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

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

The Best Deals:

  • Brewmaster’s Kit:  A 2104 Beer Fest 12 oz. mug to take home with 5 tokens.  $20
  • The VIP – Beer Fest ‘Das Boot’ Kit:  A 2014 Beer Fest 12 0z Mug, a Beer Fest Shirt, a glass ‘Boot’, a signed Copy of the Young Dubliners CD, and 10 Tokens.  $75 (limited to the first 25)
  • A take home reusable (no tokens):  $10 (please drink environmentally responsible; it’s a no waste mug).  Nobody likes plastic cups everywhere…!

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.

2nd Annual No Name Chili Fest and Food Drive September 1, 2014

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There is no better way to spend your Labor Day than in the high alpine, sampling great home-made chili, listening to free live music, and helping a great cause in Utah! The Snowbasin Resort Culinary team, led by Executive Chef Eric Byrd and Executive Sous Chef Scott Sniggs, will make batches of their own personal chilis to have out for the guests of the event to sample, taste then vote on.  The winning chili will be served at Needles Lodge for the 2014.15 season.  Yes you, our guests, get to be a part of the process of selecting next season’s chili at Needle’s Lodge.  So please, come up and join us in this very important culinary process that we want to share with our guests.

This all ages event begins at 12:30 pm with the final ballots to be counted at 4:30 pm and the winner to be announced.  To get your chili tasting kit, it will cost you $14 per person with $2 of every purchase going directly to the Utah Food Bank.  If you bring non-perishable food items to help fill our ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’ that will be set-up in the middle of the plaza, your tasting kit will be automatically reduced to $12; with the $2 of each purchase still going to the UT Food Bank.

The ‘Beat Hunger Gondola’ full of non-perishable food items and the final amount of the cash donation will be presented in downtown Salt Lake City to the UT Food Bank during their annual food drive event.

For more information about the Chili Fest:  801-620-1000 or info@snowbasin.com

For more information about the Utah Food Bank and their Food Drive Event ‘Beat Hunger by a Mile Campaign’:  https://www.utahfoodbank.org

You must be 21 or older with valid proof of age and identification to consume alcoholic beverages.  Absolutely not outside food or beverage is allowed at Snowbasin Resort.  Consuming alcoholic beverage that was not purchased on premise is a violation of UT state law.  Friendly Dogs are allowed at Snowbasin Music Events, but they must be on a leash at all times, and kept in the grass areas.  Dogs are not permitted on the patio dining area or inside lodges without a legal service animal designation displayed.  Please clean up after your pet.

 

Après Entertainment with Jeanne Jolly April 5th & 6th

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Thursday afternoon with Jeanne Jolly playing soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Americana.  The musicians play from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information about Jeanne Jolly check out the following link: http://www.jeannejolly.com/about/

Snowbasin’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 20th

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Bring your Easter baskets and get ready for some fun!!! You might even see someone very special hopping around, so don’t forget your cameras!

 Ages 0-5      10:00

 Ages 6-12    11:00

 Hunts will start promptly on the north-east side of the Grizzly Center.

*Children must be accompanied by a parent

 Pictures from previous Easter Egg Hunts at Snowbasin:

To see more pictures from previous years’ events, please visit Faceshots Photography.

Father’s Day BBQ and Blues, Brews and BBQ Kick Off June 15, 2014

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This year we have pulled out the stops for that special Father in your life and are inviting you to come celebrate this special day.  Snowbasin Resort is the perfect place to bring Dad for a day of relaxation, fun, sight-seeing, great food & entertainment all wrapped-up in a high alpine setting. 

The Needles Express Gondola will be running for sightseeing, with a free lift ride for Dad.  Enjoy a full BBQ and Buffet at Earl’s Lodge that includes sliders, tri-tip, flame kissed chicken, and all the traditional sides one would expect – and more!  There will also be a home-style dessert station and Ice Cream for the kids.  The BBQ is all you can eat and includes a soft drink or coffee (bottled or canned beverages are extra).  $28 for adults, $14 for kids 6-11, kids 5 and under are free. Click HERE for a full menu.

After you spend some time on the award-winning BBQ, you can relax on the Earl’s Lodge Lawn or Patio and listen to Codi Jordan Band at 12:30 followed by  ‘Cure for the Common’ delivering a progressive all-out funk rock experience at 3:30, kicking off our 2014 Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Concert Series.  Hailing from Bozeman, MT this soul and funk ensemble with electrify the Wasatch Mountains and get you to groove away all those extra calories from the BBQ in one of the most natural and pristine settings for live music in all of Northern Utah.  And best of all, the music is FREE and all ages!

Come kick-off summer with Dad and the family the Snowbasin Resort way with a mix of fun and adventure.  Certainly one of the best Father’s Day celebrations and events in the Wasatch.  More information please call 801-620-1000 or info@snowbasin.com

**Absolutely no outside food or beverage is ever allowed at Snowbasin Resort.  In accordance with UT state law, absolutely no outside alcohol can be consumed on premise.  No reservations needed, this is a very casual first come first serve event and will no doubt be busy.  In order to enjoy the BBQ, you must pre-purchase your bracelet at the registers inside Earl’s Lodge.  Price DOES NOT include any alcoholic beverage of any kind.  Must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverage with official proof of age.  Only the Dad’s receive a complimentary lift ride – but still must redeem the ticket at the window in order to ride lift.  All others must still purchase their tickets.  Pets are allowed at Snowbasin Resort but only on the grass areas – never inside the Lodges without an official service pet designation.   Chairs are allowed on the grass as well as tents.  Tents must be secure and must be set up along the back of the music venue – never in front.

Dining for the Whole Family at Needles Lodge

A great family ski day can depend on many things. Weather. Snow conditions. Hassle factor in getting on the slopes. And of course, good food! After a fun morning of adventure my kids are always eager for a warm lunch and special treat. But as a parent, I’d like something more than just a cafeteria meal. Being more romantic than our kids, my husband and I love a beautiful lodge with great scenery AND great food.

Family Dining at Needles Lodge

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At almost 9000’, Needles Lodge is one of my favorite dining experiences in the Wasatch. This beautiful log style lodge is perched just under Needles Cirque and has amazing views of the Northern Wasatch, Pineview Reservoir, and Morgan and Ogden Valleys.

But it is also a fantastic destination for the hungry family. Being a mom of three young kids, we spend most of the day on the Little Cat Express and Becker lifts at the bottom of the mountain. But a fun ride up the Needles Gondola delivers us into the heart of high alpine territory.  If you purchase a beginner ticket (good on the Little Cat and Becker lifts), you may still ride the gondola up for lunch. Just leave your skis at the base and ride it back down when you are finished. And gondolas are like alpine amusement rides for the young at heart.

Water at Needles Lodge

When arriving at Needles Lodge you will find large comfortable chairs and tables with expansive views out the windows. You can take any wet clothing and place it near the stone fireplace to dry.

Downstairs you will find additional seating and oversized sofas for lounging. We’ve even seen families “set up camp” with their infant in Needles Lodge, while mom and dad take turns making runs off the gondola.

Family dining at Needles Lodge,Snowbasin

Insider Food Tips

While all the meals we’ve had at Needles Lodge have been excellent, we do have a few family favorites. I would highly recommend any of the soups or burgers. Specifically the Creamy Tomato Basil Soup and Clam Chowder, when it is available. If you are looking to feed the entire family, the signature wood-fired pizza is always a favorite with our kids and one generous order of french fries usually satisfies this family of five.

At either of the upper mountain lodges, opt for a ceramic coffee cup rather than paper and enjoy free refills. This is part of Snowbasin’s new program to limit the amount of waste produced each season.

Whether skiing off the top, or just enjoying a beautiful gondola ride, make the Needles Lodge a must-visit for your family. I promise you won’t regret it.

Family skiing at Needles Lodge, Snowbasin

 

Like….Totally 80’s Weekend!! April 12th & 13th

Neon pink, head bands, pinned jeans, feathered hair……..it must be the 80’s.  Yes, it is that time of the year again where we get to dust off the old-school retro gear, get that pastel suit dry cleaned, and make our way up to Snowbasin Resort for the 2nd Annual Totally 80’s weekend throw-down.  And new this year, we have added the ‘splash-down’, our 1st spring Pond Skim.  Both Saturday and Sunday the Resort will have activities for all ages that will be both funny and free – so c’mon up and work on that goggle tan and sport that goofy retro gear you’ve been just itching to put on and take out in public.  For this weekend, you’ll fit right in!

Saturday April 12th :

  • Photo booth on the patio with 80’s props with photos taken by our friends at FaceShots Photography
  • Retro Music and Retro ski films in the Cinnabar
  • Live Music from an 80’s tribute rock band “The Breakfast Klub” from 3-5pm on the Earl’s Lodge patio. To get a dose of what they bring in 80′s rock fun check out their video!

Utah 80's Band

Sunday April 13th:

  • Photo booth on the patio with 80’s props with photos taken by our friends at FaceShots Photography
  • Retro Music and Retro ski films in the Cinnabar
  • 80’s Splash-Down Throw-Down Pond Skim from 12:00-2:30 up the mountain from Earl’s Patio.
    • Registration at 8am-11am in Earl’s Lodge.
    • Registration is FREE is you are dressed up in proper Retro Attire, if not it is $5.
    • Limited to 100 participants and first come first serve
    • Prizes for:
      • Best crash and ‘yard-sale’
      • Best Style – hint hint, costume and gear go along way with this category
      • Best Costume
      • Awards Ceremony on Earl’s Lodge Patio.
      • After awards there will be a live DJ on the Patio spinning all those 80’s classics starting at 2:30 with a costume and dance-off contest where the grand prize winner will receive a Snowbasin 2014-2015 value season pass.  Other prizes will include Snowbasin Swag and Gift Cards.  And Bragging rights, let’s not forget about that.

First Annual Burger Challenge March 30th

Like Burgers and fries?  Like to ski/ride? Then we have the perfect event “stacked” up for you!  For a $40 entry fee, you will get to experience the thrills of the mountain, while enjoying the delectable bites of Snowbasin Resort’s Signature Burgers in all three of our majestic lodges.

Here’s the deal:

You start at the base of Needles Gondola by the Moose at 11am and take the Gondola up to Needles Lodge.  Upon entry, you will be treated to the incredible Needles ‘Bomber’ Burger which is a half-pound of all natural grass fed beef from Idaho flat grilled and topped with 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut, 6oz of grilled corned beef, Swiss cheese, on a toasted brioche bun with pickles (yes you have to eat the pickles).

As soon as you are done – which is a totally clean plate – you grab your gear and ski or ride down to the base where you will have to take the John Paul Express Quad to your next Culinary Adventure.  At John Paul Lodge, the Signature Burger, the JP ‘Mondo’ Burger, will be ready for the next round of food inhaling.  The John Paul Burger is a half-pound of flat grilled all natural grass fed beef topped with marinara, a 1/3 pound grilled Italian Sausage, and provolone cheese on a toasted brioche bun.  If you can choke down the JP Mondo Burger, then your last stop awaits at Earl’s Lodge.

At Earl’s Lodge you will be greeted like warriors returning from battle from our Culinary Team.  The final monumental food-gasm will be the mighty Basin Burger from Earl’s Grill which is a half-pound of all natural grass fed beef flame grilled topped with 4 slices of bacon, 1/3 pound of house smoked pulled pork, BBQ sauce, crispy Fried onions on a toasted brioche bun.  Just to sweeten the pot, you will have to eat a full portion of fries along with 2 Kobe Beef Sliders from the Cinnabar – in one seating.  If you finish first, you claim the prize and bragging rights for life.  Are you ready for the challenge?

Prizes include:

  1. 2014-2015 Season Pass
  2. NEFF Jacket & Dragon Goggles
  3. Helmet
  4. Snowbasin Swag
  5. More Snowbasin Swag

Cost:  $40 – limit to the 1st 40 participants

Advance Registration by calling Tim Eastley at 801-620-1045 or teastley@snowbasin.com

Day of Registration on 3.30.14:  Huntington Room in Earl’s Lodge from 8:30-10am

**All Skier Responsibility codes are still in place including staying in control and observing all ‘Slow’ skiing zones.  Snowbasin Resort is not condoning unsafe skiing/riding, or skiing out of control.

Après Entertainment with Jeff Crosby & The Refugees March 27th

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Lounge Thursday afternoon with Jeff Crosby & The Refugees playing Smooth Groove Rock & Roll.  The musicians play from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information about Jeff Crosby & The Refugees check out the following links:

Jeff Crosby & the Refugees

jeffcrosbymusic.com

Après Entertainment with Nate Robinson

Join the fun in the Cinnabar Saturday afternoon with Nate Robinson along side a Trio playing Reggae & Rock Steady.  The musicians play from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information about Nate Robinson check out the following links:

naterobinsonmusic.com

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