Powers and Associates.

with disabilities. UTA busses are by far the most

convenient and ecological route to local ski

largest hub and approximately 75 percent of the

areas during the winter months and UTA also

airport’s traffic is through Delta.

offers a comprehensive Rideshare program

featuring more than 450 vanpools.

expansion plans call for demolishing the current

Salt Lake City is Delta Air Lines’ fourth

To meet burgeoning demand, future

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horseshoe and spokes design in favor of a

central terminal with two parallel concourses,

for congested traffic in Davis and Salt Lake

much like the airports in Denver and Dallas.

County, connects I-15 in Farmington with the

The concourses would be connected by under­

I-215 beltway in North Salt Lake and opened

ground trains. The change, if approved, would

in September 2008. Because of its proximity to

allow planes to get into and out of gates faster.

the wetlands of the Great Salt Lake, in building

With approval construction could begin in 2011.

Legacy Parkway, the Utah Department of

Interstate Highways

Utah’s transportation system includes

The 14-mile Legacy Parkway, a relief valve

FrontRunner, UTA’s Commuter Rail

UTA provides

Transportation has been especially sensitive to

public transit

environmental concerns. Features include

to nearly

native species landscaping, an expansive nature

80 percent

40,707 miles of federal, state, and local

preserve, and a parallel multi-use trail for

highways and roads, including three Interstate

pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that run

of Utah’s

highways… I-80 (east to New York City/west

the full-length of the Legacy Parkway.

population.

to San Francisco), I-15 (north to Canada/ south to Mexico) and I-70 (east through

Railways

Denver to Baltimore)… and are vital to the

efficient movement of goods and materials

driven at Promontory Summit, Utah, linking

throughout the intermountain region. I-80

by rail the east with the west. Today, about

and I-15 converge in Salt Lake, allowing

1,700 miles of railroad track in Utah stretch

convenient access to the Wasatch Front and

from Iron County in the southwest, Grand

points beyond. The I-215 belt route offers

County in the southeast, Tooele County on the

expanded access along the eastern and western

west and Box Elder and Cache Counties on the

perimeters of the valley.

North. They converge in the Salt Lake-Ogden

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Legacy Parkway serves as a scenic drive between Salt Lake and Davis Counties

area. Because of its central location, Utah is an

There are more than 2,300 registered interstate

excellent interline switching route for West Coast

and intrastate motor freight carriers with

shipments and for Eastern and Midwestern

operations in the state. Daily direct service

terminals. The merged Southern Pacific and Union

from Utah’s metropolitan areas to all major

Pacific provide freight service in and through Utah.

cities in the continental U.S. and Canada is

Amtrak trains… which arrive at and depart

available through these carriers. Delivery times

Utah’s

from Salt Lake City’s Intermodal Transportation

to all the western States is only two days away

transportation

Center… provide daily passenger service to and

while cities as far east as Cincinnati are about

from points throughout the United States.

three days distant.

Air Freight

Customs Port of Entry

system includes 40,707 miles of federal, state, and local highways and roads.

Air freight service in the Salt Lake area puts

shippers within hours of any point in the

port city, making it a regional center for

nation. The airport’s cargo carriers handle

warehousing and distribution. Goods that

nearly 300 million pounds of air cargo and

enter under bond may be stored in customs-

airmail a year. Growth in cargo activity at Salt

bonded facilities for up to five years without

Lake International Airport has necessitated the

payment of customs duty. Should goods be

development of a new cargo area, which is

exported during this period, then no duty

located north of the terminals.

is paid.  

Motor Freight

Trade, transportation, and utilities

employ nearly 225,000 people in Utah. 136

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Salt Lake City International Airport

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long been

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connections between these technological firsts.

and indications are that technology will continue

important

For extra points name the technologist and or

to pace the State’s economy for years to come.

scientists who developed them.

• The first electronic hearing aid

According to Cyberstates 2010, 4.8 percent of

• The first red-green electric traffic light

the state’s employment is in the tech sector and

• The first electronic television

there are 4,400 high tech firms in the state.

• The first electronically-amplified guitar

Combined, Utah’s tech and biotech companies

• The first computer game

employ nearly 60,500 Utahns who draw more

• The first computer graphics

than $4 billion in annual wages. More notable

• The first artificial arm

still, as the rest of the country was shedding tech

• The modern word processor

jobs Utah added 600 high tech jobs.

• ARPANET

• The first artificial heart

many outside the State. A report from Kansas

City’s Kauffman Foundation… the most prom­

Science and technology have

components of Utah’s economy.

r. Science has a pop quiz,

science and technology students:

components of Utah’s economy… as history shows

Draw a flow chart that explains the

Utahns are gifted entrepreneurs and problem solvers…

The connection between these disparate items?

Science and technology have long been impor­tant

Raw numbers tell Utah’s current tech story.

This vitality has attracted the admiration of

All the above were developed in Utah or by Utahns. inent keeper of the America’s entre­preneurial

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Add to the list the many famous tech companies flame… named Utah as tops for economic

founded by Utahns including Pixar, Adobe,

dynamism, second in investor patents, four in

Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Novell, and others.

fastest-growing firms, and fifth in venture capital.

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Life Technology & Science USTAR

• The Nano Institute is also working on polymers and nanoparticles that could

In March 2006 Utah’s government leaders

provide extremely targeted drug delivery.

realized that even as yeasty as Utah’s tech sector

USTAR is meant to enhance collaboration between Utah’s

is it still needed funding. So the legislature enacted

and funded Senate Bill 75, aka the Utah Science

generate $4.9 billion in new external research

Technology and Research economic development

funds, 422 new companies, 123,400 jobs

initiative (USTAR).  In 2009, the legislature

paying $62 billion in salaries, and $5 billion in

doubled down by deploying funds from the

new tax revenues for the state, according to a

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to

study by the University of Utah’s Bureau of

supplement the State’s funding for USTAR.

Economic and Business Research.

USTAR is meant to enhance collaboration

Over the next 30 years, USTAR could

Venture Capital

tech companies

between Utah’s tech companies and Utah’s colleges

and Utah’s

and universities, with special emphasis on areas

where Utah already enjoys competitive advan­

down was $177.6 million in 2009, down from

tage. The goal is to get ideas out of university

$205.8 million in 2008, according to

labs and into commercial markets, and thereby

MoneyTree Venture Capital Profile for the

increase the number of high-quality, high-pay

United States, a survey by Pricewaterhouse

jobs in Utah. USTAR is building two interdis­cipli­

Coopers / Venture Economics / National

nary facilities on the campuses of the University

Venture Capital Association.

of Utah and Utah State University. The USU

lab is scheduled to open in 2011 and the UofU

climate leaves so many deals unfunded, in

lab’s scheduled opening is 2012. More researchers

January 2003 the State Legislature enacted the

to fill the labs are being courted now.

“Utah Venture Capital Enhancement Act”

popularly known as the Utah Fund of Funds.

universities.

The USTAR funding is already bearing

The Utah Fund of Funds was created to

• A team at the University of Utah received an

enhance the venture capital culture and

$88 million grant from the Department of

infrastructure in Utah and increase venture

Energy to study carbon sequestration.

capital investment in the state.

The Fund of Funds is a little bit like a

given as much as $5 million to develop

mutual fund. The fund of funds takes state tax

algae-based fuel.

credits, capitalizes them and invests the money

• The Nano Institute of Utah is developing

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Because Utah’s active entrepreneurial

early fruit.

• Specialists at Utah State University could be

Photo: Courtesy University of Utah Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute

Venture capital deal flow in Utah was

in venture capital funds that in turn agree to

testing systems that could detect disease

invest in Utah and Utah companies. To date 38

with just a drop of fluid using something

Utah companies have raised more than $201

like a “credit card swipe.”

million from those funds.

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Life Park City

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Park City’s Main Street

t least five states claim a commu-

forested mountains. And chi-chi shops and

­ nity named Park City. But when

restaurants… many of them housed in historic

you say Park City to the rich or

buildings… vie for your attention up and down

Chi-chi shops

famous, they know you’re not talking about the

the near-vertical Main Street.

and restaurants

Park City in Kansas or Illinois. Every Hollywood

celebrity, and every wild-eyed paparazzi, knows

anywhere in North America is closer to an

the many charms of Park City, Utah.

international airport than Park City. Park City

is just 36 miles from Salt Lake International

vie for your attention up

For 25 years Park City has hosted the

It gets better. No mountain resort town

internationally-famous Sundance Film Festival.

and down Main Street.

winter sports world championships that have been there since and it’s not exactly like you have to describe the place to your travel agent.

It’s easy to see why people come even when

the Sundance-goers aren’t screening the best in independent film. In any season and in every direction you look the area is just so darn picturesque. The city is set among steep, green142

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Add to that the 2002 Olympics and all the

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It didn’t start out that way. Originally all of

Park City’s charms were inside the mountains, not on them.

Over the years some $400 million in silver,

gold and lead was removed from mines in and around Park City, creating 18 silver baron

Photo: Rob Bossi, Courtesy The Canyons® Resort

million­aires, among them the father of the famed news­paperman William Randolph Hearst. Then beginning in the 1940s, as the silver played out, Park City entered its ‘quaint’ phase. In the 1960s Park City was as likely to be the home of hippies as miners.

In 1963 when the first Park City ski

resort opened, called Treasure Mountain, skiers started the lift to the top of the mountain with a journey into the mountain via a mine

People along the Wasatch Front commonly consider Park

Airport. Whether you’re leaving Manhattan

train before being lifted 1800 feet to the top

Beach or Manhattan Island you can get a direct

of the mountain on a mine hoist elevator!

flight and be skiing or golfing before the day is

Those were the days of blue collar skiing.

through. Don’t try that at Aspen!

That was then.

But that 36 miles… along with the Wasatch

Nowadays Park City and its three resorts…

Range massif… separates Park City from Salt

Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort,

Lake City not just physically but culturally.

and The Canyons… feature 371 runs, 53 lifts

Park City was one of only a handful of cities in

serving 9,026 skiable acres on the “Greatest

part Colorado

Utah not founded by the Mormons. The Park

Snow on Earth.” In just the last eight years,

and yet

City Restaurant Association cheekily advertises

more than $139 million has been invested on

the culinary treasures there to Salt Lake

ski mountain improvements.

residents as the “Republic of Park City.” And

people along the Wasatch Front commonly

Sundance Film Festival to Park City. The

consider Park City to be part California, part

summers are spent mountain biking, fishing

Colorado and yet somehow all Utah.

and water sports, golfing at six public and six

private courses, attending concerts and gallery

City to be part California,

somehow all Utah.

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No wonder… then…that you’re likely to

Every January brings the aforementioned

spot so many Hollywood types shopping or

showings and shopping.

dining with the hoi polloi in Park City. Chances

are Park City is their second home, too!

manage their press clippings and accolades.

The rest of the year city fathers and mothers

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Life Park City

• Park City Mountain Resort was ranked

Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons Resort

5th best resort by readers of TransWorld

include Riverhorse on Main, Glitretind,

Snowboarding. 

Goldener Hirsch and Grappa Italian.

• Ski Magazine readers names Park City

Park City and its three resorts

• Deer Valley’s restaurants The Mariposa and

mountain resort as the #1 most accessible

the Seafood Buffet have received #1 Zagat

resort and the #4 resort overall. The resort

ratings since Zagat started reviewing Utah

also won a Silver Eagle Award of excellence

restaurants. The Mariposa’s executive chef,

for energy conservation from Clif Bar.

Clark Norris, was the first chef from Utah

• Ski Magazine’s top resort is Deer Valley, which

receive top

• Four Diamond eateries in Park City in 2009

invited to the prestigious James Beard House.

finished #1 in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Indeed,

accolades.

Deer Valley resort hasn’t finished lower than third place in the reader’s poll since 2002. Resort Hotel received Four Diamonds from AAA Travel in 2009. • Other 2009 Four Diamond award winners in Park City include Goldener Hirsch Inn in Deer Valley and Hotel Park City. • Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City was named to the 2009 Five Diamond property list by AAA. 146

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• The ski-in ski-out Canyons Grand Summit

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facilities in North America open to the public. The Olympic bobsled and luge track… one of the fastest in the world… is open to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime, white-knuckle, 54-second, 75 m.p.h. bobsled ride.

Every January Park City opens its doors to

mysterious people cloaked in black. They’re not Goths (usually). Instead they’re independent film and dealmakers trying to grab their share of critical acclaim and/or box office gold at Robert Redford’s renowned Sundance Film

No wonder that 41 percent of nonresident

Festival. Many of the films are made to be and

skiers stay in Park City whether they ski at any

remain small after showing there. But every

of the State’s other 10 resorts or not.

year at least a handful of films, seen first at

Sundance, make their way to the neighborhood

What’s to do in Park City? Each of the

resorts offers something different for visitors.

megaplex. See them first at Sundance.

Imagine gliding down long cruising runs of

corduroy groomed slopes, conquering steep

into the Emerald City, it attracts legions of sun

chutes and powder-filled bowls, even radical

lovers. The area’s three mountain resorts offer

half pipes and terrain parks are available to riders.

thousands of acres of terrain that is open to the

Both The Canyons and Park City Mountain

public for hiking, biking, picnicking, or just

Resort offer skiing and snowboard­ing, while

relaxing. Park City’s year-round residents are an

just visiting

Deer Valley Resort caters strictly to skiers.

outdoorsy bunch who have created more than

Park City is

With its clean, clear, dry air and sparkling blue skies

Throughout the winter, Park City is home

to prestigious snow-sport events including

therapeutic.

frequent World Cup stops. Park City hosted one-third of the events for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. All of the Olympics’ venues are still in place and many welcome even the most amateur of athletes during both winter and summer seasons.

One of the most exciting is the Utah Olympic

Park Built for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Park is home to one of a small 148

After the snow melts and Park City turns

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There are thousands of acres of terrain open to the public for outdoor enthusiasts

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Imagine you’re John Daley and can crush a

Photo: Mark Maziarz, Courtesy P.C. Chamber & Visitors Bureau

during the summer months carrying mountain

monster drive off the tee. In Park City you

Many visitors

don’t have to imagine. Because of the high

altitude, golf balls fly quite a bit further there.

its 20 plus saloons lustily lining Main Street.

They call it “ego golfing,” and for everyone

Now Park City is also for minors. There’s the

that’s not already John Daley there’s nothing

twisty turns of the perennially popular Alpine

out that

like a 275-plus yard drive at one of the many

Slide, Summer Adventure Camp at Deer Valley,

one of the

courses in Park City. And those courses come

chuckwagon rides, hot air ballooning and horse

with storied pedigrees. Park City boasts courses

rides. But to come to Park City without check­

nation’s

by designers Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Jack

ing out Utah Olympic Park, where Olympic

premier ski

Nicklaus, 2004 Architect of the Year, Gene

athletes train year-round is a near travesty.

destinations

Bates, and Masters Champion Mark O’Meara.

No wonder that many visitors are finding out

luge or skeleton athlete riding the “Quicksilver”

is in fact a

that one of the nation’s premier ski destinations

alpine slide, a European-style alpine slide and

golfer’s

is in fact a golfer’s Valhalla, too.

the first of its kind in North America. Its state-

Valhalla, too.

Used to be Park City was for miners with

are finding

Visitors can sample what it’s like to be a

Park City Golf Courses Public Courses Park City Golf Club The Homestead Resort Wasatch Golf Club Soldier Hollow Golf Club Mountain Dell Golf Club

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For more information on Park City golf vacation packages and tee times, visit: www.parkcityutahgolf.com

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With its clean, clear, dry air and sparkling

blue skies just visiting Park City is therapeutic. But if you want to take it to the next level, Park City offers more than a dozen luxury and day spas, including specialty treatments for your canine companions and for golfers.

Park City’s

Photo: Katie Eldridge, Courtesy the Canyons® Resort

year-round residents are an outdoorsy bunch.

Park City also offers plenty of ‘retail

therapy,’ too. From the charming shops and galleries lining Main Street to the branded bargains at the factory outlet mall, Park City has something for everyone.

And when you come, bring your appetite

to Park City. There’s more than 100 restaurants and bars to choose from and every kind of cuisine imaginable. And Park City attracts many of world’s finest chefs and restaurateurs. Chef Bill Hufferd’s Riverhorse on Main became

The Canyons Resort holds many festivals throughout the summer months

of-the-art steel track allows riders to weave down

the first restaurant in Utah to earn the coveted

a narrow course on an open speed-controlled sled.

DiRoNA award dedicated to “excellence in

Olympic Park also offers the Xtreme Zip… the

dining.” Seven Park City restaurants… Bangkok

world’s steepest… which jets along at 50 miles

Thai on Main, Glitretind, Spruce, 350 Main,

per hour along the 120 meter ski jump hill, or

J&G Grill, Jean-Louis, and The Mariposa…

for a milder ride, the Ultra Zip travels along

have been awarded the Wine Spectator Award

the winter freestyle hill. For the daring, three-

of Excellence. Bill White’s French-Asian

man summer bobsled rides are available on

restaurant, Wahso, was rated one of the top ten

“The Comet” which accelerates to 70 miles per

restaurants “in the World” by Fodors Travel.

hour and pulls 4 G’s of force – an equivalent of a 40-story drop – piloted by an experienced bobsled track. It’s over in a minute, but your kids will never forget the thrill. And every Saturday in the summer months Olympic freestyle hopefuls and national ski and snow­board team members delight and amaze audiences with

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Park City hosts events including the Park City Arts Festival, the International Music Festival, and an PARK CITY ARTS

Eccles Center Look for a full season of musical and cultural entertainment that includes touring groups from around the world at the Eccles Center. Call 435.655.3114 for performance and ticket information, or visit www.ecclescenter.org. Egyptian Theatre This intimate theater setting offers everything from critically acclaimed dramas to musical farce at its best. Call 435.649.9371 for ticket information. www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org. Kimball Art Center Gallery hours at the Kimball Art Center are MondayThursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Call 435.649.8882 or visit www.kimball-art.org for further information. Park City Film Series Enjoy independent films, Sundance Favorites, and less mainstream films, all part of the Park City Film Series. Films are shown at the Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Avenue, at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. Call 435.615.8291 for more information or visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com. Sundance Film Festival Jan. 20-29, 2011. Robert Redford’s annual festival, highlighting films from independent filmmakers, comes once again to Sundance, Park City and Salt Lake City. For scheduling, visit www.sundance.org or call 801.521.2525 for tickets.

International

Park City International Music Festival at The Canyons Resort The Park City International Music Festival presents concerts year-round with an emphasis on the Festival’s acclaimed summer concert series. For more information call 435.649.5309 or visit the Festival website at www.pcmusicfestival.com.

Jazz Festival.

MUSEUMS

Summit County Courthouse Museum 60 N. Main St. • Coalville, UT 84060 www.co.summit.ut.us 435.336.3015 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 to 5 Located in the historic 1904 Summit County Courthouse, the Summit County Museum offers the history of coal mining, the lumber industry, and oldfashioned soda fountains, complete with a jukebox and the Coalville Baseball Team of the 1930’s. Park City Museum & Territorial Jail 538 Main St. • Park City, UT 84060 www.parkcityhistory.org 435.649.6104 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6 Located in Park City’s old 1885 City Hall, the museum offers exhibits on mining and skiing history and an original restored stagecoach. Spend some time in the territorial jail.

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Davis County provides great fun for residents and visitors along the Wasatch Front

During the summer, there are many fun

hether it’s the excitement and

migratory and nestling birds. Farmington Bay

energy of Lagoon Amusement

Waterfowl Management Area and the Great Salt

Park, the fun of Cherry Hills

Lake Shorelands Preserve both offer access to prime

Resort and Water Park, the unique back to nature

bird watching habitat and stunning views of the

activities on Antelope Island State Park, or the

Great Salt Lake.

challenge and beauty of nine public access golf

courses, Davis County offers something to engage

Park, or the east bench which is rich with many

and excite kids and adults of all ages.

trails. Visitors with all terrain vehicles will enjoy the

beautiful ride up Farmington Canyon to the top of

For those who enjoy the great outdoors and

Hikers will enjoy either Antelope Island State

soft adventure, take advantage of over 36 miles of

Francis Peak and hikers and picnickers will find

events planned

trails offering varying levels of difficulty and views.

Mueller Park in Bountiful one of Utah’s best for

in the county.

Bring your mountain bike, a sea kayak, or a paddle

hiking and picnicking.

boat and tour the island. If horseback riding is

your forte, take a one, two or four hour open

planned in the county including the Annual Moonlight

access horseback rides tailored to your interests by

Bike Ride on Antelope Island in July, Annual Bountiful/

our outfitter or bring your own horse and enjoy

Davis Summerfest International in August, and the

the many miles of trails. For a unique swimming

Annual Antelope Island Balloon and Kite Stampede

experience, be sure to walk through the oolitic

scheduled on Labor Day weekend in September.

sand on the way to floating in the Great Salt Lake.

activities and events in the Davis County Area are

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Nearly 80 percent of Utah’s wetlands surround

During the summer, there are many fun events

Information on packages and on many other

the Great Salt Lake, making its ecosystem one of

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Salt Lake City is the nation’s

E Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 988.8800 EnergySolutions Arena. . . . . . . . . . 325.2000 Salt Lake Bees/ Spring Mobile Ballpark. . . . . . . 325.2273 Salt Palace Convention Center. . . . 534.4777 Utah Cultural Celebration Center. 965.5100 USANA Ampitheatre. . . . . . . . . . . 536.1234

LDS Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408.1100 Pioneer Valley Hospital . . . . . . . . . 964.3100 Primary Children’s Med. Center. . . 588.2000 Salt Lake Regional Med. Center. . . 350.4111 Shriners Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536.3500 St. Mark’s Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . 268.7111 University of Utah University Hospital. . . . . . . . . . 581.2121

Recreation

Car Registration

Library

Utilities

State Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . 297.7780 (Utah State Tax Commission) Driver License Division. . . . . . . . . 965.4437 City Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535.6333

Salt Lake City Public Library System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524.8200 Salt Lake County Library System. . 943.4636

Complaints

Animal Services – City and County. . . . . . . . . . . . 269.7499 Auto and Boat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297.7780 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535.7718 Hunting, Fishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538.4700 Motor Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297.7780 or 800.368.8824 Parking Tickets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535.6321 Professional Licenses . . . . . . . . . . . 530.6628

Animal Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269.7499 Better Business Bureau. . . . . . . . . . 892.6009 Consumer Protection. . . . . . . . . . . 530.6601

#1 city to live,

Getting Around

work, and

Utah Highway Conditions . . . . . . . . . . 511(from in-state) 866.511.8824 (from out-of-state) Utah Transit Authority “RIDEUTA”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743.3882 Weather Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575.7669

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Getting Children Settled

City Health Department . . . . . . . . 468.2750 School Districts: Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 646.5000 Jordan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567.8100 Salt Lake City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 578.8599 Utah Department of Health . . . . . 538.6101 Utah Dental Association . . . . . . . . 261.5315 Utah Medical Association. . . . . . . . 355.7477 Utah Office of Education. . . . . . . . 538.7500 Immunizations. . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.275.0659

Government Information

Division of Aging Services Senior Information. . . . . . . . . . 468.2480 Economic Development (State Agency). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538.8700 Econ. Dev. Corp. of Utah . . . . . . . 328.8824 Information Referral Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 (from in-state) or 978.3333 Salt Lake City Government. . . . . . 535.6333 Human Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538.4171 Workforce Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 526.9675

Licenses

Mail

U.S. Postal Service. . . . . . . . . . 800.275.8777

Major Newspapers/Cable

Deseret Morning News . . . . . . . . . 237.2800 The Salt Lake Tribune . . . . . . . . . . 237.2800 Comcast (Cable TV) . . . . . . . . . . . 485.0500 800.770.4824

Newcomers Club of Salt Lake

Hot Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261.5656

Real Estate

Apartment Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328.8100 For Rent Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . 363.9815 Homes Illustrated . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266.4494 Utah Association of Realtors . . . . . 268.4747

Fish and Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538.4700 Parks and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . 538.7220 Salt Lake City Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . 972.7800

Taxes

IRS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.829.1040 Utah State Tax Commission. . . . . . 297.2200 Gas: Questar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324.5111 Garbage Pick Up: Salt Lake City (green cans) . . . . 535.6970 Salt Lake County (black cans). . 562.6435 Phone Books: Dex Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800.422.1234 Hispanic Yellow Pages. . . . . . . . 274.8814 Phone Directories Company. . 800.443.0801 Regional Telephone Directory. . 261.3360 Utah Yellow Pages. . . . . . . . . . . 262.6411 Verizon Superpages . . . . . . . . . . 370.2499 Power: Rocky Mountain Power. . . . 888.221.7070 Sewer: County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.2904 Salt Lake City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483.6900 Snow and Trash Removal. . . . . . . . 535.6999 Telephone: Qwest Communications. . . . . . 237.5511 Sprint/Nextel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.3459 First Digital Telecom (specific areas). . . . . . . . . . . . 456.1000 Water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483.6900

Visitor Information

Salt Lake Chamber. . . . . . . . . . . . . 364.3631 Ski Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534.1779 . or 1.800.SKI.UTAH SL Convention & Visitors Bureau. 521.2822 Utah Office of Tourism. . . . . . 800.200.1160

Area Code is 801 unless otherwise noted. For more resources or information on Salt Lake City and surrounding counties visit www.utah.gov, www.slco.org, or www.ci.slc.ut.us.

AMBULANCE, FIRE, POLICE. . . . . . . 911 Gold Cross Ambulance . . . . . . . . . 972.3600 Utah Poison Control Center . . 800.222.1222 SL County Sheriff . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743.7000 SL City Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 799.3000 Unified Fire Authority (SL County Fire). . . . . . . . . . 743.7200 or 911 for Emergency SL City Fire Dept.. . . . . . . . . . . 799.4103 or 911 for Emergency Clerk’s Office: Voter Registration. . . . . . . . . . . 468.3427 Marriage Licenses & Passports. . 468.3439

Hospitals

Alta View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501.2600 Lakeview Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . 299.2200 Cottonwood Hospital . . . . . . . . . . 314.5300 Davis Hospital/Med Center. . . . . . 807.1000 Huntsman Cancer Institute. . . . . . 585.0303 Jordan Valley Hospital. . . . . . . . . . 561.8888

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Government Offices

Our approach to healthcare has meant coverage in

The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others. But it’s meant far more to our patients.

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What it comes down to is healing.

LDS Hospital and Primary Children’s among best, says U.S. News & World Report.

The New York Times says Intermountain is example in cutting medical costs.

Intermountain Healthcare’s LDS Hospital has again been named one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, ranked in more specialties than any other in Utah. Intermountain Primary Children’s was ranked as a top children’s hospital, with the lowest mortality rate in the U.S. for highly complex procedures.

Intermountain Healthcare was highlighted by The New York Times for cutting healthcare costs and doing things “right the first time” in reducing infections and drug errors, and in helping newborns better avoid needing intensive care. ...........................

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For the eighth time in nine years, Intermountain has been named by Hospitals and Health Networks as one of the top tech-savvy hospital systems in the U.S. We are the only Utah provider to make the list. ...........................

The awards and recognition are significant because of what they mean for our patients: higher quality medical care, allowing for a better chance at healing. ...........................

Better cost/quality, according to The Wall Street Journal. One story in The Wall Street Journal named Intermountain Healthcare, along with the Mayo Clinic, as the nation’s best at keeping costs low and quality high. Two other stories focused on how our birth practices lead to healthier babies, and how our ICUs better involve family members with patients. ........................... A top system according to Modern Healthcare.

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Intermountain Healthcare has been ranked one of the nation’s top integrated health systems by Modern Healthcare. This means our hospitals and doctors work with our health plan to deliver better care for our patients. For nine years, we’ve been ranked first or second in the annual study.

Less need for newborns in intensive care according to the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times published a story focused on Intermountain’s 39-week induction protocol. It has resulted in a reduction in the need for C-sections, fewer newborns in intensive care and fewer medical interventions and problems occuring in delivery.

Using computer technology to aid in patient care.

It all leads back to the patient. The awards and honors are good to receive, but only because they are an indication of the skill and compassion of Intermountain’s caregivers. They also point to the fact that our approach to healthcare serves the people of Utah well. The findings reported from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times above are provided for informational purposes only. Intermountain is not sponsored by or otherwise affiliated with these media outlets.

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