If you’ve been meaning to visit Alta this season, April is the time! This historic ski town likes to end the season with fun and style. What I really like is that many of the events support good causes such as the Utah Avalanche Center and Friends of Alta. I attended Earth Day last year and it was a hoot!
The event is called “Alta in April” and takes place the 3rd through the 19th.
During the occasion, local businesses offer lodging specials, après ski events, live music, on-mountain Easter egg hunt, demo day, sunshine, great skiing, great friends and more. Here are all of the details from their site:
Friday, April 3: Alta Gala (La Caille Restaurant 7:30-11:00 PM)
Saturday, April 4: $10 Beer & Brats at Alf’s Restaurant
Sunday, April 5: Easter Egg Hunt at 11am SHARP! Meet in front of Alta Java at the Albion Base. Meet the Easter Bunny and find some hidden treasures in the snow! Three age groups: 4 & under, 5-8 years, 9-12 years.
Thursday, April 9: FREE Yoga sponsored by Alta Community Enrichment. Enjoy the last class of the Winter Yoga Series!
Friday, April 10: Friends of Alta Social. Join Friends of Alta for an evening of wine, appetizers, socializing and short discussion on their efforts to protect and preserve the unique environment and character of Alta. The evening will begin with a presentation by Bryan Olsen of Tracy Aviary at 5:30pm at Our Lady of the Snows to learn more about Alta’s Bird Survey Program.
Saturday, April 11: Powder House Ski Shops and Alta Ski Shop Spring Demo Day. Test out next year’s skis, for FREE. Enjoy live music on the deck of Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge from 10:30am – 4:00pm. Patsy Marley Day at the Albion Grill, $12 Chuck Wagon Lunch: BBQ Ribs, Corn, Chili, Baked Beans, $4 Draughts of 801 Pilsner (supports Utah Avalanche Center) and Wasatch Rescue Dog Ale (supports Wasatch Backcountry Rescue)
Goldminer’s Daughter Demo Day Deck Live Music Lineup:
10:30-11:30 Eric Anderton
12:00-1:00 Real Sly
1:30-2:30 Tim Jindra and Friends
3:00-4:00 Michael SG
Friday, April 17: Alta Earth Day. All Day FREE event! Join Alta for it's 6th annual community Alta Earth Day. This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation, and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day’s event will feature: Eco-Friendly Vendors, Naturalist Tours, Birding in Alta, Ski Gear Recycle Drop-Off and Après Earth Day & Film.
Sunday, April 19: Alta Ski Area first closing day
Sunday, April 26: Alta Ski Area final closing day
*Alta Ski Area will be closed from April 20-April 23, re-opening April 24-26.
Canyon Services: Book a home or condo for five nights at our very low April rates and get a sixth night totally FREE! Use code April2015 to get this deal. **Special applies to new bookings made between February 21st and March 30th. Not available for previous bookings and based on availability.
Alta Lodge: Kids stay for FREE! Kids 12 and under stay free in parents’ room, breakfast and dinner included, with a stay of at least 4 nights. April 1-19, 2015. Enjoy complimentary receptions from time to time after skiing, with wine and appetizers; lunch served on the sundeck (weather permitting); complimentary picnic lunches on the ski slopes, beverages included (dates to be announced, weather permitting); high performance ski demos from Deep Powder House at a special rate for Alta Lodge guests — 4 days for the price of 3 days (regular price is $52.50/day); kids’ ski rentals free at Deep Powder House (140 cm and under)! If you're looking to learn more about this historic lodge who turns 75 next winter, check it out here.
Alta’s Rustler Lodge: Join us for spring skiing and take advantage of a 30% lodging discount on our lowest rates of the season! We are also offering a special where KIDS STAY FREE anytime in April (children 11 years and younger). The Rustler Powder House will be offering great April specials as well! All kid rentals (140 cm and smaller) will be FREE!! And for adults, when skiing 4 days on Pro and/or Demo ski rentals only pay for the price of 3 days! These specials are available between April 5-9 and from April 12-19. Please call us directly for rates and availability. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the slopes! 888-532-ALTA (2582) or 801-742-4200. *Specials apply to direct new bookings, and cannot be combined with other specials. BLACKOUT DATES: April 9-12, 2015. Subject to availability.
Don’t miss out on the fun up at Alta this month! It’s sure to be a good time for the whole family.
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