After the Party Is the After-Party: Deer Valley World Cup and Yeti Bash
If you missed out on the party that was Sundance 2017, don’t worry. Because the unofficial Sundance after-parties are set to kick off this weekend—and that’s where the real fun begins!
After-Party #1: World Cup Weekend at Deer Valley Resort
World Cup Weekend continues at Deer Valley Resort on Thursday with Men’s and Ladies’ Moguls qualifiers, and finals under the lights of Deer Valley.
Aerialists get their turn Friday afternoon and night, followed by fireworks and a fundraiser at Fuego benefiting The Speedy Foundation.
Saturday night is one of the best nights of the season as most of Park City shows up to watch the Men’s and Ladies’ Dual Moguls under lights at Deer Valley. Mogul skiers ripping bumps and sending huge airs side-by-side as a riled-up crowd cheers from below. Music will be blasting, flags will be waving, fans in costumes will be dancing, and lots of warm cocktails will be consumed as the NBC cameras will be rolling until the last firework has been lit. Then everyone heads to Main Street to keep the (after)party rolling. You don’t want to miss this.
After-Party #2: The Wasatch Yeti Bash in Ogden
Friday night features a Winter Sports Expo, yoga, a community fat bike ride, an art stroll and, and an awesome beer garden. I can’t wait to see the Yeti try all of these in one night.
Yetis have been spotted around Ogden! . Keep your eye out for the yeti as they make their way to Ogden for the 2nd annual Wasatch Yeti Bash presented by @americafirst taking place Feb. 3-4! . Schedule of events: Friday, February 3 : @ogdenamphitheater 4-8 pm | Winter Sports Expo | FREE 4-8 pm | Winter Arts Market by @nurture_the_creative_mind | FREE - Artwork For Purchase 4-8 pm | Beer Garden by @standardexaminer 5-5:30 pm | Community Fat Bike Ride by @goal_foundation | FREE 5:30-6 pm | Yeti Yoga by @andshesdopetoo | FREE for Yetis and Humans! 6 on | Sled Pull by @bountifulbicycle2 6 -9 pm | First Friday Art Stroll on @historic25thstreet . Saturday, February 4: Wolf Creek Resort 10-2pm | Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race presented by @borealisbikes | Wolf Creek Resort | FREE to Spectate | Registration open November 9 10-2pm | Sports Expo, Sledding, Live Music, Family Activities and more! Live music by @battlesh1p both days! . #myogden #thisisogden #yetibash #visitogden #yeti #utah #ogden #travel #tourism #visitutah #skiutah
Saturday is the on-mountain celebration at Wolf Creek highlighted by the Sweaty Yeti Fat Bike Race. This race should be an absolute blast.
Sunday has a chance of being a pretty good day on the slopes too. The Wasatch could see a good bit of snow on Saturday before clearing out by Sunday morning. I’m headed to Snowbasin or Powder Mountain to shred some bluebird pow with the Yeti. I’ll see you there!
Official Event Schedules:
Deer Valley World Cup
Wasatch Yeti Bash
This past Sunday marked the end of the 2017 Sundance film Festival. And what a ten-day party it was! No, I’m not talking about the films, the celebrity appearances or the swag bags - I’m talking about the powder skiing!
What was forecasted to be a couple weak storms welcoming the first days of Sundance, turned into one of the biggest sleeper storms of the season in the Wasatch. The feet of snow may have had a negative effect on the Sundance opening weekend attendance numbers and local traffic, but I didn’t see too many people complaining about it on the slopes. I heard even less after another, stronger storm moved into Utah a day later. While the wind, snow and power outages made life a little more difficult for Sundancers, the powder skiing was as good as it gets.
For the 16th consecutive year, I failed to make it to see one movie during the festival, but that didn’t stop me from becoming inspired to create my own unofficial Sundance film entries, all filmed entirely during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival… or should I say, Snowdance Film Festival? Check out my three entries and an honorable mention from Powderhound Matt.
Starring: Mike Mathews and Adam Fehr
Location: Park City Mountain, Utah - Date: January 24th, 2017
Starring: Kevin Learned
Location: Alta, Utah - Date: January 25th, 2017
Starring: Jason Morgan, George Goodman and Adam Fehr
Location: Park City Backcountry, Utah - Date: January 27th, 2017
Starring: Matt Baydala and Adam Fehr
Location: Park City Backcountry - Date: January 26th, 2017