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Local sports happenings in our area

Silver Ski Nordic Tour

Basin Recreation’s Silver Ski Nordic Tour is right around the corner! Start a cross-country ski trek at White Pine on Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. and finish at the Newpark Town Center Plaza. Soup, hot beverages, and games will be available at the finish line at 11 a.m. Free winter hats will be given to the first 150 people to attend. There will be giveaways throughout the event. Don’t miss out on this classic winter event! For more information, visit or call (435) 649-1564.

Masters racing at PCMR

The 2013 USSA Masters race season opens this weekend, Jan. 11-13, with the first of the JANS Cup events held in the Intermountain West. Two super G races, a Saturday slalom and Sunday GS will be held on the PayDay run. The races are also a tribute to Gary Loritz and Brett Pendleton, two longtime local racers who are no longer with us. The Loritz Cup is traditional awarded Sunday at Adolph’s restaurant, where the cup is on display, by Loritz’s longtime friend, Adolph. The Pendleton Cup is awarded after the Saturday slalom by his wife Shauna at the awards party. Both go to the top male and female racers. Masters racing is open to all skiers 18 years and older. For information on how to sign up, contact Bill Skinner at (435) 647-2633 or sign up online at

January Pass Sale

Stick to your new year’s resolution of staying fit! Basin Recreation is offering a 10 percent discount on all monthly passes and punch passes through January. Offer includes all fitness add-ons. Choose from a variety of Fieldhouse passes that grant access to the gym, weight room, indoor track, and fitness classes (some classes offered at the Trailside location). For more information, visit, call (435) 655-0999, or stop by The Fieldhouse.

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Free Classes at the PC MARC in January

Boost yourself into a healthy 2013 by coming to PC MARC’s free spotlight classes: Feldenkrais on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. or the new evening Fast and Furious on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Continue to reach your fitness goals throughout January for free! Call 615-5400 or visit

Adult Learn to Skate classes: Lunch Bunch

Want a great way to get into shape and have a great time doing it? Come join the Lunch Bunch adult skating class and "ICE"ercise on Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. Class fees include a 30-minute lesson, practice time, and a punch card for three open skate sessions. Adults of all ages and ability levels welcome. Visit for more information or call (435) 615-5707 to register.

Women’s Skate Ski Clinic at Soldier Hollow

Refine your skate-skiing skills in this four-week clinic on Wednesdays (Jan. 16, 23, 30), 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee of $100 for all four sessions includes trail pass and rental equipment on that day. There will be groups for beginners to advanced skate skiers.

Intermediate Classic & Skate Ski Clinic

Improve your classic and skate skiing in this two-weekend, four-session clinic at Soldier Hollow Jan. 12, 13, 26 and 27, 10-11 a.m. Fee of $100 for four sessions includes trail pass and rental equipment. To register call (435) 654-2002.

UOP Explorers

UOP Explorers is geared toward skiers with intermediate skiing ability who want to enhance skills and try a variety of ski disciplines like ski jumping, freeride skiing (terrain park and jumps), freestyle mogul skiing and alpine skiing. Sessions are held on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session 1: Jan. 7-Feb. 4; Session 2: Feb. 11-March 11. Cost is $185 per session. President’s Week camp will be held Feb. 19-22, 10 a.m-4 p.m.; cost is $275 (including Canyons Resort lift ticket). Please call Matt Terwillegar at (435) 658-9119 or go to for more information.

First aid, CPR and AED class

When an emergency happens, make sure you know what to do. Register now for a first aid, CPR and AED class being offered at the PC MARC taught by certified National Safety Council instructors on Monday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Register online at or call 615-5400. This course meets national safety standards.

Team Soldier Hollow cross-country program

Looking for a fun, active and affordable winter sport? Join Soldier Hollow’s youth cross-country ski program in Midway at the 2002 Olympic venue. Programs for beginners to elite racers, ages 6 to 18, are available. Prices start at $100 for the season including rentals and season pass. For registration and additional information, visit or call Morgan at (435) 654-2002.

U.S. Masters ski season schedule

The 2013 U.S. Masters ski season schedule has been released. If you are 18 or older and want to race the same caliber venues as Olympic skiers, attend JANS Cup races this year. The 2013 JANS Cup schedule is: Jan. 11-13 Park City Mountain Resort; Feb. 9-10 Snowbasin Resort; Feb. 22-24 Wolf Mountain; March 8-10 Snowbasin Resort. Adult race training and advance skiing are available at Park City Mountain Resort. The Masters program features 90-plus all day and night sessions featuring gates and the latest free ski skills. Info. can be found at under special programs Masters.