Help Snowbasin fill a gondola with food this weekend!

Beating Hunger By A Mile Food Drive Join with Snowbasin in filling a gondola car…Or as many as we can.  With non-perishable food items to donate to the Utah Food Bank.We NEED your help to feed people that are in trouble. No it’s not November yet, but the cupboards are empty and the need is NOW.

Please bring a bag of non-perishable food and receive a one free gondola lift ticket good for the rest of the summer season (exp Oct 7th).  All items need to be dropped off by September 18th at the Season Pass desk in Earl’s Lodge.

All the donated food will be taken to Salt Lake and lined up along the sidewalk from the City & County Building to the State Capitol… one whole mile! That’s a lot of food so we need your help!

September is Hunger Action Month all across the nation, you may not realize it, but Utah is ranked #4 in the nation for the highest rate of very low food security.  In fact, one in eight Utah children live in poverty, and 400,000 Utahans are at risk of skipping or missing a meal each day.

Find out more about the Utah Food Bank: https://www.utahfoodbank.org/

Party To Support Our Trails with Weber Pathways!

Here’s a sure way to win at the Mt Ogden 100K!  Come spend the evening before the race with friends while enjoyng great music, and a BBQ.  Bid on great outdoor-gear auction items, all while doing your part to support the great trails of Weber County. The Weber Pathways Trail Mixer event will be held in the Meadow outside Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin during race packet pick up on Friday evening, August 17th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  So bring your support crew and start the race off right. Racers are provided a free dinner, but look for a discount coupon for one additional person in your race packet.

Snowbasin’s 2012 Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*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.

June 23rd & 24th: Avalanche prevention and science -with Frank Waikart

  • Learn from the pro. Frank Waikart has 12 years of experience working in snow safety. Let Frank walk you thru the ins and outs of avalanches. Frank will show you what he looks for in snow conditions and the tools he uses. Have a chance to see a gun tower and hold a hand charge. 1.5-2 hours

 

June 30th & July 1st: All about Geo-caching (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • What is Geo-caching? Tim Franchi will answer this, along with the etiquette and the how to of geo-caching. On this tour you never know what you could find.  If you have a GPS bring it or get a head start by visiting http://www.geocaching.com/ 1-1.5 hours

 

July 7th & 8th: Mountain Bike Tour – with Tim Eastley (Bike and Helmet Required)

  • Your guide will take you along the Ogden Canyon Overlook trail with some great forest coverage mixed with wide open canyon views. A challenging ride with many scenic attractions. You must bring a mountain bike, helmet and water. This is not a how to mountain bike class. This is a ride for intermediate to advanced riders. 1-2 hours

 

July 14th & 15th: Snowbasin Disc Golf – with Tim Eastley and Lance Roylance

  • Learn how to play disc golf.  This tour will give you the opportunity to learn a few tricks to this rapidly expanding sport. Your guide will walk you thru the 9 – hole course located in our bas area. 1 hour

 

July 21st & 22nd & July 28th & 29th: Wildflowers & Plants -

with Steve Larue & Frank Waikart (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees. Guides will help identify and describe many of the species of native flora and discuss effects of weather, location and wildlife on plants. This tour has something for everyone as the length and level of difficulty can vary. Depending on weather conditions many flowers and shrubs may be blooming. Come prepared to trek across varying terrain with your water, sunscreen, sturdy footwear and camera. 1.5-3 hours

 

August 4th & 5th: Beaver Dams (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • This off trail hike will take you deep into beaver country. Make your way thru swampy conditions to experience beaver dams and lodges. But be quiet and sneaky for an opportunity to see native trout and potentially a beaver. Mosquito repellant, shoes that can get dirty, long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended. 1-3 hours

 

August 11th & 12th: Science of Snowmaking (hike) – with Zac Alder (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Have you ever wondered how we make snow? Learn about the different types of snowguns, snow qualities, wet bulb and much more. When you hike from the top of Needles to the snowmaking building. Tour the snowmaking building then hike to the base area. Wear your sunscreen, sturdy shoes and bring water. 2-2.5 hours

 

August 18th & 19th: Tour of the Cirques (hike) – (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Come prepared because were going to the top. Hike from the top of Needles gondola to MountOgdenand back. This strenuous hike will give you a bird’s eye view to the valley below. Come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen and appropriate shoes. 4-4.5 hours

 

August 25th & 26th: How a ski lift works – with Lift Maintenance

  • We all ride them but what makes them spin? Come join us to tour lift terminals, motor rooms, lift shacks and the infamous parking garage. The Lift Maintenance exports at Snowbasin will take the time to explain the principles of ski lift mechanics and help us all appreciate our ride to the top. 1.5-2 hours

 

September 1st & 2nd: The dog days of Snowbasin (base) – with Brian Dubuque

  • Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This two-hour round trip hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be on a leash. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry. 2-2.5 hours

 

 

 

Father’s Day BBQ Sunday June 17th, 2013

No better way to celebrate Father’s Day with your Dad then taking him to Snowbasin for an Ol’ Fashioned BBQ featuring Grilled Tri-Tip, BBQ Pork Spareribs, and Hamburgers just to name a few!  (click “Here” for Full Menu)  The BBQ starts at 12:00 pm and will go through 5:00 pm on Earl’s Lodge Patio. The BBQ will be complemented with live music from 12:00 pm through 4:30 pm.  So come up to Snowbasin and treat your Dad to great food, Live Music from Dizzy Desoto, and amazing views on his special day.

Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday May 13th

There is no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to take your mom to brunch at Earl’s Lodge on Sunday, May 13th.  Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and elegance of Earl’s Lodge while dining on plates from braised lamb shank to crepes (Click HERE for full menu). This grand buffet will also be complemented with live music.

Cost for the buffet is $42 for adults, $20 for children ,6 to 12 years old, and no charge for children under 6. Reservations may be made from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seating is limited so please call for reservations at 801-620-1021.

Annual Snowdance and Auction

The Ogden Valley Business Association is excited to announce a new date and new beneficiary for their Annual Snowdance and Auction, which will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Snowdance, in its 10th year, is an elegant evening of entertainment and fine dining that celebrates the ski season.  It will be held at Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin Resort.  Silent and live auctions, music, delicious fare from Snowbasin chefs, and award winning programs and speakers will combine for what will once again be a memorable evening. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation and TheOgden Valley Business Association.

 The keynote address will be presented by former paralympian, Chris Waddell.

 Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. A little more than two years later, Waddell was named to the US Disabled Ski Team. Waddell went on to become the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history, winning twelve medals over four games, and spending a total of 11 years on the US Disabled Ski Team.

 Tickets are now on sale at www.ovba.org. Individual tickets are $75, premiere seating is $100 and tables of 10 are $750 and $1,000.

 The mission of The Ogden Valley Business Association is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Ogden Valley (including Ogden Canyon) through the promotion and development of community and economic resources, including arts and culture, education, health and human services, tourism, and community services.

The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization that provides support for adaptive snow sports programs held at Snowbasin.  Their programs offer winter recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to share with their families and friends in a world-class alpine environment. Their mission is to support a quality sports experience for those who otherwise could not access the beauty and excitement of the mountain.

For additional information about the event and to purchase tickets log on to www.ovba.org or visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OVBASnowdance

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Karam at (801)791-8801 or at lisa@ovba.org

 

Snowbasin’s Annual Christmas Eve Celebration

Snowbasin will be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Celebration on December 24. Following a day of skiing with Santa, Christmas Eve dinner will be served in Earl’s Lodge from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a choice of classic roasted turkey with cranberry cornbread stuffing ($16); roasted pork loin with apples, corn bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and seasonal vegetable($17); Vegetarian, Portabella Napoleon($16) . Cost for children 12 and under is $7.50. Fresh bread pudding or fruit crisp will also be available for $2.50.

Festivities will include Santa’s arrival to Earl’s Plaza by sleigh at 6:00 p.m. followed by a torchlight parade with more than 50 skiers and fireworks.

Reservations are not necessary. For full menu click here.

Season Pass Desk Winter Hours

The Snowbasin Season Pass and information desk at Earl’s Lodge will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting this Saturday November 19th.  We suggest that if you have not picked up your new Season Pass you stop by before opening day to avoid potential lines. If you have any questions please call 801.620.1000.

Snowbasin Winter Job Fair October 7th

The 2011/2012 winter season will be here before you know it, which brings a number of job opportunities at Snowbasin! Mark your calendar for Friday, October 7th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in Earl’s Lodge for the annual Wintet Job Fair at Snowbasin.  Have the opportunity to speak with various department managers and apply on-site.  Snowbasin looks forward to seeing you there. 

Managers from the following departments will be present:

Lift Operations

Ticket Checking

Terrain Parks

Snowmaking

Terrain Park

Ticket Sales

F&B

Grizzly

Guest Services

Security

Rentals

Ski Patrol and Snowsports will not be present but are currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Winter season.

Download and fill out your applications ahead of time with the link below:

http://www.snowbasin.com/assets/files/emp_application.pdf

 

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours

On a Snowbasin guided hike you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from now through September 4th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

 *Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

 

September 3rd & 4th: The dog days of Snowbasin (base) –

  • Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This two-hour round trip hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be on a leash. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry. 2-2.5 hours