Blues, Brews, & BBQ Sunday Concert Series 2014

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Snowbasin Resort is proud to announce the 2014 Blues, Brews, & BBQ’s summer entertainment list. Beginning Father’s Day June 15th through September 28th join us every Sunday from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm as we transform the lawn adjacent to Earl’s Lodge into a “FREE” concert venue that takes-on a festival-like atmosphere.  Come up and enjoy music from nationally touring artists such as The Shook Twins & Lukas Nelson as well as regionally touring acts like the Kap Brothers & the Codi Jordan Band.  New this year, Snowbasin Resort will be adding fun activities for the family such as a children’s playground, Euro Bungee & bouncy houses just to name a few.  But, don’t forget there will be hearty and delicious BBQ complemented by local Utah Craft Beers. So, bring your blankets, chairs and sunglasses to enjoy the afternoon of good food and music for the whole family!

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

THE 2014 LINEUP:

June 15:  12:30-Codi Jordan Band/3:30-Cure for the Common

June 22:  12:30-The Congress/3:30-The Wheeler Brothers

June 29:  12:30-Bullets & Belles/3:30-Screen Door Porch

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July 6: 12:30 The Earful /2:00 Folk Hogan / 4:00 Diego’s Umbrella

July 13:  12:30-Fly Paper/3:30-Andy Frasco & the UN

July 20:  12:30-Fox Street/2:00 Jonny Burke/ 4:00-James McMurtry

July 27:  12:30-Bullets & Belles/3:30-Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

August 3:  12:30-The Brothers Comatose/3:30-The Motet

August 10:  12:30-Kris Lager Band/3:30-Hayes Carll

August 17:  12:30-Jeff Crosby & the Refugees/3:30-Desert Noises

August 24:  12:30-Ugly Valley Boys/3:30-The Shook Twins

August 31:  12:30-Kap Brothers/2:30-The Weekenders/5:00-Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

September 7:  12:30-Brain Ernst/3:30-Marinade

September 14:  12:30-Folk Hogan/3:30-Ballroom Thieves

September 21:  12:30-Codi Jordan Band/3:30-Todo Mundo

September 28:  12:30-Kap Brothers/3:00-Abraxas

 

***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.

Menus:

Blues Brews & BBQ Carving Station Menu 
Blues Brews & BBQ Grill Menu 
Blues Brews & BBQ Salads & Wraps Menu

 

Sponsors:

 

Late Season Lift Closures

Strawberry Gondola, Wildcat & Porcupine Triple Lifts are closed for the 2013-2014 winter season.  Starting April 13th Snowbasin Resort will be going to its late season lift ticket rates (click HERE for full price list)

Spring Fever Season Pass Holder Specials

 

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Valid for 2013/14 Season Pass Holders and NEW 2014/15 Season Pass Holders until April 20th, 2014

  • $59 Friends & Family Day Passes
    • Enjoy the sunshine and spring skiing with your friends and family!
    • 2 per pass holder per day

 

  • 2 for 1 Demo Tunes in the Repair Shop
    • Get your equipment in tip top shape and ready for next year!

 

  • 15% off in Grizzly Center Retail Store
    • Score some awesome deals in the Grizzly Retail Shop!
    • Excluding sale items

4 Reasons Spring Skiing is great for your Family

Spring Skiing at Snowbasin

Spring cleaning has commenced. Bikes have come out of storage. Spring dresses, sun hats, and hiking boots can all be added to the mix.

It is easy to want to give up on winter when spring has hit the valley in full swing. This is the time of year where I want to rush head first into flipflop season and leave my skis behind.

But don’t give up on winter yet! Or on skiing!

Spring is the BEST time of year to ski with your kids. And here is why:

1. Favorable weather = favorable moods.

No more worrying about layers. Worrying about freezing fingers and toes. No more icy noses. And hence no more crying kids! As temperatures climb and the days become longer, warmer temperatures are my #1 reason for loving spring skiing. It takes the worry and hassle out of skiing with kids. And a little Vitamin D, for some reason, always boosts everyone’s mood. Just be sure to smear on the sunscreen!

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2. There is no hurry.

No rush to hit “first chair.” No grasping after first tracks. Not even a battle for perfect corduroy. Spring conditions mean slushy snow that softens and becomes nicer as the day moves on. In fact, early runs may only lead to skiing ice… Rather, enjoy sleeping in a little, a good breakfast, and casually making your way to the slopes by mid-morning.

3. Less Crowds!

Go against the flow. While the rest of the city is camping out at their kid’s soccer games and flooding the local bike trails, hit the slopes and enjoy a less crowded and less frantic ski day.

4. “Chill” 

No I don’t mean a ‘cold’ chill. But rather, relax, kick your feet up, enjoy a beer with good friends and hot baked cookies at 3pm. Eat lunch outside as the sun warms your skin. Take your time and take the stress out of life by just “chillin.”

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Final Day of the 2013/14 Season – April 20th

Please join us for the final weekend of the 2013-2014 ski season at Snowbasin Resort for some spring skiing and sunshine! We currently have a 100″+ base and the conditions are incredible! Enjoy the sunshine on Earl’s Patio and fill up on skiing and snowboarding memories to last you through the summer!

The recent snowfall has created mid-winter-like conditions up here and combined with the April sunshine, there is no better place to be than Snowbasin Resort!

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2014/15 Premier Pass Benefits

Snowbasin 2014/15 Premier Pass Benefits

Adult Premier, Youth, Teen, Young Adult, Senior & Military

  • 2014 Summer Gondola Access, loaded onto winter season pass
  • Three days of skiing/riding at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho. Sun Valley tickets will be loaded onto season pass. No blackout dates!
  • NEW $99 2 hour private coaching at Snowsports (One offer per passholder, blackout dates apply)
  • $159 hotel rate at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn (on a space available basis).
  • 15% discount off Winter Repair in Grizzly Center Repair Shop.
  • Two 50% off buddy vouchers, can be used any time during 2014-2015 season. (Pass Holder must be present to redeem)
  • Discount off Tubing Hill ride tickets. Must be purchased at Ticket Window or Season Pass Desk.
  • Powder Alliance – 3 days of access at 11 other Western Resorts (some restrictions).
  • UTA Ski Bus Pass (one-time $5 service charge).
  • NEW Discounts on room rates at the Grand America & Little America Hotels (on a space available basis).

Value Passes Do Not Include Added Benefits 

(Adult Value, Midweek, Child & Super Senior)

Purchase a 2014/15 season pass now and ski/ride the rest of this season for FREE!

Blackout Dates Apply to Adult Value and Midweek Passes:

  • December 24th thru January 1st
  • January 17th & 18th
  • February 14th thru 16th

Season Passes and Discount Cards are non-transferable and non-refundable. Snowbasin does not guarantee season length or weather conditions.

Any information shown above may be modified at Snowbasin’s discretion

See our website for a full list of 2014/15 Season Pass prices and restrictions

Purchase your Snowbasin Resort 2014/15 Season Pass here

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.

Jam of Champions Slopestyle Competition

Come join us Saturday march 29th for our spring slopstyle competition in Orson’s Park! There will be a men’s and women’s division for both ski and snowboard.
Registration: 9 am – 10:30 am at the Activities Desk in Earl’s Lodge
Cost: $10
Contest Location: Orson’s Park
Contest Start Time: 11 am
*Helmets are Required*

Your First Powder Day

Powder off the Mt. Allen tram

The snow had fallen thick and quick the day before. And even though it was mid-morning, fresh powder was an easy find on many of the runs at Snowbasin. I thought to myself, “why not introduce the kids to a little powder today.” Why not?

We approached a swath of powder on the side of Snowshoe off the Becker lift. My son and I stopped near the top. I gave him a few brief pointers and then said, “follow me!”

And he did. For about one turn. Then a yelp of fear. A tight turn to the left. First one tip dove under the surface, than the other and he disappeared headfirst into the white bliss. Only he didn’t think it was blissful.  He fought to get his head up, but with goggles still covered he began to panic and scream. Once the goggles were cleared he calmed down… until he tried to get up. And couldn’t. He was well and truly stuck.

Me? I was laughing my head off ten feet below while hiking back up to help. All my childhood powder days were flashing before my eyes. All the days where my dad gracefully floated on ahead and I augured in head first. So I wasn’t surprised at all when he said, “I don’t like powder.” Many powder newbies don’t. A good powder skier makes it look so easy! And it is, if you’ve mastered a few tricks that are different than skiing groomers.

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1. Center Your Balance Over Your Skis

There are two tendencies for the first time powder skier. 1. Ski it like you would a groomed run, with your ski weighted near the tip. But if you do this in powder, the tips will drive. And you will to. Often head first. 2. The second tendency is to ski with your weight way to the back. And while this will elicit better results than option #1 you will find your quads working harder than necessary. Balancing directly over your skis allows you to control your turns and ski efficiently in powder.

2. Don’t worry about carving your turns.

All that edge work you’ve perfected on the groomers means very little in the land of knee deep powder. When I am turning in the powder, I think of tipping my ski, or dipping my thigh, to initiate the turn. I don’t weight my lower ski heavily (more below). You want your upper body facing downhill and your skis gently turning beneath you.

3. Ski with your weight evenly on both skis.skiing powder, tips for beginners

Heavily weighting the downhill ski can cause that ski to dive deeper in the snow and often cross under the other ski, causing your to fall. Powder turns are much more subtle and you need be more patient for them to round out. Skiing with your skis a tad closer together will also help you float higher in the powder, making turning easier.

4. Speed is your friend.

Often people become fearful and tense while skiing powder. But a little speed and loose legs are exactly when you need for good powder skiing. The snow will actually hold you back a bit, so don’t be afraid to ski a more direct line down the hill. And your turns will come much easier the more speed you have.

5. Ski with a buddy.

Ever been stuck upside down in a tree -well? It is incredibly disorienting. Just like my son experienced, falling in deep powder can be hard to recover from, by yourself. Finding skis, poles, and getting them all back on is exhausting. For your own safety and sanity, ski with a friend.

On your first powder day, pick an intermediate pitch of untracked bliss to ski first. Start with your skis shoulder width apart and get a feel for the snow, how heavy it is, how fast it is skiing. Then slowly break into your turns. Before long you’ll be shredding with the best of them.