“Kings & Queens” of the Mountain 2011/2012

Congratulations to everyone that really put some time on the moutnain this season at Snowbasin, especially those who logged more than 80 days skiing/snowboarding*. We really appreciate our ‘regulars’ that are passionate about Snowbasin. Thank you to everyone for being a part of our 2011/2012 season. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain this summer!

Greg Klein 138
Butch Miller 136
Larry Nye 134
George Quirk 129
John Thirkill 116
Barbara Warren 115
Liz Vincent 115
Ed Callantine 113
Paul Cardello 112
David Kerr 111
Rick Thompson 110
Marc Silverman 108
Rholand Lange 107
Charles Chance 107
Dawn Goode 107
Joshua Smith 105
Dale Miller 105
Bob Tassone 103
Walter Snellman 103
Steven Benjamin 103
Susan Jones 103
Doug Paquette 101
G. Brian Hunter 100
Suzanne Barilec 100
Chris Ochsenbein 99
Mark Raines 99
Jack Dimmitt 98
William Godbey 97
Mark Edes 97
Gary Nate 97
Paul Davin 95
Zanon Putnam 94
Brehon Shaw 94
Frank Tilaro 93
Walter Fuller 92
Mike Biccum 91
Jan Zehner 90
Tom Eshleman 90
Tricia Olson 89
Chris Anderson 87
Travis Larsen 87
Derlin Newey 87
Rob Vogt 86
Barry Swartz 85
Tom Leavitt 85
Cesar Garcia 85
Linda West 85
Scott Bittle 85
William West 84
David Ronning 84
Wes Welch 84
Heidi Koudele 83
Shauna Russell 83
Bill Collopy 83
Pat Cumberland 83
Brent Johnson 82
Lance Koudele 81
Brent Hadley 81
Jackie Norton 81
Casey Wright 81
Jessica Harper 81
Luke Terry 80
Rauli Karjalainen 80
Jim Martell 80

*If you lost and/or had your pass re-issued during the season your count will start over

Snowbasin Closing this Weekend and Festivities

Snowbasin will be closing for the 2011-2012 winter season on Sunday, April 8th. To celebrate another great season, we will be providing music by local favorites The Kap Brothers on Saturday April 7th as well as having a barbecue on the Earl’s Patio from 1:30am -4:30pm, weather permitting. So come out and get one last ski or snowboard day in before the 2011-2012 season comes to a close at Snowbasin and listen to some great local music with your friends or family. Finally, On Sunday, April 8th, Snowbasin will be opening up the Old Day Lodge Parking Lot to people who want to tailgate for the last day of the season!

John Paul Lift to Close April 2nd and Late Season Rates

John Paul Quad Lift will be closing for the 2011-2012 winter season on Monday April 2nd.  Starting April 3rd Snowbasin will be going to its late season lift ticket rates (See Below):

Adult Full Day
Youth Full Day
Senior (65-74) Full Day
Adult Half Day
Youth Half Day
Senior (65-74) Half Day

Snowsports Learning Center Late Season Lessons Update

As of Monday April 2nd the Snowsports Learning Center will only be offering group lessons at 10 am.  All Day Lessons for Youth and Grizzle Cubs are still available and Private Lessons will still be offered anytime. Contact the Snowsports Learning Center for any questions 801.620.1015

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17th

On March 17th Snowbasin will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day party on Earl’s Plaza serving Corned Beef & Cabbage along with Green Beer and live entertainment.  So come out make some runs on the mountain and celebrate this Irish holiday at Snowbasin Resort!

Flying Kangaroo Laura Peel Takes World Cup Gold

Twenty-two-year-old aerial skier, Laura Peel, has recorded a break-through victory to take a World Cup gold medal in Kreischberg, Austria, Feb 20th.

The Mt Buller skier joins the elite group of Kirstie Marshall, Jacqui Cooper, Alisa Camplin and Lydia Lassila as the only Australians to have won a World Cup aerial skiing event.

It is the first major international win by an Australian aerial skier since Lassila won gold at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games two years ago.

Peel finished ahead of Ukrainian Olga Volkova, who was a medalist at last year’s World Championships, and China’s Yu Yang in third place.

The win by the Australian Institute of Sport / Victorian Institute of Sport athlete in the World Cup seventh round follows a season of remarkable progress, elevating her ranking to fourth in the world.

In just her second year on the World Cup circuit, Peel has produced a third, a fifth and fourth placing to go with today’s victory, delivering a dream season.

Given that Peel is in the early stage of her development and yet to introduce high degree of difficulty jumps into her repertoire, her achievements this season have surprised many, including herself.

“It’s going to take a while for today to sink in because it is a big shock, Peel said.

“I would not have dreamed of this at the start of the season.

“I think this is now the start of my career and I can achieve a lot more, using jumps with a higher degree of difficulty.

“I think there is potential there, with hopefully a lot more to come.”

Peel set herself a goal of making two finals this year and if a podium finished occurred, that would be a bonus.

So far this season she has smashed those expectations and Peel hopes that this is the first step towards achieving the ultimate for her – a Winter Olympic Games medal.

“Today definitely helps towards achieving my long term goal of an Olympic medal. I have a few more years before the next Olympics so I will keep going down the same track and you never know,” Peel said.

However, she knows that fulfilling her ultimate goal will hinge heavily on introducing jumps with a higher degree of difficulty than she used today.

She performed an excellent double twisting double somersault in the qualifying round scoring 87 points to place second, and had to rely on a lower scoring single twisting double somersault in the top four shoot out to snatch victory after the number one qualifier Chinese skier Yu Yang crashed on the final jump of the event to slip and slipped to third.

Although China’s top two aerial skiers, Mengtao Xu and Shuang Cheng, who are one and two on the World Cup aerial standings list, were not competing today, Peel still has good reason to celebrate.

Teammates and World Cup rookies, Danielle Scott and Samantha Wells both scored personal best scores above 80 points for the first time in competition. Scott finished 7th while Wells was 8th. in Austria.

Olympic Winter Institute of Australia CEO Geoff Lipshut said that the result was extremely encouraging for Australia’s aerial skiing and praised the work done by AIS aerial skiing program head coach Cord Spero , program/ team manager Ashley Merkur and Barbara Meyer.

Lipshut, who pointed out that the Australian team will be bolstered by the return of Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila next season, said that all of the program and support staff at the VIS and AIS had been instrumental in the development of Peel, Scott and Wells.

Wells is ninth in world after Austria and Scott is close to breaking into the top 10 rankings.

The team will have a two day break before traveling to the Belarus capital Minsk for the next competition on February 25.

Winter Dew Tour Event Schedule




Thursday, February 9th


Festival Village Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm


Friday, February 10th


Festival Village Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

SNB SlopeStyle Women Semi-Final                                           10:00AM – 11:30AM

SKI Superpipe Women Semi-Final                                              11:00AM – 12:00PM

SNB SlopeStyle Men Semi-Final                                                  11:30AM – 1:50PM

SKI Superpipe Men Semi-Final                                                     12:00PM – 1:30PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SKI  Slopestyle Men Final            3:30PM – 4:30PM

SNB SuperPipe Women Semi-Final                                            4:30PM – 5:30PM

SNB SuperPipe Men Semi-Final                                                   5:30PM – 7:30PM

Concert                                                                                                                8:00PM – 10:00PM


Saturday, February 11th


Festival Village Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

SKI Slopestyle Women Semi-Final                                              9:00AM – 10:15AM

SKI Slopestyle Men Semi-Final                                                     10:15AM – 12:30PM

SNB Superpipe Women Final                                                       11:00AM – 11:40AM

SNB Superpipe Men Final                                                              12:00PM – 1:30PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SNB Slopestyle Women Final    2:15PM – 3:15PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SNB Slopestyle Men Final           3:30PM – 4:30PM

SKI Superpipe Women Final                                                         5:00PM – 5:40PM

SKI SuperPipe Men Final                                                                                6:00PM – 7:00PM



Sunday, February 12th


Festival Village Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

                SNB SlopeStyle Women Final                                                      9:00AM – 9:40AM

                SNB SlopeStyle Men Final                                                             10:00AM – 11:00AM

                SKI SlopeStyle Women Final                                                        12:00PM – 12:40PM

SKI SlopeStyle Men Final                                                                               1:00PM – 2:30PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SNB SuperPipe Women Final    2:30PM – 3:30PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SNB SuperPipe Men Final           4:00PM – 5:00PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour SNB SuperPipe Men Final           5:30PM – 6:30PM

Dew Cup Awards                                                                              2:30PM – 3:30PM

**Schedule is subject to change**

Snowbasin to dedicate Gondola Car 2010 Olympic Champion aerial skier Lydia Lassila

January 19th, 2012


Lassila to be honored in Snowbasin Utah


2010 Olympic Champion aerial skier, Lydia Lassila will have a gondola cabin dedicated to her on Sunday 29th January, at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.


Snowbasin is the North American home base of the Australian Aerial Skiing program – “the Flying Kangaroos” and a long term supporter of Lassila and her team mates on the National Team.


Lassila who gave birth to her first child in May, 2011 is on track to return to international competition in late 2012, in the quest to defend her Olympic Championship. Lassila will be joining other members of the Flying Kangaroos in Utah, for a ski camp at the end of January.


Lassila commented from her home in Melbourne Australia: “I am so thrilled that Snowbasin have chosen to recognize me. I look forward to being at Snowbasin at the end of the month, meeting all of our many friends in the community, and just cannot wait to put my skis on and head out skiing.“


Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman, Geoffrey J Henke AO, praised the resort upon learning of the recognition of Lassila:


”Snowbasin has been just so important for our athletes, it really is the Crown Jewel of ski resorts, and our team has been extremely fortunate to have had the benefit of training and skiing at a World Class facility.


We are appreciative that Lydia will be the second of our athletes to be honored with a gondola car dedication, joining 2002 Olympic Champion Alisa Camplin. As an organization we are very proud to have Mrs. Carol Holding as the only honorary member of the Flying Kangaroos, and we remain thankful to Carol and her husband Earl for their ongoing support of our young athletes”


Contact for more information:



Steve Rogers PhD – Manager North American Operations

Steve.Rogers@owia.org  +1801 698 3819

New Terrain and Lift Ticket Pricing

Starting Dec 17th Snowbasin will be opening the “In and Out” area.  Which includes the following trails: Main Street, Trappers Trail, and Bear Springs.  Beginning Saturday Middle Bowl Triple will be open everyday through the holiday season.  Finally, Lift ticket rates will be moving to full price starting December 17th. Click here for lift ticket rates.

Friday Night Jib Fights Rail Jam Series Stop #2 January 13th

Snowbasin is teaming up with Brighton and PCMR and upping the Utah contest season ante this winter and partnering to find the top rail slayers in the state of Utah with the Friday Night Jib Fights Rail Jam series. Registration is $15




AMS 5:30 PM

OPEN 6:00 PM