Snowbasin to dedicate Gondola Car 2010 Olympic Champion aerial skier Lydia Lassila

January 19th, 2012

 

Lassila to be honored in Snowbasin Utah

 

2010 Olympic Champion aerial skier, Lydia Lassila will have a gondola cabin dedicated to her on Sunday 29th January, at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.

 

Snowbasin is the North American home base of the Australian Aerial Skiing program – “the Flying Kangaroos” and a long term supporter of Lassila and her team mates on the National Team.

 

Lassila who gave birth to her first child in May, 2011 is on track to return to international competition in late 2012, in the quest to defend her Olympic Championship. Lassila will be joining other members of the Flying Kangaroos in Utah, for a ski camp at the end of January.

 

Lassila commented from her home in Melbourne Australia: “I am so thrilled that Snowbasin have chosen to recognize me. I look forward to being at Snowbasin at the end of the month, meeting all of our many friends in the community, and just cannot wait to put my skis on and head out skiing.“

 

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman, Geoffrey J Henke AO, praised the resort upon learning of the recognition of Lassila:

 

”Snowbasin has been just so important for our athletes, it really is the Crown Jewel of ski resorts, and our team has been extremely fortunate to have had the benefit of training and skiing at a World Class facility.

 

We are appreciative that Lydia will be the second of our athletes to be honored with a gondola car dedication, joining 2002 Olympic Champion Alisa Camplin. As an organization we are very proud to have Mrs. Carol Holding as the only honorary member of the Flying Kangaroos, and we remain thankful to Carol and her husband Earl for their ongoing support of our young athletes”

 

Contact for more information:

 

USA

Steve Rogers PhD – Manager North American Operations

Steve.Rogers@owia.org  +1801 698 3819

Annual Snowdance and Auction

The Ogden Valley Business Association is excited to announce a new date and new beneficiary for their Annual Snowdance and Auction, which will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Snowdance, in its 10th year, is an elegant evening of entertainment and fine dining that celebrates the ski season.  It will be held at Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin Resort.  Silent and live auctions, music, delicious fare from Snowbasin chefs, and award winning programs and speakers will combine for what will once again be a memorable evening. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation and TheOgden Valley Business Association.

 The keynote address will be presented by former paralympian, Chris Waddell.

 Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. A little more than two years later, Waddell was named to the US Disabled Ski Team. Waddell went on to become the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, winning twelve medals over four games, and spending a total of 11 years on the US Disabled Ski Team.

 Tickets are now on sale at www.ovba.org. Individual tickets are $75, premiere seating is $100 and tables of 10 are $750 and $1,000.

 The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Ogden Valley (including Ogden Canyon) through the promotion and development of community and economic resources, including arts and culture, education, health and human services, tourism, and community services.

The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization that provides support for adaptive snow sports programs held at Snowbasin.  Their programs offer winter recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to share with their families and friends in a world-class alpine environment. Their mission is to support a quality sports experience for those who otherwise could not access the beauty and excitement of the mountain.

For additional information about the event and to purchase tickets log on to www.ovba.org or visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OVBASnowdance

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Karam at (801)791-8801 or at lisa@ovba.org

 

Sunday Services at Needles Lodge

Pastor Don Krofft will hold services every Sunday through the winter season in the downstairs lobby of Needles Lodge at 2 pm. All are welcome.

 

 

Après Entertainment with Dizzy Desoto

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Friday afternoon with Dizzy Desoto playing 50′s Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Après Entertainment with Caught in the Groove

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Friday afternoon with Caught in the Groove playing Classic Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Après Entertainment with Dan Weldon

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Saturday afternoon with Dan Weldon playing Blues & Folk Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m

Après Entertainment with Gary & Frosty

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Saturday afternoon with Gary & Frosty playing Blue Grass & Folk.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Après Entertainment with BD Howes

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Friday afternoon with BD Howes playing Acoustic Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Après Entertainment with Rick Hoxer

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Saturday afternoon with Rick Hoxer playing Classic Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m

Après Entertainment with Dan Williams

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Friday afternoon with Dan Williams playing Americana/Folk Rock.  The musicians play from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.