2nd Annual Chili Fest and Food Drive 2014

Labor Day – Monday, September 1st, 2014


Free Live Music TBD

BBQ items and beverage available for purchase

All ages.  Children’s Activities.  Families welcome.

Food Drive Event for the Utah Food Bank and the ‘Beat Hunger by a Mile Campaign’

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, and then vote on.  The winning chili will be served all year long 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.

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.

After the live music concludes, the ballots will be counted, and the winning chili, and the chef that prepared it, will be announced.

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

What a great way to spend Labor Day in the high alpine, sampling great home-made chili, tasting great food, listening to free live music, and helping a great cause in Utah!

For more information:  801-620-1000 or info@snowbasin.com  or 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.

No Name Chili Festival Sept 2nd

Gets your taste-buds ready Snowbasin Resort is hosting its first annual No Name Chili Festival on September 2nd.  $12* gets you in the door and if you bring three or more canned food items** your entry fee is only $8*.  With your entry fee you will receive a ballot & sampling kit to taste as many times as you want and judge all 8 Snowbasin Resort chili recipes (named below) prepared by Snowbasin’s highly skilled culinary team. Once you are satisfied with your chili tasting fill out your ballot ranking the best chili of the day.  Snowbasin Resort will tally all the ballets and the winning chili recipe will be served at John Paul Lodge this coming winter season!  That’s right, you, our loyal guest, get to pick the chili at John Paul Lodge for the coming winter season!

There will be live FREE Live Music starting at 12:30 pm with the roots Americana & alt country band Honey Pine then at 3:00 pm Stonefed will hit the stage playing roots groove, funk & reggae.   For the kids Snowbasin will have Snocones, face painters, and balloon benders.  The full BBQ menu and Beer Garden will be available from 12:00 pm -5:00 pm in Earl’s Lodge &  on Earl’s Patio.  The Gondola will be open and available for those that want to purchase tickets.

*$2 of each entry going to the Utah Foodbank!

**All canned food will be donated to the Utah Foodbank!

Featured Chili

#1 Caribbean Pork Chili

#2 Greek Lamb Chili

#3 Italian Chili

#4 Bourbon Steak Chili

#5 Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili (vegan)

#6 Chicken Chorizo Chili

#7 Turkey Adobo Chili

#8 Seafood Chili