Fall Entertainment Abounds at Snowbird
October 12, 2012
Snowbird, UT – Although Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort just celebrated the first snowfall of the winter season, the resort has plans for plenty of autumn events before skiing and snowboarding will begin.
“As a year-round resort, we’ve come up with events and activities for all seasons, and we’re excited to offer a range of family activities this fall,” said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations. “With the vibrant autumn colors on display, it’s a great time to visit Snowbird.”
The resort is offering a special lodging package for its autumn guests. The Fall Getaway package is $119 and includes accommodations and one $50 gift card per night of stay between Oct. 8 and Nov. 14. Visit Snowbird.com for details.
An online event calendar can be found at: http://www.snowbird.com/events/eventcalendar.php?start=1331759395.
Calendar of Events at Snowbird:
Sept. 29: Matchstick Productions (MSP) movie premiere, “Super Heroes of Stoke.” The Cliff Lodge Ballrooms (B Level). $10 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8 p.m., after party at El Chanate Cantina for guests age 21 and over.
“Superheroes of Stoke” celebrates MSP's heritage and 20 years of skiing progression, showcasing icons of the sport and honoring the moments that helped define modern freeskiing. This awe-inspiring new film takes a captivating look at the past, present, and future of freeskiing through comprehensive storytelling and engaging first-person perspectives from those who helped change the game.
Sept 29: Crosstoberfest Cyclocross Race. Race begins at 9:30 a.m. Register at www.utcx.net.
Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 6, 7: Oktoberfest continues. Snowbird Entry 2. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Oktoberfest features live musical performances each day in the Snowbird Event Center tent from festive acts like the Salzburger Echo and Polkatones. Visitors will find art for all tastes at “Der Marktplatz,” where more than 35 local and regional artists display and sell handmade arts and crafts. Oktoberfest food includes bratwurst, weisswurst, beef rouladen, spatzle, German chocolate cake and more. New this year, Snowbird will be offering a wine and cheese booth, as well as Belgian Liége Waffles and Pommes Frites. Local Utah breweries will also be featured.
Special Oktoberfest entertainment and activities for children include a new Hi Striker giant hammer game, a roaming accordionist, Shan the Juggler/Magician, Dale the Yo-Yo Man, face painting, caricature artists, and more. Alp horns will chorus the festivities daily at 3:15 p.m. from Hidden Peak.
September 28-30: Snowbird Sports Education Foundation Ski Swap. Snowbird Center, Level 2. Sept. 28: noon until 7 p.m., Sept. 29-30: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free.
Sell gear, or shop for new or used gear for the upcoming season. The swap is an annual fundraiser to benefit Snowbird Sports Education Foundation, a 501c3. 25% of all sales will go to SBSEF.
Oct. 13, 14, 18-21: Customer Appreciation Days. Snowbird Center. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring a can of food to the front of the Snowbird Center, or bring $3 to the Snowbird Ticket Office for a free Tram ride. All food is donated to the Utah Food Bank. All money is donated to the Wasatch Adaptive Sports program.
Oct. 27: El Chanate Tequila Tasting. The Cliff Lodge, Level A. 6:30 p.m. $59/seat (includes food and drinks); $49/seat (includes food and non-alcoholic drinks). Call (801) 933-2025 to make reservations.
Dinner will feature five courses prepared by the El Chanate chef, Carlos, paired with Vida Tequila tastings and cocktails. Vida Tequila owners will be present to discuss Vida history and to answer any questions. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available. Please specify when making reservations.
Home of the longest ski and snowboard season in Utah, Snowbird plans to kick off the ski and snowboard season on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 (conditions permitting). The Aerial Tram will be closed for annual maintenance Oct. 22 - Nov. 2. For media information, contact Snowbird Communications Manager Emily Moench at (801) 891-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.