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Snowbasin Resort’s Summer Food Scene Will Have Every Foodie Delighted

By Megan Collins Thu Jun 14 2018 Dining & Entertainment, Dining Discovery Events, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort is expanding the culinary scene with different Dining Discovery themes, a new food and drink festival on July 7th called ‘Devour Snowbasin,’ and continuing the popular classics like Mountain Top Brunch and the John Paul Campout. Pete Baker, Director of Dining and Entertainment explains, “As Snowbasin continues to expand its unique recreational offerings, the Dining Scene here at the resort continues to soar both summer & winter.  Bringing into the fold this year is a new event titled ‘Devour Snowbasin’ which will be a very family focused event that is available to all featuring recipes from all our resort chefs.”

Pick your favorites and make your reservations now, the Dining Discovery events tend to sell out and you won’t want to miss them this summer.

June 15: Brewmaster’s Dinner
Snowbasin’s Culinary Team has crafted a menu of perfect pairings to all the earthen flavors that can be found in beers to kick off the summer season of Dining Discoveries.  This is a beer and food feast that is not to be missed.  Both the Chef and the Brew Masters will be on hand to answer questions and talk about all the ingredients and why they chose to pair certain dishes with certain beers to bring out the flavors of each.

June 24 – October 7: Mountain Top Brunch   
What better way to start your Sunday morning than a beautiful gondola ride through the high alpine to the majestic Needles Lodge where incredible cuisine awaits. Snowbasin’s culinary team provides only the freshest local ingredients made ready through their community supported agriculture partnership with valley grown Sandhill Farms as well as Borski Farms in Layton.  New this season, Snowbasin will highlight fresh produce from the Snowbasin Employee Community garden as well. Each week the menu is adjusted slightly to make way for the very freshest ingredients and the chef’s creative inspirations.

July 7: Devour Snowbasin 
Guests will explore cravings of all the culinary delights Snowbasin Resort has to offer.  Enjoy the delectable variety, as all the Culinary experts Snowbasin Resort employs pull out all the stops and direct their culinary creativity upon the guests. Meet the culinary and service teams, ask them questions, and maybe they will share some of their secrets.  All food & beverage is set up to taste and sample with no time limit. Besides the culinary delights, Snowbasin Resort will also be hosting local artists, artisans, craftsmen, and farmers to showcase their creative spirit and products.  Live music entertainment will be available from the main stage as well as other interactive entertainment will take place throughout the day like balloon benders, face painters, acrobats, and plenty more.  All Snowbasin Resort recreation will also be available including mini golf, climbing wall, spider jump, gondola rides, and a low ropes course for the children. Each guest will be given a tasting wristband and tasting tokens available for purchase. 

July 13: New England Clam Bake  
A New England clambake is a traditional method of cooking seafood, such as lobster, mussels, crabs, soft-shell clams, and quahogs. The food is traditionally cooked by steaming the ingredients over layers of seaweed. The shellfish will be supplemented with vegetables, such as onions, carrots, red potatoes, and corn on the cob.  Adding the Snowbasin touch the chefs will build a fire pit with Gambel oak and local granite rocks; then bury all the ingredients in layers of seaweed, wet burlap, and sand.  As the coals of the Gambel oak burn, they slowly smoke and steam the ingredients along with the granite rocks helping to create steam from the wet burlap and salted seaweed.  Before the meal, all the items are dug up, placed in piles, and then served for the guest’s pleasure.  Snowbasin is partnering with New World Distillery, a local distillery in Eden Utah to create craft cocktails to pair with the meal as well.

July 27: John Paul Campout 
Take the John Paul Express Chair up the mountain and explore the geological remnants of an ancient ocean floor while enjoying the majestic view at 9,000 feet.  The event will go overnight, where guests will be able to set up camp either inside or outside the John Paul Lodge.  Appetizers, education, libations, campfire, dinner, cowboy yodelers, storytellers, and live guitar music will occupy the evening. A hearty breakfast will be served in the morning before heading back down the mountain. Dinner will be prepared over an ‘open fire’ with Dutch ovens. The event includes all food, beverage, and transportation up the mountain. This is a Dining Discovery Culinary Expedition experience of a lifetime.  

September 14: Kombucha Tasting and Dinner 
Snowbasin Resort is partnering with local Kombucha vendor, Sünnte to offer a social dining experience with passed appetizer tastings, a live cooking station; Kombucha based alcoholic beverages, as well as Snowbasin Chefs and Sünnte producers on site to talk.

September 21: Farm to Table Dinner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Explore the bounty of all Utah local items in a highly creative 5-course dinner. This dining event has been the talk of the town for the last four summers. Talk to the local purveyors, artisans, and farmers as well as the chefs.  Also, visit with our community supported agriculture partners like Sandhill Farms and Borski Farms. This culinary event is the cornerstone of the Dining Discovery dinners and showcases some of our best at Snowbasin Resort. 

For more information, please visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000. To make reservations call 801.620.1021 

Megan Collins

Snowbasin Resort Announces New Assistant Mountain Operations Manager

By Megan Collins Sun Jun 10 2018 Basin Buzz, Employment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Snowbasin Resort Announces New Assistant Mountain Manager

Snowbasin, UT – June 7, 2018 – Snowbasin Resort announces the promotion of Ryan Woolsey to Assistant Mountain Manager. General Manager, Davy Ratchford says, “I am thrilled to promote Ryan Woolsey for this new opportunity as Assistant Mountain Manager. Ryan Woolsey has been an integral part of Snowbasin for the last 14 years. His dedication to the improvement of people and processes has led him to further developing his career path in mountain operations. He will bring not only institutional knowledge to his new position, but a love of the sport and Snowbasin particular.”

Ryan Woolsey is an Ogden local and started out on Ski Patrol in 2004 and chased winter by patrolling in New Zealand at Mt. Ruapehu for a winter. He filled his other summers by working with the Forest Service as a Forestry Technician. During his time at Snowbasin, he has served as a Ski Patroller, Snow Safety Assistant, Assistant Ski Patrol Director, and most recently the Ski Patrol Director. His passion for the resort is highlighted through his work ethic and interactions with guests both internal and external. He strives to make Snowbasin the best it can possibly be. He has led his department to be Department of the Year, created the SAFERmtn Team Initiative which was recognized by NSAA for Best Overall Safety Program (Under 500K visits), and was recognized as the Leader of the Year by Snowbasin staff.

Snowbasin is looking forward to Woolsey’s leadership and his new role at the resort. Hope everyone will take the time to congratulate him. 

 For more information about Snowbasin Resort, visit Snowbasin.com or call (801) 620-1000.

About Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort is an all-season recreation resort located in Huntsville, Utah, less than 35 miles North of Salt Lake City. Top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Service, Lifts and Grooming, it has one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City area and downtown Ogden. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin Resort is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm and excellent service. Snowbasin Resort offers summer activities on Saturdays and Sundays, including the popular Blues, Brews & BBQ free summer concert series. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation and is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, UT), The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY. To learn more, visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000.

Megan Collins

Utah Symphony Will Perform Twice This Summer

By Megan Collins Tue Jun 05 2018 Dining & Entertainment, Upcoming Events

Join us and the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association (OSBA) as we present the Utah Symphony twice this summer!  The first performance is Friday, June 29 with a patriotic evening of symphony music under the stars! Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the orchestra in a patriotic celebration featuring Broadway, country music and X-Factor star Rachel Potter performing all your red, white and blue favorites. The second show is Tuesday, August 7 highlighting the iconic songs of Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald performed by Jenkins, vocalist, and Tony DeSare, vocalist and pianist.

The Utah Symphony will perform in front of the beautiful backdrop of the Ogden Valley and Earl’s Lodge. Earl’s Lodge will have food and drinks available starting at 5:30 pm. A special symphony menu will be available for purchase. The venue will open at 6:30 pm. Arrive early for best seating options. The performance length will be approximately two hours with a 20-minute intermission.

A special activity for children will take place before the performance again this year. Riverton Music’s Musical Petting Zoo will be on site encouraging children to touch, play and explore many different musical instruments starting at 6:30 pm.

Tickets for the Utah Symphony at Snowbasin Resort are $25 for general admission lawn seating, $5 for children 12 years old and under, and $50 for VIP seating. VIP seating includes premier seating closer to the stage. Please note General Admission does not include a chair. Please bring blankets and low chairs (cannot fit a basketball underneath). Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.snowbasin.com or www.symphonyballet.org, over the phone at 801-399-9214, or in person at the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association ticket office at 638 26th Street in Ogden Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are not available in advance at Snowbasin Resort. For more information call (801)-620-1000 or visit http://www.snowbasin.com or www.symphonyballet.org.

 

About Snowbasin Resort: Snowbasin Resort is an all-season recreation resort located in Huntsville, Utah, less than 35 miles North of Salt Lake City. Top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts and Grooming, it has one of the easiest drives from Salt Lake International Airport as well as quick access to the Park City area and downtown Ogden. With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, Snowbasin Resort is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm and excellent service. Snowbasin Resort offers summer activities on Saturdays and Sundays, including the popular Blues, Brews & BBQ free summer concert series. Enjoy award-winning cuisine including mountaintop dining with spectacular views and magnificent day lodges. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resort in the nation and is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, UT), The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY. To learn more, visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000.

About Ogden Symphony Ballet Association: Ogden Symphony Ballet Association (OSBA) is a community arts non-profit dedicated to promoting classical music and dance in the Greater Ogden area. We believe the arts have the power to inspire and uplift. And we are firmly committed to providing everyone in our community with greater access to the arts. OSBA has been presenting world-class classical music programs in Ogden for over sixty-five years. Our concerts feature star-studded talent rivaling performances in much larger cities. Each year, over 20,000 people attend our performances.  In addition, OSBA actively works to engage and educate younger patrons. We also offer a variety of music education classes, from Masterworks Music Detectives to Music Explorers. We partner with local community organizations to expand these programs to reach even more people through our free lectures, after-school programs, discounts and complimentary ticket programs, and Masterclasses.

Megan Collins

Snowbasin Resort Hosted A Successful Fundraiser for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue This Past Winter

By Megan Collins Thu May 24 2018 Basin Buzz, Upcoming Events

It's hard to resist the cuteness of the hard working furry friends that are seen on our mountain. The avalanche dogs at Snowbasin and other resorts in Utah are trained to rescue people if there is ever an avalanche. These dogs are trained to cover the size of two football fields in 30 minutes. In comparison, to cover this amount of terrain in the same 30 minutes would require 150 trained two-legged searchers. All these trainings and classes are funded through the local non-profit, Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBR). 

This past March Snowbasin Resort and Snowbasin Ski Patrol hosted their second annual fundraiser for Wasatch Backcountry Rescue in Ogden, Utah. The event was filled with live music from The Johnny Utahs,  a silent auction with great prizes from a variety of local vendors, specialty cocktails from New World Distillery, and the biggest draw - meet and greets with all of Snowbasin's avalanche dogs. 

Snowbasin Resort is home to five avalanche dogs Flint, Stash, Jiggs, Molly and the newest puppy in training, Slayer, who joined the team just days before the fundraiser. All these furry rescuers and their handlers go through two years of intense training, followed with annual classes. The funds raised for WBR, pay for the avalanche training and allow dog trainers to attend domestic and international dog training schools, backcountry rescue workshops, and snow science workshops. These schools help develop the experience needed for rescue as well as bring new ideas into the organization. In order to stay on the cutting edge of professional backcountry rescue, research, and training, it is important that both dogs and their human trainers receive the best education and training possible. 

 

We want to thank everyone who donated products for the silent auction, their funds and their time to raise over $10,000 for WBR! If you missed this event, stay tuned for details about the next one. 

 

You can always donate to WBR and learn more about Wasatch Backcountry Rescue by visiting their website. 

Megan Collins