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!

Bob’s Vertical Challange

Bob Aamodt’s Vertical Challenge with be coming back to Snowbasin this year for its fifth anniversary on February 28th, 2012. The event will take place from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at the Old Day Lodge. Awards ceremony to take place at 4 pm at the Old Day Lodge.

Just as the challenges before all proceeds from Bob’s Vertical Challenge go to Scoutreach, an officially recognized charity arm of the Boys Scouts of America (BSA). Scoutreach aids youth groups such as YMCA, Youth Impact, The Boys and Girls Clubs ofWeber-DavisCounties, and Boys and Girls Clubs ofBrigham CityandCacheValley. It also offers assistance toOgdenCityschools as well as providing camp scholarships and program and registration fees these deserving programs.

Please go to www.BobsVerticalChallenge.org for sponsorship information and to register online. Or call, Inc., 801-447-4200, 630 N Main, Farmington, Utah, 84025, www.bobaamodt.com.

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 #3

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

REGISTRATION 4PM-5 PM

COURSE INSPECTION 5PM- 5:15 PM

ON COURSE RIDERS MEETING 5:15 PM

AMS 5:30 PM

OPEN 6:00 PM

AMS FINAL 6:30 PM

OPEN FINAL 7:00 PM

AWARDS 7:30 PM

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

REGISTRATION 3:30PM-5:30 PM

COURSE INSPECTION 5PM- 5:15 PM

ON COURSE RIDERS MEETING 5:15 PM

AMS 5:30 PM

OPEN 6:00 PM

AMS FINAL 6:30 PM

OPEN FINAL 7:00 PM

AWARDS 7:30 PM

Friday Night Jib Fights Rail Jam Series Stop #1 Dec 16th

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

REGISTRATION 4PM-5 PM

COURSE INSPECTION 5PM- 5:15 PM

ON COURSE RIDERS MEETING 5:15 PM

AMS 5:30 PM

OPEN 6:00 PM

AMS FINAL 6:30 PM

OPEN FINAL 7:00 PM

AWARDS 7:30 PM

 

Opening Day Snow Conditions

Snowbasin Resort will be starting its 2011.2012 winter season this Thursday November 24th. We will begin the season with 12″+ of new snow since Friday night and with extensive snowmaking Snowbasin will be boasting a base averaging between 18-24 inches on top to bottom runs.

Two lifts will be operating: Needles Gondola and Little Cat Express Quad, and the following runs will be groomed: Sweet Revenge, Bear Hollow, Snowshoe, Powder Puff, School Hill, Strawberry Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse and Porcupine Traverse. The “RailGarden” terrain park will be open as well offering up to 9 rail features with more terrain and lifts to open as early as this weekend. Early day ticket rates will be offered starting at $34 for Youth through $58 for Adults.

Please ride with care as there will still be many obstacles on adjacent runs as well as hidden under the surface. For safety, hiking is no longer being permitted because of snowmaking, avalanche control, and grooming on the mountain. The ticket windows will open at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call 801.620.1000. For more information on snow conditions, call the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com.

Thanksgiving Day Opening

Snowbasin will be opening in just over a week, November 24th, for Skiing and Snowboarding.  The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Earl’s Lodge still has some limited reservations left, but food will be served from a limited menu at Needles Lodge on Thanksgiving Day.

Early season lift prices:

All Day Adult Lift Ticket $58/ Half Day $48

All Day Youth Lift Ticket $34/ Half Day $26

All Day Senior Lift Ticket $46/ Half Day $36

We will be updating trail openings and conditions early next week.

Thanksjibbing Rail Jam

Help the Snowbasin park crew break in the 2011.2012 Rail Garden on Saturday Nov 26th.  This is not a contest its a jam that people can sign up for throw some tricks and maybe get a prize.  Sign up in Earl’s lodge between 9:00 and 10:30 am.  The rail jam will be held between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Rail Garden park in front of Earl’s Lodge.  So come to Snowbasin and have a great time getting some tricks on lock first thing this season.

High Temps and Rain End Summer Skiing/Snowboarding

After several days of high temperatures and significant rain Snowbasin will no longer continue its summer Skiing and Snowboarding.  We had two great weeks of Skiing/Snowboarding off the Middle Bowl lift however summer has finally arrived melting away the necessary snow amount to operate in the lower elevations.  Though we are closed for lift access skiing/snowboarding, Snowbasin will be hosting a Rail Jam on Sunday July 3rd at Earl’s base area for both skiers and snowboarders.  In addition, Snowbasin has many summer events and activities including mountain top dining, lower elevation mountain bike trails, and a 9-hole disc golf course currently open to the public. Snowbasin is looking forward to lift accessed Mountain Biking and Hiking in weeks to come.  Keep an eye on the blog for an official opening date.

**The Snowbasin Rail Jam on July 3rd is NOT cancelled**