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October Happenings at Snowbasin Resort

By Megan Collins Mon Sep 17 2018 Basin Buzz, Dining & Entertainment, Summer Concert Series, Employment, Snowbasin Report, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort keeps the fun going well into the late fall at the resort. Snowbasin wraps up the normal summer season with the Annual Beer Fest on October 7 with free live music from the Young Dubliners.  In addition to the Beer Fest, other events include, a Job Fair to learn about the career opportunities at Snowbasin this winter on October 13, a dining discovery dinner on October 19 with a Clam Bake theme, and the popular, family-friendly Halloween Extravaganza on October 27.

Come view the changing leaves and spend the afternoon in the high alpine environment tasting local beers and listening to free live music at the annual Basin Beer Fest on Sunday, October 7th. Sample beers from local breweries including Kiitos, Shades of Pale, Red Rock, Epic, Park City, Roosters, Uinta, Bohemian, Talisman, Wasatch, Squatters, Moab, and RoHa. There will also be Bavarian-themed food to dine on and free music from Underground Cash, Angela Perley & The Howlin Moons, & The Young Dubliners. All ages welcome, but guests will need to be 21+ to enjoy the beer. Admission to the Beer Fest is free and 6 oz. samples of beer are available by purchasing tokens at just $2.50 each. For the beer connoisseurs, Snowbasin offers different packages that include a beer fest mug & a set amount of tokens. If a guest has a Blues, Brews & BBQ mug, they are welcome to bring them; just note that it will take (5) five tokens to fill the mug.

Ever wanted to work in the outdoor and tourism industry? The Snowbasin Job Fair on October 13 is a great place to learn about the variety of opportunities Snowbasin offers. All employees receive a free season pass, discounts on food, retail and more. With so many departments it takes to run a ski resort, there is bound to be a job for everyone with part-time and full-time opportunities including jobs at a desk, outdoor, in the rental shop, in culinary, and more. All hiring managers will be on site to meet potential employees and discuss their jobs available for this upcoming season. The job fair takes place in Earl’s Lodge and runs from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. If interested in joining their team and can’t make the job fair, check out the website at http://www.snowbasin.com/employement.

 

October has a dining event for adults looking for a night out ‘on the town’ and a dining event for the whole family. On Friday, October 19 Snowbasin’s chefs will be preparing a traditional New England Clambake with some Snowbasin flair. Snowbasin chefs will build a fire pit with local granite rock and Gambel oak wood; then bury all the ingredients in layers of seaweed, wet burlap and sand. Before the meal, all the items will be dug up, placed in piles and then served for your pleasure. While everyone dines there will be live music from the Roadside Ramblers.  Reservations are required for the Clam Bake. The Annual Halloween Bash is back at Earl’s Lodge on Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Bring all your ghouls and goblins for a scary good time with live DJ, family games, a costume contest, cash bar, and a festive all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations are recommended for Halloween.  This is a fun family event you won’t want to miss. Make your reservations for one or both of these fun evenings by calling 801-620-1021.

 

Megan Collins

What’s New at Snowbasin This Winter

By Megan Collins Tue Aug 28 2018 Basin Buzz, Skiing, Snowbasin Report, Snowboarding, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort is gearing up for winter and finishing up a few projects to improve the guest experience.  In the base area, Snowbasin spent the summer doing a renovation of Earl’s Lodge that will increase seating capacity in the Cinnabar by 50 percent. This renovation is the precursor for expanded seating in both the Huntington Room and Main Dining Room on the docket for completion next winter. Adding more seating in the Cinnabar will allow more guests to enjoy the full bar and gastro pub style food while listening to the free music every weekend throughout the winter.

Snowbasin’s mountain operations team worked over the summer grading and widening the existing Mt. Ogden Bowl Road, creating a more consistent pitch that will enable earlier grooming in the season to provide intermediate level skiers and riders with a better experience coming down from John Paul Lodge.

With the success of private lesson early access on the weekends last season, Snowbasin Snow Sports School is excited to offer early access during private lessons 7 days a week. Guests can book a lesson for themselves or grab their four closest friends and hit the slopes for an hour before the public. Plus, adults wanting to perfect their skills can sign up for the 3 day Steeps Clinic or the 3 day Women’s Clinic taught by two-time Olympian, Jillian Vogtli.

The best way to enjoy these new improvements is to purchase a season pass at Snowbasin Resort. For the best price, guests should buy before September 3. Snowbasin offers a variety of pass products to cater to everyone. The adult passes start at just $489 for a midweek pass and go up in price, offering more benefits with each product.  The value pass for adults is $599 offering access to Snowbasin with some blackout dates during holidays. The premier pass for adults is $799 and offers unlimited access and  the additional benefits of 5 days at Sun Valley, 50% off Mountain Collective destinations, private lesson discounts, 2018 summer access (until October 7)  and so much more.

The youth (ages 7-12), teen (ages 13-18), and young adult (ages 19-26) passes are all premier passes offering unlimited access and the additional benefits of 5 days at Sun Valley, 50% off Mountain Collective destinations, private lesson discounts, 2018 summer access and so much more. The youth pass is just $249. The teen pass is only $349 and the young adult pass is $519.  Snowbasin also offers military discounted passes and senior discounted passes.

Snowbasin Resort is a hidden gem with easy access from Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Park City. Touting 3,000 acres and 3,000 vertical Snowbasin’s terrain has a lot to offer every skier and rider out there. Furthermore, Snowbasin is regularly ranked in the top 10 by Ski Magazine for Service, Grooming, and Lifts.  These are just a few reasons Snowbasin is the perfect place to spend the winter months in Utah and the best way to do that is by purchasing a season pass. Remember the price goes up September 3, 2018.

To purchase a season pass, please visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000. 

Megan Collins

Savory September at Snowbasin Resort

By Megan Collins Tue Aug 14 2018 Basin Buzz, Dining & Entertainment, Summer Concert Series, Upcoming Events

September at Snowbasin Resort will be a savory month with all the food-centric activities with Blues, Brews & BBQ, No Name Chili Fest, Mountain Top Brunch, a dining discovery Kombucha Social and annual dining discovery Farm to Table.

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect weekend to spend at Snowbasin Resort. Sunday, September 2nd is the largest free Blues, Brews & BBQ of the season featuring Leftover Salmon, Amy Helm, Dead Winter Carpenters, and Michelle Moonshine.  The music will fill the mountain air and the Snowbasin Culinary staff smokes all the BBQ in-house so it just melts in your mouth. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. On Monday, September 3rd Snowbasin hosts their annual No-Name Chili Fest where the guests get to taste, sample, and vote on their favorite chili to be highlighted at John Paul Lodge the upcoming winter. New this year, Snowbasin is opening it to public submissions as well. Public entries can fill out a form on the event page on the website. The No Name Chili Fest is a food drive for the Utah Bank. All guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods to fill a gondola with.  A tasting ticket for adults is $15 or $13 if someone brings non-perishable food items. The tasting ticket for children ages 6-11 is $8. For every tasting ticket sold, Snowbasin will donate $2 of the sales to the Utah Food Bank as well as the food collected.

With just a month left of the summer season, guests should make sure to try the most talked about brunch in Northern Utah. Start your Sunday morning off with a gondola ride to 8,900 feet to an all-you-can-eat locally sourced brunch with magnificent views of the Ogden Valley.  Each week the menu changes based on the availability of local produce, so our chefs can prepare the freshest food possible. Mountain Top Brunch happens every Sunday from 10:30 am – 2: 30 pm. Reservations are recommended, especially since this is a popular summer bucket list item.

Snowbasin is offering two dining discovery events in September. The first one, Snowbasin is partnering with local Kombucha brewer, Sünnte to offer a Kombucha Social with small plates and a variety of Kombucha flavors on Friday, September 14. Then the local favorite, Farm to Table dinner will be held on Friday, September 21 at Needles Lodge. Guests will take the gondola to the top to be welcomed with a 5-course meal with locally sourced ingredients from the employee garden, Sandhill Farms, and Borski Farms. Guests will have the opportunity to chat with the chefs and the local purveyors about the food served at the meal.   

To learn more information, please visit http://www.snowbasin.com or call 801-620-1000 to make reservations today! 

Megan Collins

August Activities - The Fun Never Stops

By Megan Collins Mon Jul 30 2018 Basin Buzz, Dining & Entertainment, Dining Discovery Events, Summer Concert Series, Mt. Biking, Snowbasin Report, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort has activities happening all through August that shouldn’t be missed.  From the jamming music scene with TrouBeliever Fest, Blues, Brews & BBQ, and a second symphony performance, to the annual dark sky viewing night and Bark at the Basin fundraiser for Best Friends Animal Society, to the extension of Movies on the Mountain with two new showings, to the new mini-golf course and kids adventure course now open, and summer workshops; it’s time to head to the mountains.

The music scene is on fire in August. TrouBeliever Fest kicks off the month on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4th with headliners Rodney Crowell and Emmy Lou Harris. Guests can buy tickets online or at the resort. The free Blues, Brews & BBQ continues throughout the whole month every Sunday from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm with great bands including Dirty Revival, Red Molly, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Jelly Bread and more. New this season, the Utah Symphony is coming back to Snowbasin for a second performance on Tuesday, August 7th with an evening filled with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald tunes. Tickets can be purchased for the Symphony on their website.

Annual favorites Dark Sky Viewing and Bark at the Basin fall the second weekend in August. Friday night, Snowbasin will run Needles Gondola during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Guests can purchase scenic gondola tickets for just $14 to get the chance to view the dark sky from 9,000 feet in the mountains. Snowbasin encourages guests to bring their own telescopes or binoculars for a closer look into the dark sky. Sunday, August 12 bring your furry friends for Snowbasin’s annual Bark at the Basin. Register for the 5K to help raise money for Best Friends Animal Society. Registration is $30 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm followed by a 5K around Snowbasin. Each registration is good for up to two pets. After the 5K Snowbasin invites everyone to their free Blues, Brews & BBQ with the pups.

With the success of Movies on the Mountain this season, Snowbasin has extended the free Monday movies with bonus showings – August 13 featuring Star Wars – The Last Jedi and August 20 featuring The Avengers – Infinity War. The Kids Zone including the new Adventure Course opens at 4:30 pm and stays open until dusk. Earl’s Lodge is open for dining and the Plaza Pick-Me-Up Cart offers snacks until halfway through the movie. So bring blankets, chairs, jackets and the crew to enjoy a movie on the big screen every Monday night through August 20.

The construction is complete on the mini golf course and the kids’ adventure course. Snowbasin is excited to offer 18 holes of mini golf for just $10 located in the base area. It’s a great activity for kids and adults on Saturdays, Sundays and soon to be Monday Nights. Guests can get the putters and balls in the Grizzly Center at the activities desk. The official grand opening celebration will be Saturday, August 11th. The new Kids Adventure Course is part of the Kids Zone. Kids have the opportunity to speed through a low ropes course while harnessed in. This is a great addition to the bungee trampoline and rock climbing wall from before.

The Saturday Summer Workshops are a great excuse to escape the valley to play in the mountains with a guided activity for adults every Saturday.  Workshops include yoga fundamentals, trailside bike maintenance, trail running, and painting in nature. With the variety of subjects, guests should find one that is of interest.

To learn more information and to book any of these activities, please visit www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000. 

Megan Collins