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5 places that bring your outdoor activities inside for the winter

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 11:31am

Even if you are one of Utah's many outdoor enthusiasts, it doesn't mean that you have to love Utah winters. That's why we've brought you five places that bring your favorite outside activities indoors for your wintertime enjoyment.

Renovation begins at hotel in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 4:54pm

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.

Utah adds 3 reservoirs to mercury advisory

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 3:31pm

Three reservoirs — Millsite, Big Sand Wash and Pineview — were added to Utah's mercury fish consumption advisory after scientists discovered elevated levels of mercury in tissue samples of fish.

Wolverine caught on remote camera in west-central Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 2:01pm

A wolverine has been recorded on an Idaho Fish and Game camera near McCall in west-central Idaho as part of a four-state study to determine where the elusive mammals live.

Large rock slide closes section of road, trails at Zion National Park

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 3:15pm

A large rock slide Friday evening has shut down access to several trails and closed a portion of road at Zion National Park at the start of an expected busy holiday weekend, officials said.

47-point buck from Tennessee likely a new world record

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 1:10pm

Think it's hard to shoot a world-record buck? That's nothing compared to the long and difficult process of getting it officially recognized as a record.

Where to go ice climbing along the Wasatch Front

Carolyn Webber, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 11:34am

Find the best routes along the Wasatch Front for ice climbing this season.

3 new products showcased at the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 11:29am

The 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer is in full swing in Salt Lake City, and with it, a slew of new and innovative products are being unveiled for the first time.

Outdoor company wants to sponsor you to pick up litter

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 11:29am

If you're the type of hiker who picks up trash when you see it, Granite Gear may be interested in sponsoring you on a thru-hike this year.

Black Diamond co-founder calls on outdoor trade show to leave Utah over public lands stance

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 5:56pm

Peter Metcalf, credited with helping to lure the Outdoor Retailer show to Utah in the mid-1990s, says it should leave Utah because of the political opposition by the state's top leaders to the new Bears Ears National Monument.

2nd duck hunting zone, more bear permits available for 2017

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 11:29am

The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved several changes for duck and bear hunts in 2017.

Demos feature new products for winter enthusiasts

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 8:34pm

A few hearty vendors braved the cooler temperatures and intermittent snow showers in Big Cottonwood Canyon at Solitude Mountain Resort to show some of their new items and the annual All Mountain Demo for the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

3 tips to help outdoorsmen beat cabin fever in the winter

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 9th - 11:40am

Winter is a tough time for a lot of hunters, fly fishermen and other avid sportsmen and women. To help stave off cabin fever this winter, follow these three tips to keep your skills sharp for the spring.

Outdoor Retailer winter event brings economic boost to Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jan 7th - 1:51pm

On Monday, an estimated 22,000 professionals and exhibitors from around the world will converge on Utah for the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, generating more than $20 million in direct delegate spending for the four-day event.

3 different ways to cook wild game

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 6th - 11:29am

Are you looking to make your freezer full of fresh, wild Utah game even more appetizing? Then check out these dishes that'll convince even your family's pickiest eater to try some wild meat.

Local ice climbers challenge new UDOT avalanche closure policies

Carolyn Webber, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 5th - 11:29am

Local ice climbers are challenging the Utah Department of Transportation's new avalanche closure procedures along the Wasatch Front because they say it restricts many of the top winter climbing routes.

Tips for the beginner skier, snowboarder

Lindy Phippen Smith, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 4th - 11:22am

Learn the ins and outs on how to make skiing and snowboarding fun, affordable and enjoyable.

An outdoor bucket list for January through April

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 3rd - 11:42am

If the blast of winter that hit much of the state didn’t sharpen your resolve to get outside more this year, we thought we’d make things easier by providing you with a few things that will help you keep your goals intact — at least through April.

Viral video shows bull elk stop traffic in Idaho

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 30th - 11:29am

Winter conditions present all kinds of hazards for drivers. This video shows the minor traffic jam that ensued when several bull elk sauntered across a highway in Idaho.

‘Death by GPS’: Officials warn against trusting tech in the wilderness

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Dec 28th - 5:01pm

Local search and rescue teams are warning hikers to not trust their GPS devices after a Pennsylvania family visiting Southern Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park went down a snow-covered road and became trapped for two days.