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Snowbird Continues Tradition of Summer Family Fun

June 23 2014

SNOWBIRD, UT – Continuing its tradition of offering weekend getaways, summer activities and free outdoor concerts and movies, Snowbird announced today its lineup of summer events, highlighted by a nine-weekend-long Oktoberfest.
 
“Summer at Snowbird is a growing tradition, and we hope to impress our guests with activities for all ages,” said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations.
 
Snowbird summer activities will be open daily beginning June 14 (conditions permitting), including the Aerial Tram, Alpine Slide, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, Mountain Coaster, Mountain Flyer, new Vertical Drop, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampolines and Ropes Course.
 
Snowbird also offers mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding in Mineral Basin, fishing in Austin Pond and tennis. Children can pan for gemstones in the Wasatch Mining Co. sluice daily on the Plaza Deck. Mountain bikes, mountain scooters, volleyball and horseshoe equipment may be rented from the Activity Center on the Plaza Deck.

In addition to the existing network mountain biking trails on the lower mountain, Snowbird recently built a new trail that descends seven miles beginning at the top of the Aerial Tram, through Gad Valley, and ending at the Snowbird Center. Bike rentals are available at Snowbird Sports.
 
Snowbird will continue Family Flicks this summer beginning June 6, featuring a movie on the Plaza Deck each Friday night at dusk (between 8 and 9 p.m.). Classic movies include Frozen, The Incredibles and Rocky IV.  Admission is free.
The sixth annual Brewfest will be held June 14-15, with a Father’s Day Barbecue on Sunday, June 15. 16 breweries will be selling 3-ounce samples of their brews, complemented by live music in the festival grounds.

The resort will also continue its Cool Air Concert series, with a live band playing on the Plaza Deck every Saturday night between June 21 and Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Jaden Carlson Band, Gravy, and Fox Street Allstars are a few of the bands playing in the series. Admission is free and small coolers are welcome.

Oktoberfest will return to Snowbird on Aug.16 and continue each weekend, plus Labor Day, through Oct 12 throughout the Snowbird village. This event is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cuisine, such as bratwurst with sauerkraut and apfelstrudel. Children can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion Yo-Yo Man, music, balloons and more. Admission is free.

Other summer events include the Tour of Utah, Bicycle Hill Climb, Wasatch Wildflower Festival, Stargazers and Speedgoat 50K.
 
Snowbird Mountain Sports Camp, designed for youth ages 10-15, will return for its third year and includes mountain biking, swimming, hiking and climbing with professional coaches. This year’s camp will be held July 7-11, 2014.
 
Snowbird also offers Camp Snowbird for children ages 4-12, and Teen Camp for ages 13-17, Monday through Friday. Kids will meet their camp counselors at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and take the bus to and from the resort.  Kids swim every day, go for hikes, do science projects and arts and crafts. For more information, please visit http://www.snowbird.com/summer/summercamps/.
 
Detailed press releases for major events will be sent throughout the summer. An online event calendar can be found at: http://www.snowbird.com/events/.
Calendar of Events:
 
JUNE 2014
6                      Snowbird Family Flicks, The Incredibles
13                    Snowbird Family Flicks, The Princess Bride
14                    Summer Activities Open (conditions permitting)
14-15               6th Annual Brewfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
15                    Father’s Day Brunch with live music, Atrium, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
15                    Father’s Day BBQ Celebration, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
20                    Snowbird Family Flicks, The Sandlot
20-21               Kids Adventure Race
21                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Chatham County Line
27                    Snowbird Family Flicks, The Truman Show
28                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Jaden Carlson
 
JULY 2014
4                      4th of July Pancake Breakfast with live music, 9 a.m.-noon, Dixieland Band
4                      Snowbird Family Flicks, Frozen
5                      27th Annual Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race – www.intermountaincup.com
5                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Cure for Common
7-11                 Mountain Sports Camp 1
11                    Snowbird Family Flicks, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
12                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., TBD
16                    Wasatch Trail Run Race Series – runontrails.com
18                    Snowbird Family Flicks, Rocky IV
19                    Speedgoat 50K
19                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Fox Street Allstars
19-20               Utah Adventure Games
23                    Wasatch Trail Run Race Series – runontrails.com
25                    Snowbird Family Flicks, Willow
26                    The Race
26                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Fruition
27                    Wasatch Wildflower Festival
 
AUGUST 2014
1                      Snowbird Family Flicks, Jurassic Park
1-3                   Mountain Sports Camp 2
2                      18th Annual Survivors at the Summit Hike
2                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Gravy
5                      MidWeek MTB race series
6                      Wasatch Trail Run Race Series – runontrails.com
8                      Snowbird Family Flicks, Hook
9                      Tour of Utah Challenge (citizen race)
9                      Tour of Utah
9                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Joshua James
                        Summer Veterans Retreat Camp
15                    Snowbird Family Flicks, The Dark Chrystal
16                    Snowbird Adventure Race
16                    Stargazer, 8:15 p.m.
23                    Run Elevated Half Marathon
23                    Stargazer, 8 p.m.
16, 17              Oktoberfest
23, 24              Oktoberfest
30, 31              Grand Oktoberfest
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
1                      Grand Oktoberfest
6, 7                  Oktoberfest
13, 14              Oktoberfest
13                    Oktoberfest Beard Competition
13                    36th Annual Bicycle Hill Climb/Ultra Hill Climb
13                    Stargazer, 7:30 p.m.                                        
20                    Stargazer, 7:15pm
20, 21              Oktoberfest
26-28               Ski & Board Swap
27                    Hidden Peak Challenge
27                    Widow Maker
27, 28              Oktoberfest
 
OCTOBER 2014
4, 5                  Oktoberfest
11, 12              Oktoberfest
18, 19              Customer Appreciation Days
25, 26              Customer Appreciation Days
 
LDS Worship Service every Sunday        9 a.m.                  all year
Music at the Aerie     Wednesdays          7-10 p.m.             June 26-Sept 18
                               Fridays                 8-11 p.m.             June 27-Sept 19
                               Saturdays             8-11 p.m.             June 28-Sept 20
 
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Emily Moench
Communications Manager
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Office: (801) 933-2047
Cell: (801) 891-3496

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