Author Jenny Willden

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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Guide to Utah Turkey Trots & Thanksgiving Races

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is the most popular day to race of the whole year? That’s right, Turkey Trots are growing across the nation with everyone from competitive runners to families joining in on pre-feast dashes. While the…

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Utah Ski Resort Opening Dates

When do Utah ski resorts open for 2020-21 season? It’s hard to believe, but Utah’s ski resorts are opening now for the 2020-2021 season. It’s bound to be a weird one due to COVID, but here’s hoping that we at…

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WATCH: Wild Mountain Lion Encounter in Provo, Utah

Utah Mountain Lion Encounter Captured in Terrifying Video While it contains explicit language, this terrifying video shot shot early October 2020 in Provo’s Slate Canyon shows what can happen when you encounter a cougar on the trail. Utahn Kyle Burgess…

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Escaping Crowds in Greater Zion

Finding Solitude (and Fun) in Greater Zion Zion National Park and the surrounding ‘Greater Zion’ region in St. George is home to some of the most jawdropping landscapes on Earth from red rock cliffs to sandstone slot canyons. Thanks to…

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Rescheduled Runs

Rescheduled Runs: Fall Races to Start Training for Now The 2020 racing season is unlike any other. Whether you’d planned to check the Boston Marathon off your bucket list or were ready to run the Salt Lake Marathon, COVID-19 put…

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The Best New Gear for Summer

18 Fresh Picks for Your Next Run or Ride Whether you run or ride your bike, count on this new, tested gear to help you power through the miles. While these items are available online, consider shopping local and supporting…

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From the Editor – Keeper 2020

It’s so good to be back. All of us at Outdoor Sports Guide hope you’ve stayed safe and healthy during our publishing pause, and we’re so grateful for your continued support during these uncertain times. As we planned our 21st…

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Gear of the Year – Snowboarding

Snowboard Buyer’s Guide Ready to update your ski or snowboard gear? Late winter is prime time to buy. Why? Sales! Find great deals on current season gear from our favorite makers. If you’re shopping for new ski boots, check out…

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Winter Camping 101

5 Essential Tips For First Timers Bundled up deep in a sleeping bag, I can see my breath against the orange tent walls. Our campsite: a frozen lake, deep in northern Canada’s Limberlost Forest. While I’ve overnighted in an ice…

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The Best Utah Ski Resort Clinics & Events

Looking to improve your ski skills or celebrate spring? Check out these upcoming skiing and snowboarding events and workshops at Utah’s ski resorts. These listings are accurate as of press time, but we’ll continue adding events to our website as…

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