All About Geo-Caching

What is Geo-caching? Your guide will answer this question along with the etiquette and the how-to of geo-caching.  As there are numerous caches in the Snowbasin Resort area, you never know what you are going to find! Etiquette requires that if you take something you need to have something to put in the box, so bring a small trinket with you. Please bring a smart phone with a GPS app or your own GPS unit with you. To get a head start check out: http://www.geocaching.com/local/default.aspx?state_id=45 

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

Learn Disc Golf

Learn how to play disc golf from and experienced player.   This tour offers the opportunity to play Snowbasin Resort’s 9-hole disc golf course and learn a few tricks on the way. Rental discs are available in the Grizzly Center. If you have your own discs the course is always open and always free. For more information check out: www.nudga.org 

Difficulty: Light to moderate

Duration: 1-2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

Ski Patrol History And Snow Science

The Snowbasin Resort Ski Patrol has a long and storied history. Since Snowbasin Resort’s opening in 1939, there have been volunteer and professional patrollers working the slopes. Snowbasin patrollers provide guest services, first aid and comfort, and aid in the reduction of the risk of avalanches. All of this and more contribute to the quality experience that Snowbasin guests have come to expect. There will be a short history of the Snowbasin Ski Patrol and some basics about what it takes to reduce the risk of avalanche. You may see an avalauncher tower, hold a real hand charge and light a real fuse.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

(Could include on-mountain activity. Lift ticket may be required.) 

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

Wildflowers of Snowbasin Resort

Enjoy Snowbasin Resort’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees with an experienced guide. Along the way, flowers and other plants will be identified and the effects of weather, wildlife and environment will be discussed. This tour has something for everyone. The hike leaves from the top of the Needles Gondola and depending on the group, can either return to Needles for a scenic ride back down or the hike can continue to the base area. Length and difficulty can be adjusted to fit the group. The quantity and quality of Snowbasin’s wildflowers are entirely weather dependent. More moisture means more flowers. Purchase ‘Wild Snowbasin’ in the Grizzly Center to follow along. 

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Duration: 2-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area 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 Gondola 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.)

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

Season Pass printing will be available again starting June 14th

Resort Update: Snowbasin Resort Season Pass Desk is closed until we reopen for summer, June 14th. No season pass printing will be available until then.

The Grizzly Center Retail Shop will be open this weekend, April 26th and 27th, but no season pass printing will be available.

Starting May 1st, there will be no services available at Snowbasin Resort with the exception of Mother’s Day Brunch. There will not be Season Pass printing on Mother’s Day.

Thank you!

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Diego’s Umbrella, The Earful and Folk Hogan

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, July 6th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series featuring Diego’s Umbrella playing Gypsy Rock, The Earful playing funk, and Folk Hogan playing folk punk. The Earful will start at 12:30, followed by Folk Hogan at 2:00 and with Diego’s Umbrella coming on at 4:00. To learn more about The Earful,  Folk Hogan and Diego’s Umbrella, follow the links below:

**No dogs or outside food on Earl’s Patio please. State law prohibits outside alcohol.

Diego’s Umbrella:

http://www.diegosumbrella.com/

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who soon will. Celebrated as San Francisco’s Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world renowned entertainers have created an irresistible cocktail that is entirely their own.

Diego’s Umbrella

 

The Earful:

http://theearful.com/band/about

Nominated for Best Jazz Artist 2013 in the San Diego Music Awards, The Earful is a high powered, in your face, shake your booty machine that will funk you just right. Formed in late 2008, The Earful touches on various styles of the funk in all of its forms and pays tribute to the masters. Having shared the stage with amazing talent such as Soulive, Level 42, Groundation, Orgone, The Aggrolites and Les Nubians, they bring a paint peeling, barn burning intensity that is unforgettable. The all star lineup features members of The Mars Volta, The Devastators, and B-Side Players. With heavy sound of the Hammond Organ, the funky bass lines, and the stabbing brass hits of this 7 piece group are sure to get your rump bumpin’.

Folk Hogan:

http://www.folkhogan.com/

Folk Hogan is a high velocity, folk/punk band with a lively stage show that is widely appealing, and downright awesome. The six-piece lineup consists of Accordion, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Guitar, and Drums. Folk Hogan brings a mix of experienced entertainers, humor, and whiskey that will keep a crowd dancing while wishing they had a backup liver.

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Desert Noises

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 17th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series featuring Desert Noises playing a unique blend of Rock & Roll, Blues, and Americana with Jeff Crosby & the Refugees playing Smooth Groove Rock & Roll. Jeff Crosby & the Refugees start at 12:30 pm with Desert Noises at 3:30 pm. For more information on the bands, check out the links below:

***No outside food or beverage allowed in the music venue or the lodge.  Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol including beer & wine on premise.  Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate and any alcohol or outside food may be confiscated.  Dogs are allowed in the music venue, but they must be on a leash at all times, and they must stay on the grassy areas.  Dogs are never allowed in the lodges or on the patio.

 

Desert Noises:

http://desertnoises.com/

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Desert Noises

Desert Noises is Kyle Henderson, Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer, and Brennan Allen, four adventurers from Utah Valley, UT. Ask about their recent musical influences, and you’ll extract a litany on the riches of Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and Tame Impala. If it seems an unlikely trio of choices, it simply means that you haven’t yet become acquainted with their propulsive, jangle-rich breed of rock ‘n roll. Desert Noises make music for shouting into canyons, jumping into rivers, and getting married to the wide-open road. With a strong maturity in their songwriting, they conjure the majesty of the American pastoral landscape.

While one can pick out definite strains of blues and Americana, their often-ferocious delivery and penchant for shredding guitars elicits a powerful transcendence into psychedelic rock. This is felt most strongly in their live performances, where they harness their visceral energy in new ways each night.

Jeff Crosby & the Refugees:

http://jeffcrosbymusic.com/

 

 

Sponsors:

 

Blues, Brews & BBQ Special All Day 3 Band Festival

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This Labor Day Weekend, enjoy a special Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Concert Series All Day, 3 Band Festival on Sunday, August 31st. Come up to Snowbasin Resort to hear The Kap Brothers playing blues, rock & country at 12:30, The Weekenders playing Rock & Roll at 2:30 and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real playing high energy Blues and Rock & Roll at 5:00. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and sunglasses to enjoy a day of good food and music!

***No outside food or beverage allowed in the music venue or the lodge.  Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol including beer & wine on premise.  Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate and any alcohol or outside food may be confiscated.  Dogs are allowed in the music venue, but they must be on a leash at all times, and they must stay on the grassy areas.  Dogs are never allowed in the lodges or on the patio.

12:30-Kap Brothers:

thekapbrothersband.com

2:30-The Weekenders:

http://www.theweekendersmusic.com/

5:00-Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real:

 http://www.promiseofthereal.com/

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

 

Sponsors:

 

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Kap Brothers and Abraxas

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, September 28th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Abraxas, America’s #1 Santana tribute band and Kap Brothers playing blues, rock & country. Kap Brothers start at 12:30 pm with Abraxas at 3:30 pm. For more information about Abraxas and Kap Brothers, check out the following links:

***No outside food or beverage allowed in the music venue or the lodge.  Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol including beer & wine on premise.  Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate and any alcohol or outside food may be confiscated.  Dogs are allowed in the music venue, but they must be on a leash at all times, and they must stay on the grassy areas.  Dogs are never allowed in the lodges or on the patio.

Abraxas:

http://www.abraxasband.com

ABRAXAS • The Santana Experience formed in March of 2006 with one goal, to be the best. Fast forward to 2013, having performed scores of shows for thousands of fans from coast to coast, the members of Abraxas have honed their show to be not just a musical tribute to the legendary Carlos Santana, but an experience that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

It’s all there. The propulsive Latin percussion… the fiery lead guitar work… the keyboard wizardry… the lush vocals… the goove that connects to the soul of the audience. No matter the type event or size of venue, Abraxas is ready. We’ve opened concerts for major artists and have headlined shows all across America.

Abraxas

Kap Brothers:

thekapbrothersband.com

 

Sponsors: