Beaver Dams of Snowbasin Resort

This hike starts and finishes on Snowbasin Resort’s trail system but, in between, you will be bushwhacking through a wild meadow and slogging (in the best way) through some marshy areas and streams. You will see beaver dams and lodges and hopefully some of Snowbasin’s diverse wildlife. There may also be the opportunity to see the USFS yurt along the way. Water resistant footwear and a long-sleeved shirt is recommended for this hike. 

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is 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.

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.

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.

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.

Check out our Instagram Contest and use #SnowbasinBBBBQ to share your photos on Instagram for a chance to win awesome prizes from Skully Candy and Snowbasin Resort including a 2014/15 Season Pass!

***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.

For more information on the bands, check out the links below:

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/

 

 

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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!

This will be a Habitat for Humanity of Weber/Davis Fundraising Event.  Representatives from Habitat for Humanity will be onsite to take your pledges, donations, and volunteer sign up for sponsored projects in the community.  Lukas will be on hand after the show to sign autographs and CD’s.  Please come see some Great Free Music with exquisite food and support our community efforts.

You can volunteer and pledge online as well. http://habitatwd.org/

Check out our Instagram Contest and use #SnowbasinBBBBQ to share your photos on Instagram for a chance to win awesome prizes from Skully Candy and Snowbasin Resort including a 2014/15 Season Pass!

***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.

Habitat for Humanity

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

 

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 Habitat for Humanity

Blues, Brews & BBQ with Ugly Valley Boys and The Shook Twins

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 24th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Ugly Valley Boys playing American roots music followed up by The Shook Twins  playing their unique style of quirky folk. Ugly Valley Boys start at 12:30 pm with The Shook Twins at 3:30 pm.

Check out our Instagram Contest and use #SnowbasinBBBBQ to share your photos on Instagram for a chance to win awesome prizes from Skully Candy and Snowbasin Resort including a 2014/15 Season Pass!

***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, with the exception of service dogs.

For more information about Ugly Valley Boys and The Shook Twins, check out the following links:

The Shook Twins:

http://shooktwins.com/

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The Shook Twins

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

Ugly Valley Boys:

http://www.uglyvalleyboys.com/

Ugly Valley Boys

 

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Blues, Brews & BBQ with Kris Lager Band and Hayes Carll

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 10th for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with Kris Lager Band playing soul music followed up by Hayes Carll  playing Americana. Kris Lager Band starts at 12:30 pm with Hayes Carll at 3:30 pm. For more information about Kris Lager Band and Hayes Carll, 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, with the exception of service dogs.

Hayes Carll:

http://hayescarll.com/

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll is an odd mix.  Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking.

Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band the Gulf Coast Orchestra merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people.

Kris Lager Band:

http://www.krislagerband.com/

Kris Lager Band, the Thrift Store Junkies from the heartland, play soul music and Boogie Trance. With their hot new album ‘Swagadocious’ these self-proclaimed ‘Rock Revivalists’ are quickly spreading their celebrate life mantra to the masses, and blazing a trail that many more are sure to tread and follow.

Kris Lager Band

 

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Blues, Brews & BBQ with The Brothers Comatose and The Motet

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Join us on the Patio at Earl’s Lodge Sunday, August 3rd for our Blues, Brews & BBQ FREE Concert Series with The Brothers Comatose playing high energy acoustic roots followed up by The Motet playing funk. The Brothers Comatose start at 12:30 pm with The Motet at 3:30 pm. For more information about The Brothers Comatose and The Motet, 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, with the exception of service dogs.

The Motet:

http://www.themotet.net/#!home/mainPage

The Motet

Hailing from Colorado, the Motet is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul. This new Motet has quickly gained a reputation for throwing infectious dance parties everywhere they go, creating a deep rapport between band and audience.

The Brothers Comatose:

http://www.thebrotherscomatose.com/

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The Brothers Comatose

Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.” The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States. The environment the band creates with their music and their live shows isn’t the exclusive band vs. crowd world of rock and pop, but rather the sing-along, stomp-along, inclusive world that gave birth to string band music. The band – while playing festivals like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Strawberry, High Sierra, Outside Lands, Kate Wolf, and SXSW, – has not lost sight of their roots, their fans and the relationships that have brought them where they are.

 

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