Stories

Inspire

For the Love of Baking

Ever since Emily Burney was a kid, two desires have shaped her life. The first was a deep yearning to move west. Family vacations to Colorado and glimpses of the mountain lifestyle confirmed that mountain life was for her. She held tight to her dream of leaving Chicago suburbia. The second desire was to bake.
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Features

Preserving the Soul

It began with a dramatic directive: “no snow means no skiing,” explains Soul Poles co-founder Bryon Friedman, whose eco-friendly ski and trekking poles company was founded as part of a larger desire to reduce the carbon footprint of the traditionally non-renewable, resource-intensive gear industry. “Our initiative has always been that we wanted to make a
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MountainStyle Living

Coming Home

When Brian Shirken moved to the United States from South Africa in 1983, one of the first things he did was ski Park City. Fast forward 36 years and I’m talking with Shirken from his home in Park City. He’s hosting extended family and they’ve just returned from a big hike up Pinecone Ridge. The
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MountainStyle Living

Deer Valley

With a name that’s known across the country, Deer Valley Resort delivers—year after year—a winter resort experience like no other. Deer Valley’s notorious first-class service entices skiers who are looking for a certain ski experience—the slopes are snowboarder-free and only a limited number of lift tickets are sold each day. That on-mountain tranquillity paired with
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Basecamp

Alpha

If you’ve been hiking around Park City and seen a young woman with a pack of Australian shepherds who follow her like she’s the pied piper of Hamelin, you’ve seen Samantha Bednar, founder of Active K9 Training Center. And if you’ve seen all five of her dogs sit and stay at her command, synchronized like
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Inspire

What Beats Chocolate?

Ritual Chocolate creates exceptional bean-to-bar chocolate—and they do it while maintaining a commitment to the best quality cacao, a small-batch creation process, and the environment. Shortly after Robbie Stout and Anna Davies met in Boulder, Colorado they started talking about opening a business together. Their decision to focus on chocolate stemmed from a string of
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Features

Uncorked in Utah

Wine makes so many connections,” says Kirsten Fox, sommelier and self-designated headmistress of Fox School of Wine. “Wine allows us to connect to the region where it’s grown. To the winemakers and their history,” which are both subjects that Fox enthusiastically espouses when speaking about the rich, dynamic, and yes, delicious, topic of wine. Case
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Basecamp

Exploring the Unknown

Park City’s ski resorts are the trusted go-to for snowy explorations. The comfort of a lift, groomed run, or secret powder stash can make it hard to venture beyond resort boundaries. A lengthy wait in the lift line or a scarcity of parking spaces is evidence that a majority of skiers and riders utilize the
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Park City Style Catalogue

Memory-Making Fashion

Even as a young child Marcyne Brown had a knack for entrepreneurial endeavors—and as a 6-year-old she realized that in order for an item to be desirable, it needed to have an ascribed value. Her first venture selling puppies for $5 launched Brown’s lifelong career as an entrepreneur. After spending over 25 years as a
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Highstyle Profile

Making a Dream a Reality

Celebrating their five-year anniversary at the foot of Heber Avenue, the co-owning trio of HANDLE—Chef Briar Handly, Partner and Creative Director Melissa Gray, and Operations Manager Meagan Nash—have longtime roots in the restaurant biz. The best of friends since they met in the late ’90s, Georgia-transplant Gray and Utah-native Nash worked in several restaurants along
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