Wina Sturgeon

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Wina Sturgeon is an outdoor adventurer and a Salt Lake City freelance writer.

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  • Conquer the Superpipe

    Some advice to help you take the plunge
      There are many good ways to begin the new year—resolutions included—but one of the most powerful is to take on a new adventure that stretches and pushes your boundaries of courage and daring.
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  • Park City Shortcuts

    Bypass the traffic and be on your way
      When Park City gets crowded, it gets very, very crowded—like between Christmas and New Year’s, just after the lifts close. Driving out of a resort parking lot is a slow, annoying crawl ...
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  • Ride the Terrain Park

    Start learning or polish your skills
      There are three kinds of older terrain-park riders: the experienced, who can still trick things up and get air; the once-experienced, who haven’t ventured onto a rail in years and figure it’s in their past; and never-evers ...
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  • Basketball Workout

    Get in shape like a Jazz player
      Even if you’re short and uninterested in basketball, you can still learn something from the Utah Jazz—not necessarily from the players, but from the way they warm up and train.
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  • Jordan River Parkway

    Discover a hidden recreational treasure
      The Jordan River Parkway is probably the least known of Utah’s recreational treasures—and is as much of a treasure as any of our legendary resorts.
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  • Gourmet Cheese

    A world of taste & textures in diverse offerings.
      Gourmet cheese is a favorite foodie obsession, which is why cheese islands have been popping up in grocery stores. Conversations about different varieties now mark the cheese snob who once may have given the same attention to wine.
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  • Get in Snow-Ready Shape

    Prepare now for skiing and snowboarding
      Oh, no! Early snow and freezing temps have given you a reality check: Many Wasatch Front resorts will be opening in about three weeks, and you’re not yet in shape!
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  • Do This, Not That

    How to correct common gym mistakes
      This is the in-between season, when the weather is unpredictable—it’s either too hot or too cold outdoors. People start moving their workouts indoors to a gym, but going back to the gym can be dangerous, especially for those who mistakenly think they can pick up where they left off.
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  • Pogo Stick Workout

    Jumping around not just for kids
      A humble toy has quietly become a big underground fad—and an extreme sport as well. It’s the pogo stick: a fun way to exercise plus a great way to lose weight.
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  • Fall Hiking

    Autumn displays on family-friendly trails
      Leaves are the showpiece of autumn, the colorful star performer that brings hordes of sightseers to view the bright last hurrah of—and goodbye to—warm weather.
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Staying Safe When Running at Night Staying Safe When Running at Night Night moves: Try these bright ideas if you're running outside after dark. September 08, 2010
Rapid Rapture Rapid Rapture Float in the lap of luxury or get dunked during a Utah river trip. June 08, 2012
Hiking down from Snowbird's Tram Hiking down from Snowbird's Tram Downhill Stride: Give your legs an eccentric workout by hiking down from Snowbird’s tram. September 23, 2009

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