Ragnar’s Wasatch Back Relay will be celebrating its 10th year this summer and Snowbasin Resort is proud to be one of its major exchange points. June 20th and 21st you will be able to cheer your favorite runner, team, or just support the event as a whole as participants come through Snowbasin’s Earl’s Lodge base area. The Wasatch Back Relay is a 198.3-mile race that consists of multiple relay teams of 12 runners. Teams will rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors. Teams will party along the backside of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from Logan to Park City, Utah via Snowbasin over this four day race.
Snowbasin will be hosting a Super G Race Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the John Paul Area of the resort for ages 14 and under. We will have some of the following trails either closed or with limited access. Starting at the bottom Wildflower Run accessed continuing down Draba Drop along with City Hill will be closed to the public. You will still be able to ski Wildflower but will need to exit through Parson’s Run to Blue Grouse. Once on Blue Grouse you will have skier’s right side access into Showboat accessing Little Cat Terrain Park and the bottom of Wildcat Bowl leading to the base area. For any other information please contact Snowsports Learning Center 801.620.1015 or our general information line 801.6201000.
Snowbasin will be hosting the USSA Masters Slalom race February 9th and 10th on Bullwinkle run. Come up to see some of the most experienced racers in the local area show great form and excellence on this challenging coarse. For more information about USSA events and guidelines check HERE!
Sign up starts at 8 am in Earl’s Lodge
Lift Load starts at 9 am on Needles Gondola
Coarse inspection goes from 9 – 9:45 am
NASTAR is now open! Come and test your racing skill on Bullwinkle every weekend from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Prices are $5 for 2 runs and $10 for all day. Best access is Needles Gondola and then use the Middle Bowl triple to loop the coarse.
The 2nd Annual LivaStride Fall Trail Run Festival will be hosted at Snowbasin on October 1st. The trail run events are broken down to 5K, 10K, and 25K. There will also be a festival area with plenty of fun activiites and food for the family. Registration for this even will be open March 1st, 2011. Early registration deadline is September 17th, 2011. Races limited to 300 total runners so don’t forget to sign up early. Come join Snowbasin in the support of this great event and organization.
Cost Before Deadline (9.17.11):
Cost after Deadline:
Day of Registration begins at 7:30 am, only checks and cash will be accepted.
Race times: 25K- 9:00 am
5K and 10K- 10:00 am
There will be pre-race food, hot chocolate and coffee. Runners will be able to hang out in the lodge before and after the race where they will have the grills fired up with delicious food for purchase.
Each runner gets a t-shirt and 1 free raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be sold for $2.
Proceeds from this event go towards a Scholarship Program for individuals who need assistance with Higher Education. College graduates are more likely able to earn twice as much as someone one with a high school diploma. Other statistics show, people who attend college tend to be healthier and a generally more rounded person than someone who has just got a high school education.
For students coming from a less wealthy background the large cost of going to college can seem daunting for themselves and their family. The statistics for college graduates do clearly show that investing in the students own future can pay off dividends in the future, both in monetary value and in social skills and pleasure.*
To Register before the race go to:
Italy’s immensely popular “Big Ride” is rolling in to Snowbasin, Utah this summer on August 20th. Following Gran Fondo tradition, this cycling event is open to the masses and offers long, mid and short distances for all to enjoy. Everyone from recreational amateurs to competitive cyclists is invited. Experience what tens of thousands of cyclists worldwide have enjoyed for generations when you join the big ride in Snowbasin. – Life Time Grand Fondo Utah. LTGranFondo.com
Trails will be closed to the public at Snowbasin on Saturday, July 31st.
INTERMOUNTAIN CUP – RACE # 12 – Basin Bash XC
Sponsored by: KUHL Clothing & Snowbasin Resort
7:00 AM – 9 AM – Registration at Snowbasin In Earl’s Lodge
8:00 AM – 9 & Under and 10-12 Race
8:45 AM – Racer meeting and staging for all racers
9:00 AM – Start of race for all categories
EARLY REGISTRATION – by July 26
$34, 12 & Under – $23
Pro Men & Women – $43
$39, 12 and Under – $28.00
Pro Men and Women $48.00
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 9.2-mile loop consists of 90% wide single-track that winds east across the lower mountain. The start/finish is at the Grizzly Center, ride the Green Pond Loop past the Snowbasin Access Trail to the intersection with Last Chance. Follow Last Chance until it merges with Needles then drop into Sunshine, which will connect back with Needles then continue to Maples and back to the start/finish.
LODGING: Lakeside Resort Properties (801) 745-3194
Racers can get up-to-date race information at www.intermountaincup.com , sign up to follow icupracing on Twitter, or call the I. Cup Race hot Line at 801-942-3498.
Mountain bike enthusiasts – mark you calendars! The Mt. Ogden 50k at Snowbasin was a huge success last summer. In the fact the event was so strongly supported by the mountain bike community, that it has been expanded to include 100k event and a four-person relay. Registration will be available in April. Watch for more details!
In the spirit of tradition, four Town Challenge races have been scheduled at Snowbasin. The GS races will take place on City Hill using the NASTAR start on Feb. 6, Feb. 27, and March 20. The finals will take place on March 27 on Wildcat Bowl. The Town Challenge is open to skiers and snowboarders, with awards given each week to individuals in each age category.
All races will be two runs with the best time counting for the places. Age groups are as follows for male and female categories: Under 13; 14-18; 19-35; 36-49; 50 and over. Races start at 11:00am and run until 1:30pm, with awards at 3:00pm on Earl’s Patio.
A raffle is held after each race, with donations from our sponsors. At this time, sponsors include Diamond Peak of Eden, Alpine Sports of Ogden, The Grizzley Center, and Budweiser.
Registration is in Earl’s Lodge from 8:30 am to 10 am. Cost per race is $10. All participants must fill out a waiver and release prior to racing. Teams consist of 4 individuals and 3 times count toward team awards at end of season. Team fees are $120 for 4 racers.
For more information, call (801) 620-1000. For conditions, call the Snow Report at (801) 620-1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com
Nico Lebrun and Melanie McQuaid win XTERRA USA Championship in Utah, Stoltz/McQuaid win Pro Series
For complete results, visit: www.xterraplanet.com/utah/pdf/usaChampsResults09.pdf?
Thousands of people including athletes, volunteers, spectators and others converged on Snowbasin today for a the XTERRA USA Championships. The magnificent array of colors painting the mountainside around the world-class Snowbasin Resort today was nothing but breathtaking. Perhaps the only thing more explosive was watching world-class athletes compete for the Pro Series titles and $80,000 in prize money.