Culinary Expedition: Farm-to-Table Dining

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Take a culinary expedition of Northern Utah’s locally sourced food, designed and prepared by the Snowbasin culinary team in four courses. Talk with the purveyors of these delicious local items and discuss why local is better!

The menu will include a local cheese plate from Gold Creek Farms in Kamas, Utah, Smoked Duck Breast Glazed with Slide Ridge Honey and salt harvested from the Great Salt Lake, Mountain Valley Trout from Smithfield, Utah, a Yak, Apple & Gorgonzola Meatloaf with spicy bourbon peach glaze with Yak from Yakety Yak Farm in Huntsville, Utah, and more. All produce will be sourced from local farm stands and Borski Farms in Kaysville, Utah. Purveyors include Borski’s Farm Produce, Morgan Valley Lamb, Fog River Salmon, Beehive Cheese, Gold Creek Cheese, Daily Rise Coffee Co., Lehi Roller Mills, Creminelli Fine Meats, and Cox Honey Farms.

See the full menu here: Culinary Expeditions – Farm to Table

The Dining Discovery: Farm – to – Table Culinary Expedition is $70 per person. It will be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Needles Lodge and includes a ride up the gondola, tax, gratuity and live entertainment. To make reservations, please call (801) 620-1021. For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

 

Sunday Mountain Top Brunch

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The Mountain Top Brunch has been reinvented this summer and will be better than ever! Brunch is in Needles Lodge at the top of Needles Gondola every Sunday from June 22nd – October 5th from 10 am – 2:30 pm. Each week, the chefs pick out the freshest local ingredients to create inspired and inventive dishes, delivering a new experience every Sunday.

The Mountain Top Brunch price is $38 for adults and $18 for youth (ages 6-11), which includes the all you can eat brunch, gondola ride, tax, gratuity and non-alcoholic beverages. For summer pass holders, the price is just $33 for adults and $15 for youth (6-11). Ages 5 and under are free.

Have a whole day packed with fun at Snowbasin Resort staring with Mountain Top Brunch, an exciting scenic gondola ride, enjoying one of the many activities available in the fresh alpine air, and a free outdoor concert to end the great day.

Menus:

Brunch Menu

Brunch Buffet Menu

Brunch Beverages Menu

For more information on Dining Discovery events, click here.

2nd Annual Beer Fest October 4th, 2014

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Come out and celebrate the fall & summer passing into the cold hands of ‘Ol Man Winter with cold beer and Bavarian inspired cuisine like bratwurst, schnitzel and knackwurst. Click here for full MENU. It won’t be long before you’re dreaming of that powder shot off piste, or that perfect groomer on one of those crisp early mornings during the heart of winter.  Powder Days.  Storm Cycles.  Obsessive-compulsive weather updates.  New gear.  Pow Stashes. Good friends.  It won’t be long.  But before that time comes, let’s celebrate the wonderful bounty of the high alpine fall with some of Utah’s finest craft beer companies and brews. Over 13 breweries all with many new beers to feature, and of course those  local beers that you just gotta have.  They’ll be there too. Breweries represented this year (maybe more, stay tuned):

Uinta, Shock Top, Wasatch, Squatters, Roosters, Epic, Unsacred, Deschutes, New Belgium, Moab Brewery, Bohemian, Blue Moon, Redds, Ten Barrel Brewing

Here’s the deal:

(Must be 21 with valid proof of age to consume alcohol in the state of UT)

You will prove that you are 21 and then you will be given a wristband to wear the entire event.  You will then purchase tokens to sample 6oz brews.  Each token is $2, which needs to be purchased in advance to sample the brews.

  • 12 oz. beer = 2 tokens
  • 16 oz. beer = 3 tokens
  • 6oz High Point Beer = 2 Tokens
  • 12 oz. High Point Beer = 3 Tokens

BEST DEALS:

  • Brewmaster’s Kit: A 2014 Beer Fest 12 oz. mug to take home with 4 tokens – $20
  • A take home reusable Beer Mug (no tokens): $15 (please drink environmentally responsible; it’s a no waste mug). Nobody likes plastic cups everywhere…!
  • ‘DAS BEER KIT’ (the best deal).  A Beer Mug, 10 Tokens – $30.
    • ONLY 300 MUGS so get here early!!  First Come first Serve.

**Individual Tokens will be for sale at $2 ea. throughout the event.

Live Music from The Young Dubliners!

The Young Dubliners will be around to sign and sell CD’s and shirts!

Local Beer, High Alpine Fresh Air, Free Music, Great Food, and Dreams of Powder…what else do you need?  Information please call 801-620-1000 or info@snowbasin.com

‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ – Benjamin Franklin

Must be 21 and older with valid proof of age and identification to consume alcoholic beverages in accordance with UT state law.  Snowbasin Resort asks that all of our patrons consume beverages responsibly, and should we see the need, we will stop serving those with apparent signs of intoxication immediately.  We reserve the legal right to do this without notice.  Absolutely no outside food or beverage is ever allowed at Snowbasin Resort.  Consuming alcoholic beverage not purchased on premise is a violation of UT state law.  Dogs are allowed at Snowbasin Resort music events, but they must be on a leash at all times, and stay on the grass areas – not the patio and certainly not within Snowbasin Resort Lodges unless a legal service animal designation is displayed.  Please clean up after your pet.

Parking Supervisor Position Winter 2014/15

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Job Title: Parking Supervisor

Department: Guest Services
Reports To: Kevin Stauffer
Request Date: 8/8/14
FLSA: Non-exempt
Status: Seasonal Full Time

NOTE: This job description shall not be construed as a contract for employment.

SUMMARY:
Oversee the daily guest parking and guest transportation to/from plaza.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):
1. Administer parking plan to courteously & efficiently assist guests from parking areas to plaza drop off.
2. Direct parking staff per parking plan.
3. Operate multiple parking schemes to maintain continual traffic flow on State Route 226 & State Route 167.
4. Park employees upon arrival on anticipated peak days.
5. Direct recycling efforts & staff.

EQUIPMENT USED:
Traffic cones, traffic candlesticks, flags, flashlights, golf carts/gator, trucks, shuttles, shovels, ice scrapers, ice melt, trash bags, cardboard bailer

RESPONSIBILITIES TO SAFETY:
1. Wear proper footwear and walk in a manner to avoid slips/falls
2. Use anti-slip devices
3. Observe Snowbasin policies when operating vehicles
4. Dress appropriately for extended outdoor assignment
5. Use sunscreen on exposed body parts
6. Avoid contact with moving vehicles

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have valid driver’s license.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must have high school diploma or equivalent.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
CDL with passenger endorsement

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Must be in good health and agile.
Must be able to remain outdoors for long periods of time.
Must to able to operate shuttles.

Lift Operator Position Winter 2014-15

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Job Title: Lift Operator

Department: Lift Operations
Reports To: Lift Operations Manager
Prepared Date: September
FLSA: Non-exempt
Status: SFT/SPT

NOTE: This job description shall not be construed as a contract for employment.

SUMMARY:
The Snowbasin Lift Operations team is an integral part of the overall operation of the Snowbasin Ski Resort.
Snowbasin Lift Operations is a division of Mountain Operations. As a member of the Mountain Operations team you will fill a key role in the success of Snowbasin. At the same time you will also fill a role providing our guests with the service that is a trademark of Snowbasin. Lift Operators should be friendly, attentive and reliable person aged 18 years or over.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):
Promote Snowbasin’s vision of “Great Mountain, Great Service, Great Value” and all departmental/company goals. Follow and advocate guidelines set forth in the Snowbasin Handbook and the Lift Operations Handbook. Have ability to reason and react quickly and thoughtfully to any situation.
Be energetic, dependable and self-motivated.
Knowledge of/or willingness to learn Motorola had-held scanners and RTP.

EQUIPMENT USED:
Skis/Snowboards
Snowbasin lift systems: Staedli, CTEC, Thiokol, Bruckschlogl, Dopplemayer
RTP/Motorola Scanners

RESPONSIBILITIES TO SAFETY:
Learn and display all departmental and company policies and procedures with a focus on detail, guest services, safety, grooming standards, attendance/punctuality and record keeping.
Ability focus on personal and guest safety.
Follow and advocate the Skiers Responsibility Code and all other Snowbasin safety practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Willingness to learn how to provide a quality experience for Snowbasin guests.
Good communication skills with willingness to improve.
Ability to ski/snowboard is recommended but not required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English.
Must be able to speak, read and write to enhance the communication process.
Should have, or be willing to learn, both verbal and written communication skills.
Currently in school, H.S.Diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Enjoying working outdoors and outdoor activities in all weather conditions.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Able to travel to Snowbasin when scheduled.
Available to work on both weekend days and all holidays.

Winter Job Fair

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Job Fair

October 18th 11:00 – 4:00

Earl’s Lodge, Snowbasin Resort

Hiring for the winter season!

http://www.snowbasin.com/employment/

Trail Closures for XTERRA Events

Please expect trail closures from Saturday, September 20th at 10 AM to Sunday, September 21st at 1 PM for the XTERRA National Championships of Triathalon and Trail Running  http://www.xterraplanet.com/utah/schedule.html

Food will be available at Earl’s Lodge;  Needles Lodge will be serving snacks only.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Snowbasin’s Burger Bar: Something for Everyone

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Those dog-days-of-summer… If you are a parent with school age kids, then sure, the summer might feel over. School is starting and life is becoming unmeasurable busy again.

But summer isn’t over! In fact, the weather is perfect in the mountains (you won’t melt sitting in the afternoon sun anymore) and Snowbasin still has some great weekends for Brews, Blues and BBQs lined up for the month of September.

So before summer slips through our fingers for good, we headed up to Snowbasin to grab some BBQ and play in the sun. We brought the mountain bikes, took to the trails and frolicked at the playground before lunch.

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After the kids had worked up an appetite, we went in search of food. Snowbasin has a good thing going on when it comes to food. And not just for adults. But for kids too. We ordered a smattering of food including a “plain” cheeseburger (per request of the kids), all beef hot dog, and the pulled pork BBQ sandwich. There really is something for everyone, my kids loved it all.

And thank you Snowbasin for always being generous with the french fries!

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But the biggest hit was the snow cones. :) “Mom, it is like ice cream only made out of snow!” And we all love the taste of snow at the end of a hot summer… Bring on Labor Day Weekend!

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Now Hiring Production Baker

 

Performs a variety of duties included, but not limited to:

  • Preparation of breads, rolls, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes, doughnuts, croissants, biscuits.
  • Has a good understanding of laminate dough and other pastries.
  • Cake decorating skills are desirable.
  • Will clean and maintain work area, utensils and equipment
  • Must be a self-starter and eager to learn.

Must have high-school diploma

Minimum of 6 months of culinary experience and/or education

Must have state of Utah food handlers certificate

Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Available days, nights, weekends and holidays

Labor Day Weekend at Snowbasin Resort

A Mountain of Fun this Labor Day Weekend at Snowbasin Resort.

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Saturday, August 30th

Blood Drive in the Huntington Room at Earl’s Lodge from 10am – 3pm will be held to benefit ARUP Blood Services.

2 for 1 Activities for Season Pass Holders all day Saturday

Owl Meet and Greet with Ogden Nature Center 12-2 pm

Culinary Expedition: Indian & Curry Dinner. This Dining Discovery event will be an adventure into traditional Indian culture, with menu items including goan fish curry, lamb vindaloo, and butter chicken. The dinner menu is influenced by a Snowbasin Resort employee from New Dehli, Bikramjeet Rekhi who assisted in creating the menu and developing traditional recipes to ensure an authentic experience. There will also be live entertainment including belly dancers using fire and swords.  The Culinary Expedition: Indian & Curry Dinner will be at Needles Lodge at 6:00pm and is $70, including the gondola ride, tax, and gratuity. Please call (801) 620-1021 for reservations.

Sunday, August 31st

Everyone’s favorite Sunday afternoon activity, the free concerts at Blues, Brews & BBQ will be an extra special event on Labor Day Weekend, with 3 bands, The Kap Brothers, The Weekenders, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real playing from 12:30 – 7:00 pm. Also, this free concert will be a Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties fundraising event. Representatives from Habitat for Humanity will be onsite to take pledges, donations, and volunteer sign up for sponsored projects in the community. In addition, Lukas Nelson will be available after the show to sign autographs and CD’s.

Snowbasin Resort is running an Instagram contest with a chance to win prizes including Skull Candy headphones, BBQ meals, Silipints, and a grand prize of a 2014/15 Adult Value Season Pass! To enter, use #SnowbasinBBBBQ on Instagram to share your photos with @SnowbasinResort.

Monday, September 1st

2nd Annual No Name Chili Fest and Food Drive will be on Monday, September 1st from 12:30 – 4:30pm. To taste and vote on which chili will be served next year at Needles Lodge, purchase a chili tasting kit for $14, with $2 of every purchase going to the Utah Food Bank. If you bring 3 or more non-perishable food items to help fill the ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’, your tasting kit will cost only $12, with $2 still going to the Utah Food Bank. The ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’ full of non-perishable food items and the total cash donation will be presented to the Utah Food Bank during their annual food drive event. A beer garden, live music, and kids’ activities add to the festival fun!

LAST CHANCE to get 2014/15 Season Passes at the best price! Prices increase September 2nd!

To experience all that Snowbasin Resort has to offer this Labor Day Weekend, consider making it a mini-vacation with a stay at the beautiful Lakeside Resort Properties! 3 nights (8/29-9/1) in a 2 bedroom condo AND a $50 gift card to Snowbasin Resort for just $599! Call (866) 745-3194 to book now!

There is no better way to spend your Labor Day weekend than in the high alpine air, experiencing traditional Indian cuisine, helping local community efforts, listening to free music, and sampling amazing chili at Snowbasin Resort! For more information, please call (801) 620-1000.

#SnowbasinBBBBQ Instagram Contest

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Upload a picture of summer fun at Snowbasin Resort to Instagram using #SnowbasinBBBBQ for a chance to win awesome weekly prizes from Skull Candy and Snowbasin Resort – One grand prize winner will receive a 2014/15 Snowbasin Resort Value Season Pass!

How to enter:

  1. Follow @SnowbasinResort on Instagram
  2. Share a photo of our Blues, Brews & BBQ free summer concerts or favorite summer activity at Snowbasin Resort to participate in before heading to Blues, Brews & BBQ on Instagram
  3. Use #SnowbasinBBBBQ and mention @SnowbasinResort in your caption

**You must have a public account on Instagram in order for us to see your photos.

**Current employees are not eligible to win.

NEW Summer Activities for Kids!

Snowbasin Resort has added several fun activities for kids this summer!

Playground

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All new playground – free, always open and available to play on dawn – dusk!

Bounce Houses

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A different bounce house every weekend! Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6 pm. Cost is $8 for an all day pass.

Spider Jump

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Jump over 20 feet into the air and perform gravity defying maneuvers, like flips and somersaults! Up to 4 people can jump at the same time!

The spider jump is open Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 pm. Cost is $5 for a 5 minute session.

Strider Bikes

Biking the beginner area at Snowbasin as a family

Kids as young as 2 can use these Strider Bikes in our new kid – friendly practice bike course in the meadow ( between the Grizzly Center and Playground). Cost is $10 for all day rental.

Also, our Free Guided Tours can always be a fun time for little ones to learn more about our beautiful mountain!

Check out our guest blogger’s reviews of our new summer activities: Adventure for your Little Ones

Also a blog post about a fun hike with the kids: Rave Hike

 

 

 

Adventure for your Littles Ones: New Summer Activities for Kids at Snowbasin

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Exploring Snowbasin’s trail as a family. Our youngest on a Strider bike, available for rent or buy at the Grizzly Center.

As a parent, I’ve learned my fun is exponentially increased when my kids are having fun too. So I am quick to notice when a resort works hard to provide options that “spread-the-stoke” among my kids.

A few weeks ago we headed up to check out the new kid-friendly attractions at Snowbasin on the weekends.

If you missed my last post, here is a great family hike with amazing scenery: Rave Hike: A high alpine, flowering beauty for the whole family. But beyond hiking, here are some great activities for your kids to enjoy while you sit back and enjoy summertime at Blues, Brews, and BBQ!

1. Not a mountain biker? Still bring the kids’ bikes! 

The Skills park at Snowbasin

50 Feet from where we parked the car, we jumped immediately on the Needles Trail which begins with flat single track. The kids spun laps on the small skills park behind the Grizzly Center which is perfect for kids on balance bikes or older kids/adults looking to work on some new tricks. (Dad had fun too. :) )

Snowbasin has teamed up with Strider Bikes to get even the youngest riders (as young as age 2) out riding the trails. If you have younger kids and are new to the Strider Bike revolution or maybe unconvinced of their awesomeness, here is a post that follows my son as he learned to ride a bike at 22-months-old. Can your 22-month old ride a bike? Yes, they can.

My kids spent most their time racing around the loop, even more time than they did at the new playground. Which brings me to:

2. The new playground is a huge hit!

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Designed to blend in with the mountain environment, the new playground is great for kids of all ages. The park resembles a log cabin, but with slides, monkey bars, bridges, and stepping-stones. There is a picnic table where you can have a snack or sack lunch.

3. New inflatable adventure features… a different one every weekend!

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Large, inflatable bounce houses where my kids can bounce their energy away? Yes, please! With different ones every weekend, they can have something to look forward to if you head on up multiple times this summer.

You can purchase a pass good for the ENTIRE day for $8 in the Grizzly Center.

We had a fantastic day up at Snowbasin biking as a family and enjoying quality time in the sun. Smiles all around!