Bamboo Ski and Hiking Poles from Soul Poles

The eco-friendly pole makers aim to expand their hand-built line

On a constant quest to make the ski industry more sustainable, Park City, Utah-based Soul Poles is aiming to reduce cost for consumers and increase its market presence. The brand’s SoulLite campaign—currently funding on Kickstarter—is focused on ramping up production capabilities with new molds, recycled materials for grips, baskets, tips and straps. Aside from the inherent sustainability of bamboo as a material over the status …

Word of Mouth: Park City

Outdoor adventure, cultural immersion and world-class cuisine in the mountains of Utah

More than just a hub for the film industry when it plays host to the annual Sundance Film Festival, Utah’s Park City offers charm and adventure year round. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor excursions in all seasons, while world-class dining and entertainment can be found in the small historic town. And with a superb public transportation system, it’s all easily …

Sundance 2014: Slamdance’s ROVER

An odd, engaging feature film about a comedic cult attempting to make a movie

One of just a handful of films in Slamdance‘s narrative feature competition, ROVER—full name being ROVER (or Beyond Human: The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level)—was perhaps the zaniest and most forward-moving film that crossed CH’s path in Park City. Its writing, first and foremost, excelled from concept to execution. The story, of a dispirited oddball cult attempting to portray their origin …