Run Your Trail Off 5k Fundraiser

On September 28th, 2013, Zoe Sports will host its first 5K trail run/walk fundraiser at Maples Trail located at Snowbasin Resort. Registration begins at 8 am, and set groups will start the trail race at 9 am. Run Your Trail Off will raise vital funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, a non profit organization whose profits go to children and veterans with brain injuries. The profits are needed to help provide information and resources to survivors, family awareness, prevention programs, and individuals returning to work.

US National A team Snowboarder, Paralympic hopeful, and local athlete, Keith Grizzly Gabel has enthusiastically committed to support the fundraiser and share his inspiring story and sign autographs.

The entrance fee to enter the race is $15, this cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle. Energy bars, water, and one drawing ticket will be provided for all individuals who enter. Family members and friends can also purchase additional drawing tickets for $5 each. At the end of the race there will be a drawing for prizes from those who have generously donated to the cause.

Full Moon Dinner & Star Party September 20th

Come join the Ogden Astronomical Society and fellow star enthusiasts to observe the breath taking night time views Snowbasin Resort has to offer on Friday September 20th.  Telescopes for public viewing will be available on the Needles Lodge deck compliments of the Ogden Astronomy Club.  Gondola service begins at 5:30 and food service will be available until 9:30 pm. Last Gondola down is at 10:00 pm. New this year Snowbasin will have two food areas at Needles Lodge:  BBQ on the Patio of Needles and the Main Dining Servory inside the lodge. Lift tickets for adults are $10, Children $5, Ages 6 and under are free. Those with a 2013-14 “Premier” & “Value” season pass have free lift access for this event. For more information call 801.620.1000.

For more information about the Ogden Astronomical Society click on the link below:

ogdenastronomy.com

Wildflower Trailfest

Wildflower Trailfest a women only Mountain Bike Challenge will be held on September 14th, 2013.  It can be ridden as a ride or a race with 3 course options to choose from.  It is the first event of its kind in Utah.  We are super excited for women to be able to try mountain biking in a less intimidating fashion with the courses closed just for us.    There are prizes based on age group categories for the racers and we will have group leaders available for women who choose the ride option.  The event will begin in the Wildflower Meadow with a continental breakfast and end with a live band, awards, a raffle, and a BBQ at the top of the gondola by Snowbasin with 5$ passes offered to all riders and their friends and family attending.  The event schedule is as follows:

8:00-10:30 Packet Pickup and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am Expert Start… 16 miles

10:30 am Sport Start… 8 miles

11 am Beginner Start… 5 miles

11:30am-12:30pm… Awards

For more infromation view WildflowerOutdoor.com

No Name Chili Festival Sept 2nd

Gets your taste-buds ready Snowbasin Resort is hosting its first annual No Name Chili Festival on September 2nd.  $12* gets you in the door and if you bring three or more canned food items** your entry fee is only $8*.  With your entry fee you will receive a ballot & sampling kit to taste as many times as you want and judge all 8 Snowbasin Resort chili recipes (named below) prepared by Snowbasin’s highly skilled culinary team. Once you are satisfied with your chili tasting fill out your ballot ranking the best chili of the day.  Snowbasin Resort will tally all the ballets and the winning chili recipe will be served at John Paul Lodge this coming winter season!  That’s right, you, our loyal guest, get to pick the chili at John Paul Lodge for the coming winter season!

There will be live FREE Live Music starting at 12:30 pm with the roots Americana & alt country band Honey Pine then at 3:00 pm Stonefed will hit the stage playing roots groove, funk & reggae.   For the kids Snowbasin will have Snocones, face painters, and balloon benders.  The full BBQ menu and Beer Garden will be available from 12:00 pm -5:00 pm in Earl’s Lodge &  on Earl’s Patio.  The Gondola will be open and available for those that want to purchase tickets.

*$2 of each entry going to the Utah Foodbank!

**All canned food will be donated to the Utah Foodbank!

Featured Chili

#1 Caribbean Pork Chili

#2 Greek Lamb Chili

#3 Italian Chili

#4 Bourbon Steak Chili

#5 Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (vegan)

#6 Chicken Chorizo Chili

#7 Turkey Adobo Chili

#8 Seafood Chili

 

Saturday Night Fine Dining at Needles Lodge

For an elevated dining experience in the summer, enjoy a mountain-top dinner on Saturday evenings from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm starting July 6th through October 5th. With a breath taking backdrop of the resort and valleys you will enjoy a variety of food options from Slow Roasted Prime Rib to Coconut Encrusted Marlin.  For a full menu click on the links listed below. Reservations are recommended and a gondola ticket is required.  Call 801-620-1000 for more information or to book a reservation.

Menus:

Fine Dining Appetizers, Salads & Entrees
Fine Dining Chef’s Specials & Children’s Menu
Spirits & Wine

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Dog Days Of Snowbasin

Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be leashed at all times. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry.

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2-3 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

How A Ski Lift Works

Join one of our most popular hikes and learn what makes our lift go round and round. Tour lift terminals, lift shacks, motor rooms and the world famous Needles Parking Garage. Your Lift Maintenance Guide will explain the principles of ski lift operations and help you appreciate your ride to the top.

Difficulty: Light (Narrow stairways, enclosed spaces and ladders may be encountered.)

Duration: 2-3 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Tour Of The Cirques

Come prepared because were going to the top! Hike from the top of Needles Gondola to the ridge and then from there to either Strawberry Peak or Mount Ogden Peak and then back to the Needles Gondola. This strenuous hike will give you a bird’s eye view of both the Ogden and Salt Lake Valleys.

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 3-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

Sunday Brunch at Needles Lodge

No better way to treat yourself then to join us for Sunday Brunch on the Mountain.  Located in Needles Lodge just a short ride up the Needles Gondola, at almost 9000’ your brunch backdrop will be sprawling views of Morgan, Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir. With the new addition of our Pastry Station mixed in with our always impressive “made to order” crepes and carving station, just to name a few,  you will make this weekend adventure a tradition just as we have. Finally, don’t forget our new Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa section for your Sunday spirits. (Full Menu HERE) For more information call 801.620.1000.

 

2013 XTERRA USA Championships Sept 21st

Endurance athletes from around the world will emerge as winners thanks to the XTERRA USA Championship weekend at Snowbasin Resort this September.

The XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon is set for Saturday, September 21, with the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship to follow on Sunday, September 22.

 

Both events will take place at the picturesque Snowbasin Resort – a world-class ski resort that hosted the downhill and super G races for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and more than 1,500 athletes from across the country and around the world will participate. Professional champions will be crowned, and amateur age-group athletes ranging from 10 to 80 will earn XTERRA National Champion status.

 

“Nationals” is the culmination of all 150+ XTERRA U.S. off-road triathlon and trail running events held in 2013 and both events will be filmed for nationally syndicated TV programs exposing the beauty of Utah to millions.

“We are thrilled to have the XTERRA USA Championship and the Trail Run Championships back in Utah, and feel these two events are a great fit for Utah,” said Jeff Robbins, president & CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.  “These events showcase the state’s natural beauty and world-class venues and provide significant economic impact and image building to Utah.”

 

Snowbasin Resort is located just 35 miles north of Salt Lake City and boasts an incredible collection of trails, which are nothing short of spectacular in late September as the fall colors start bursting in an array of red, pink, orange, and yellow.

 

“September is always a special time of year for us at Snowbasin as we look forward to welcoming an ever-growing international field of participants for a couple of great races that truly showcase the beauty of the resort and our mountain trails,” said Steve Andrus, Snowbasin Resorts sport event operations director.

 

Ogden Mayor Mike Caldwell played a significant role in bringing the XTERRA USA Championship weekend to Utah. He is a past XTERRA competitor, and served as race director for the first XTERRA race in Ogden back in 2004.

In 2009, Odgen and Snowbasin were named hosts for XTERRA’s America Tour triathlon finale – the XTERRA USA Championship – and by 2011 the XTERRA Trail Run National Championship was added, creating the current weekend of events.

 

The Get Out and Live (GOAL) organization also plays a significant role in the weekend, providing hundreds of volunteers to assist during the events.

 

“XTERRA is a unique event for our community that has grown and progressed over the past eight years into a world-class event,” Caldwell said. “It is a huge part of our community’s DNA.  These athletes and race organizers have become part of our family providing an opportunity for us to form lasting friendships with people from all over the world. Not only do I enjoy the homecoming feel the event brings, it also has great economic impact for Ogden. Our hotels sell out and our restaurants fill up. XTERRA is proof that what GOAL is doing, works. I love XTERRA. It is the perfect fit for Ogden, and I look forward to this weekend every year knowing this year will be the best yet.”

 

The home-state Utah people are also invited to participate in the prestigious events, as there are open divisions for amateurs in both the triathlon and trail run.

In addition to the races, XTERRA will host an expo in downtown Ogden with free kids races, vendor booths, a Paul Mitchell hair cut-a-thon for charity, and evening dinner parties. Simultaneously, Ogden hosts its 12th annual Harvest Moon Festival with more than 25 family-friendly activities, including live music, kid’s activities, and downtown criterium races.

 

“We love bringing our entire XTERRA Tribe together in Utah; the energy level is off the charts,” said Janet Clark, president of XTERRA. “Ogden and Snowbasin are proven winners – between the facilities at Snowbasin, the great restaurants and atmosphere along Historic 25th Street in Ogden, the Harvest Moon Festival, and the unbelievably supportive community – we couldn’t have asked for a better situation.”

 

For more information and links to registration and live event coverage please visit www.xterrautah.com or call toll-free at 877-XTERRA-1.