A first look at the new Burton Riglet Snowboard Park!

Rails in the Burton Riglet PArk

Last weekend we checked out the new Burton Dinosaur Riglet Park at Snowbasin Resort, UT. My five year old son, with no snowboarding experience, had an amazing time!

Riglet Parks use terrain-based learning to teach young kids to snowboard. What this means is that my son can skip the hours, days, and weeks needed to learn technical skills and skip right to the fun stuff! And I can skip the painful times of frustration, tears and anger that often accompany learning a new winter sport.

Snowbasin created a fun dinosaur-themed environment where my son can learn all the basics of snowboarding while riding over mellow terrain features like berms, rollers, and rails.

Getting strapped in at the burton Riglet Park

WHEN YOU VISIT:

We found the Burton Riget Park right next to the Grizzly Center and outside the Snowsports Learning Center at Snowbasin. After signing waivers, my son’s instructor took him to get boots and a board.

Out front, he got to meet Dino and Terry, the local Snowbasin dinosaurs. His imagination was ignited and then he was off!

The instructors used small snowboards fitted with a Riglet Reel (a thin retractable cord mounted on the front) to pull my son through the course. As my son’s balance and board control improved they were able to let go, even allowing him to ride the back side of a berm or rail completely hands free!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

My son had a fantastic time exploring a new winter sport, which in itself is a miracle. If you have young kids and have taught them a new sport such as skiing or snowboarding, then you know those first few times can be truly frustrating for everyone involved. My son had a huge smile the entire time! So did I.

As a bystander I was amazed by the positive and fun atmosphere created by the instructors. They were always quick with a high five and encouraging words. Watching them with other kids, I was able to see that they could quickly adjust to the different ages, abilities and temperaments.

With young kids, one of the most important things (IMHO) is a building atmosphere. I don’t necessarily care if my son walks away on track to being the next Shaun White. I want him to believe a little more in his strength and ability to try new things and succeed. Snowbasin’s Riglet Park, accomplished just that.

 Riding Dino at the Burton Riglet Park

Flying Kangaroos at The FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships and Autograph Signing Dec 3oth

The Australian Women’s Aerial Ski Team, also known as “The Flying Kangaroos” will be competing this January at the annual FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships taking place at Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts. Come cheer on Snowbasin Resort’s international partners in their breathtaking aerials for a high flying experience you’ll never forget.

In addition, The Flying Kangaroos will be at Snowbasin Resort on Monday, December 30th to meet the public and sign autographs in Earl’s Lodge from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

About the Flying Kangaroos and Snowbasin Resort:

The Flying Kangaroos have made Snowbasin their North American Home Resort since 2003. The team of young women includes World Champions and Olympic Medalists including two gold and a silver in Vancouver 2010. These women will be working on their technical skiing skills, aerial jumping, and simply skiing different types of terrain at Snowbasin. They’ll be easy to recognize in their Australian ski team uniforms.

Utah Avalanche Center Snowbasin Resort Freeride Workshop January 26th – 28th 2014

The Utah Avalanche Center, Snowbasin Resort, and Amer Sports are pleased to announce the 2014 Snowbasin Freeride Workshop for competitive athletes, filmmakers, those with competitive or film production aspirations, and those who want to be more confident in exposed backcountry lines.

To ride big lines in uncontrolled terrain & live to ride another day you need to be smart.  In this workshop, accomplished pros will teach you what they have learned about:

·       Critical decision-making in high-stakes environments

·       Assessing snow stability and route viability

·       Active terrain management

·       Effective partner rescue

·       Situation management when things go wrong

·       Lessons learned the hard way

We will focus on big mountain freeride issues, addressing steep, complicated terrain, working with resort resources, assessing unfamiliar terrain, and balancing the desire to bag big dramatic lines with surviving to ride another day.  These principles apply whether you are trying to get a cover shot across the street from a resort, spending a day touring with friends, riding a storm day outside the resort, or dropping a 45 degree line in AK.

This will be presented in 2 days of combined classroom and on-snow practice by pro riders for pro riders, advanced skiers, and anyone who likes to use backcountry terrain aggressively.

For more information and to sign up contact UAC by clicking “HERE

SLUG Magazine Present’s “Battle at the Basin” Jan 11th

The SLUG GAMES’ Battle at the Basin Presented by Scion is the first installment of SLUG Mag’s amateur ski and snowboard contest. Battle at the Basin Presented by Scion is open to all ages, participants will compete in a jam style format dropping into a custom battle field course, designed by the SLUG Games team and executed by the Snowbasin Resort Park Crew.

The contest will be held on Jan. 11, 2014. Registration is free and will be held at 10 a.m. inside the Huntington Room in Earl’s Lodge.

There will be a cash prize and many other prizes including skis and snowboards provided by the Battle at Basin Presented by Scion sponsors including: Salty Peaks Snowboard Shop, Raja Attire, Zoo York Snowboards, Yelp, iNi Cooperative, Only in Ogden, RAMP Sports, Saga Outerwear, Milosport, Goal Zero, Crossroads Skateshop, DaleBoot, Kitten Factory, Pit Viper and Lucky Slice Pizza.

For more information visit thesluggames.com

Cinnabar Apres Music Series 2013-14

After a great day on the slopes, apres entertainment is taken to a new level in Earl’s Lodge at the Cinnabar Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm from:

Friday,November 30, 2013 Marinade Soul, Reggae, Funk http://marinademusic.com
Saturday, November 31, 2013 Marinade Soul, Reggae, Funk http://marinademusic.com
Friday, December 20, 2013 Ugly Valley Boys Roots Rock & Roll, Country http://www.uglyvalleyboys.com
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Holy Water Buffalo Jam Rock & Roll www.holywaterbuffalo.com
Friday, December 27, 2013 White Water Ramble Rocky Mountain Dance-Grass www.whitewaterramble.com
Saturday, December 28, 2013 White Water Ramble Rocky Mountain Dance-Grass www.whitewaterramble.com
Sunday, December 29, 2013 White Water Ramble Rocky Mountain Dance-Grass www.whitewaterramble.com
Friday, January 3, 2014 Fox Street Blues, Soul, and Rock www.foxstreetband.com
Saturday, January 4, 2014 Fox Street Blues, Soul, and Rock www.foxstreetband.com
Friday, January 10, 2014 T Bird & the Breaks Old-School Hip Hop, Soul www.tbirdandthebreaks.com
Saturday, January 11, 2014 T Bird & the Breaks Old-School Hip Hop, Soul www.tbirdandthebreaks.com
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Jason Spooner Trio Soulful Americana www.jasonspooner.com
Friday, Januray 17, 2014 You, Me, & Apollo Alternative, Indie Rock www.youmeandapollo.com
Saturday, January 18, 2014 You, Me, & Apollo Alternative, Indie Rock www.youmeandapollo.com
Monday, January 20, 2014 Che Zuro Singer Songwriter www.checheche.com
Thursday, January 23, 2014 The Brothers Comatose High Energy Acoustic Roots www.thebrotherscomatose.com
Friday, January 24, 2014 Jeff Crosby & the Refugees Rock & Roll Americana www.jeffcrosbymusic.com
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Jeff Crosby & the Refugees Rock & Roll Americana www.jeffcrosbymusic.com
Friday, January 31, 2014 Andy Frasco & the UN Party Blues www.andyfrasco.com
Saturday, February 2, 2014 Andy Frasco & the UN Party Blues www.andyfrasco.com
Saturday, February 8, 2014 George Kilby JR Rough Cut American Roots www.georgekilbyjr.com
Sunday, February 9, 2014 George Kilby JR Rough Cut American Roots www.georgekilbyjr.com
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Salem Funk, Jazz, and Afro-Cuban www.salem-music.com
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Codi Jordan Band Reggae, Rock Steady www.codijordan.com
Sunday, February 16, 2014 Codi Jordan Band Reggae, Rock Steady www.codijordan.com
Monday, February 17, 2015 Kap Brothers Old Thyme Rock & Roll www.thekapbrothersband.com
Friday, February 21, 2014 West Water Outlaws High Energy Rock & Roll www.westwateroutlaws.com
Friday, February 22, 2014 Hooligans Americana Roots Rock www.vootie.com/hooligans
Friday, February 23, 2014 Hooligans Americana Roots Rock www.vootie.com/hooligans
Friday, February 28, 2014 The Shook Twins Unique, Quirky, Folk www.shooktwins.com
Saturday, March 1, 2014 The Shook Twins Unique, Quirky, Folk www.shooktwins.com
Sunday, March 2, 2014 The Shook Twins Unique, Quirky, Folk www.shooktwins.com
Saturday, March 8, 2014 Head for the Hills Progressive String-Bluegrass www.headforthehillsmusic.com
Sunday, March 9, 2014 Head for the Hills Progressive String-Bluegrass www.headforthehillsmusic.com
Friday, March 14, 2014 Bullets & Belles Neo-Doo-Wop Folk www.bulletsandbelles.com
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Bullets & Belles Neo-Doo-Wop Folk www.bulletsandbelles.com
Monday, March 17, 2014 This Must be the Band Talking Heads Tribute www.thismustbetheband.com
Friday, March 21, 2014 Screen Door Porch Progressive Roots www.screendoorporch.com
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Screen Door Porch Progressive Roots www.screendoorporch.com
Friday, March 28, 2014 Nate Robinson Trio Reggae, Rock-Steady www.naterobinsonmusic.com
Saturday, March 29, 2014 Nate Robinson Trio Reggae, Rock-Steady www.naterobinsonmusic.com
Friday, April 5, 2014 Jeanne Jolly Award winning singer www.jeannejolly.com
Saturday, April 6, 2014 Jeanne Jolly Award winning singer www.jeannejolly.com

We Are Opening On Thanksgiving Day!

Snowbasin Resort will open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013. With recent snowfall combined with extensive snowmaking, Snowbasin Resort will be offering a base averaging between 18-22 inches on 6 runs.

For opening day, Snowbasin Resort will offer “Top to Bottom” skiing & snowboarding off Needles Gondola, Middle Bowl Triple & Little Cat Quad lifts.  The following runs will be open & groomed: Sweet Revenge, Bear Hollow, Snowshoe, Powder Puff, School Hill, and Porcupine Traverse. Snowbasin Resort will offer two “pocket” terrain parks containing 10 features along the open trails with more terrain and lifts opening as weather permits. Early day ticket rates are available starting at $41 for Youth and $69 for Adults.

Snowbasin Resort’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Earl’s Lodge has sold out; however Needles Lodge will be serving food on Thanksgiving Day.

Ticket windows open at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call 801.620.1000; or the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100

Mother’s Day Brunch and Celebration May 11th, 2014

Certainly one of our favorite times of the year here at Snowbasin Resort as summer begins to show with blooming flowers and warmer days.  And with that, we are honored to share our time and our elegant lodges with you our guest during this special time of the year.  Extra care and dedication is always given to our special culinary events, but for whatever reason, at this one we really like to shine.  We work tirelessly to make sure every detail is not missed, and that the food is prepared fresh, ready, and on time.

This year we’ve added more seafood, all slow roasted prime-rib and we have called in air support on the dessert display.  Yes, we have made something already great, even better.  At Snowbasin Resort, providing great food and attentive service is in our DNA – and at this event, we get to show off what we’re all about in the hope of further inspiring ourselves by creating lifetime memories for our guests. Dinner begins at 10:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. This event will surely sell out – Reservations are Mandatory 801-620-1021.

Time:  10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Full Menu click “Here

$47 per person adult (12 and older)$24 per person Youth (6-11) and Free for Infants 5 and under.

Price does not include tax, gratuity, or beverage

At time of reservation, a deposit is taken to reserve seat.  Please have reservationist explain our cancellation policy.

*Snowbasin Resort reserves the right to place your party at a table that best services your group size and the ability to properly serve all of our guests.  Our best attempt to place at your seat of choice will be made, but it cannot be guaranteed.

*Service charge will be placed on groups of 8 or more at 18%

*We cannot serve alcohol until 11:30 am – must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverage

Snowbasin Resort’s 1st Annual Tequila Fiesta and Tasting March 21st

For the first time Snowbasin Resort will be pairing different high-end tequilas from Don Julio with fresh prepared chef-made foods.  Foods will be presented and prepared right in the dining room before your eyes with multi-live action culinary stations.  Tequila will be poured and mixed in ‘courses’ throughout the event meant to be tasted and drank with the appropriate live action foods.  All food will be made from scratch – some will be spicy and others mild.  And whether you like your tequila straight or with ‘training wheels’ we have you covered.

A traditional Mariachi band will play throughout the evening, and the representative from Don Julio along with a tequila maker will be on site to discuss the tequila distilling process. Reservations are Mandatory 801-620-1021

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Food & tasting begins at 6:30 pm

$70 Per Person which includes food and drink – does not include tax or gratuity.

Must be 21 or older and have Valid Identification

To reserve a seat, a deposit is taken at the time of reservation.  Please have reservationist explain our cancellation policy.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dinner at Needles Lodge! (SOLD OUT)

Comfort, Adventure, and Elegance await.  Cozy up with one another under a Snowbasin Resort blanket as you are whisked 2317 vertical feet up the mountain to a timeless ski lodge adorned with all the special accouterments that make Snowbasin Resort such as special place.  You are greeted with a genuine smile and a roaring fire when you are shown to your table with unbelievable views of the Ogden Valley.  Next, a five-course prixe fixe menu awaits with culinary dedication that is second to none.  Ride back down in one of our Gondola cabins the same way you came up in awe of the wonderment that is Needles Lodge at Snowbasin Resort.  We wish you and yours a very happy and special Valentine’s evening.  Full bar service available.  Reservations are Mandatory 801-620-1021

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

$75 per person, which includes a rose for the lady, and the lift ride to the top!

Full Menu Click Here

A deposit is taken at the time of reservation to reserve a seat.  Please have reservationist explain our cancellation policy.

Season Pass Holder’s get your UTA Snow Pass!

Adding even more value to your season pass Snowbasin Resort will be issuing UTA bus passes to season pass holders.  Whether you are a mid-week, Teen, Senior, or child “ALL” pass holders for a one time service fee of $5 get unlimited access to the UTA Snow Pass for the entire 2013-14 season.  The UTA bus will begin service on December 21st daily throughout the end of March. You may pick up your pass next Saturday, November 16th at Gear:30 in Ogden or at Snowbasin Resort starting November 22nd from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

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