The Winter Season is upon us and the countdown has begun for opening day November 28th!
Just a few things you may want to do to prepare for the season:
- Dig out your snow wear so you are ready to go on Thanksgiving Day.
- Tune and wax your skis and snowboards.
- Print your season pass before opening day (check out our offsites for pass printing).
- Stretch and get those winter legs ready for some fresh snow.
- Tune in to our social media accounts and check out our (s)November Tips. You can also share your own (s)November tips by #sNovember on your posts!
Winter is coming, we’re ready! Are you?
Bob Vertical Challenge with be coming back to Snowbasin Resort this year for its 7th annual run on February 27th, 2014. The event will take place from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:45 am at the Old Day Lodge with the event starting at 9 am. Lunch will be included with the day’s activities. An awards ceremony will occur at 4 pm at the Old Day Lodge.
Just as the challenges before, all proceeds from Bob’s Vertical Challenge go to Scout reach, an officially recognized charity arm of the Boys Scouts of America (BSA). Scout reach aids youth groups such as YMCA, Youth Impact, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis Counties, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Brigham City and Cache Valley. It also offers assistance to Ogden City schools, as well as providing scout camp scholarships and registration fees for youth.
Please go to www.BobsVerticalChallenge.org for sponsorship information and to register online, or call, 801-447-4200. Don’t miss out on a great ski day for a great cause.
On September 28th, 2013, Zoe Sports will host its first 5K trail run/walk fundraiser at Maples Trail located at Snowbasin Resort. Registration begins at 8 am, and set groups will start the trail race at 9 am. Run Your Trail Off will raise vital funds for the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, a non profit organization whose profits go to children and veterans with brain injuries. The profits are needed to help provide information and resources to survivors, family awareness, prevention programs, and individuals returning to work.
US National A team Snowboarder, Paralympic hopeful, and local athlete, Keith Grizzly Gabel has enthusiastically committed to support the fundraiser and share his inspiring story and sign autographs.
The entrance fee to enter the race is $15, this cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle. Energy bars, water, and one drawing ticket will be provided for all individuals who enter. Family members and friends can also purchase additional drawing tickets for $5 each. At the end of the race there will be a drawing for prizes from those who have generously donated to the cause.
Snowbasin Resort will be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Celebration on December 24, so c’mon up and help spread some Holiday Cheer with your family, friends and neighbors the Snowbasin way: great food, great times with loved ones and cherished memories. Following a day of skiing with Santa, Christmas Eve dinner will be served in Earl’s Lodge from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a choice of classic roasted turkey with cranberry cornbread stuffing, glazed ham, roasted stuffed pork loin as well as delectable house made desserts. The servory will also be open for cocoa, refreshment and the Cinnabar will also be open for those that need a little more pick-me-up.
For full menu please visit HERE
Festivities will include a torchlight parade with more than 50 skiers & snowboarders at 6:00 pm down City Hill followed by fireworks at 6:15 pm ending with Santa’s arrival to Earl’s Plaza by sleigh at 6:25 pm for photos by our friends at Faceshots Photography. All other viewing festivities are FREE.
Reservations will not be taken for this festive and very popular event as it is on a first come first serve basis. Please know and understand that this is not a ‘sit-down full service event’ and it is typically very busy and crowded – especially 5:30 or later. The lodge can get full and a lot of seats will get taken quickly – so get up early and enjoy the lodge before the outside festivities begin. For more information please call 801-620-1000.
**No reservations, and no ‘claiming seats’ ahead of time.
As the leaves fall, the air gets a little cooler and the days get shorter we are all quickly reminded that winter is right around the corner. However, before the snow falls and the lifts begin to turn we are hosting one last special Halloween event. This year at Earl’s Lodge we are going to go all out and decorate in a ‘Spooktacular’ fashion along with games and activities for the kiddos. There will be a costume contest for adults and kids, a bobbing for apples contest, a ‘Haunted’ photo booth and of course the incredible food. This year, we have turned up the heat come up with a menu where many of the items will be prepared in the dining room fresh to order from chef action stations. This alone will be worth the trip.
Doors open at 5:30 pm food begins at 6:30 and goes until 8:30 and the dancing will go until…?? You guys decide. Full bar will be available from the Cinnabar. $29 for adults (12 and over) $18 for Youth (ages 5-11) and Kids 5 and under are FREE.
**Price does not include beverage, UT sales tax, and gratuity.
Help Snowbasin Resort close out the last weekend of our summer season with an ‘Oktoberfest’ style party done in true Snowbasin fashion Saturday October 5th! 8 Local UT craft brews will be “on tap” to satisfy all your beer needs and wants. German food staples like bratwurst, special sausages and home-made sauerkraut will be ready hot off-the-grill while summer BBQ favorites like brisket, burgers and pulled pork will be available for purchase. In typical Snowbasin fashion we will have live music form “Two and a Half White Guys” playing Ska & Rock Steady music to entertain your festive afternoon.
Entrance to the event is FREE. Beer Tokens will be available for purchase (must be 21 + with valid ID) at $2 each that can be redeemed for one 6oz sampler beer. 2 Tokens will get you 12oz of beer. Seasonal, specialty & high point beers will all be available to token holders.
Participating Local Utah Breweries:
Roosters Brewing Company
Red Rock Brewing
*Unita brewing will be serving its Limited Reserve Beer called Wet ‘n Wyld for the first time in Utah!
**Must be 21 and over with Valid State ID to consume alcoholic beverages. No outside alcohol or outside food. Tokens not redeemed at the end of the event will be considered void – no cash value.
Come join the Ogden Astronomical Society and fellow star enthusiasts to observe the breath taking night time views Snowbasin Resort has to offer on Friday September 20th. Telescopes for public viewing will be available on the Needles Lodge deck compliments of the Ogden Astronomy Club. Gondola service begins at 5:30 and food service will be available until 9:30 pm. Last Gondola down is at 10:00 pm. New this year Snowbasin will have two food areas at Needles Lodge: BBQ on the Patio of Needles and the Main Dining Servory inside the lodge. Lift tickets for adults are $10, Children $5, Ages 6 and under are free. Those with a 2013-14 “Premier” & “Value” season pass have free lift access for this event. For more information call 801.620.1000.
For more information about the Ogden Astronomical Society click on the link below:
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!
#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
Snowbasin is excited to offer “Premier” pass holders free skiing at 11 other Western resorts. Premier season pass holders can take advantage of the Powder Alliance deals throughout the 2013-14 season giving you access to 12 Resorts, 123 Lifts, 26,782 ft. vertical with a total average annual snowfall of 3,919 ft. For more information, visit http://www.powderalliance.com
For an original dining experience this summer, Join Snowbasin Resort at Earl’s Lodge for our first winemaker’s dinner with Urban Winery Kiler Grove. This reservation only event begins at 6:00 pm on Earl’s Patio with a ‘Flight’ of wines tasting complimented with appetizers freshly made on the patio. The Daniel Day Trio will be playing Jazz on Earl’s Patio to set the mood for the evening. Then at 7:30 pm you will adjourn to the dining room for a three course meal paired with wines while the wine vintner is present to discuss the grapes and wine making process. This is is a must for any wine connoisseur to attend! Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling 801.620.1021. For a full menu, price & schedule click HERE.