Snowbasin Announces New Bavarian Fall Festival, SnowWiesn, Sundays in September

August 7 2019

SNOWBASIN, Utah, August 7, 2019 Snowbasin Resort is thrilled to extend summer operations with a new SnowWiesn fall festival that encompasses activities from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. SnowWiesn presented by Roosters Brewing and Wasatch Distributing will be held in the base area Sundays September 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

The event is free and family friendly. SnowWiesn will have delicious German themed food, activities and entertainment including live music, alphornists, competitions, and more. Come celebrate fall in the mountains during SnowWiesn. In tradition with Munich, Snowbasin’s General Manager, Davy Ratchford will tap the first keg and serve the first glass shouting, “O’zapft is’’ at 2:15 pm each Sunday. 

“With the phenomenal success of Blues, Brews & BBQ, we are pleased to expand our summer operations with a new event, the only premier Oktoberfest in Northern Utah. This fall will be the inaugural SnowWiesn and we look forward to building it in years to come,” says General Manager Davy Ratchford. 

Sara Toliver, CEO of Visit Ogden says, “We are incredibly excited that Snowbasin has decided to expand their summer event schedule with the introduction of SnowWiesn! These events provide a great opportunity for our locals and visitors to enjoy the great entertainment, festive atmosphere and beautiful seasons the mountains and Snowbasin provide.” 

Snowbasin will be selling commemorative ceramic Keferholer mugs for guests to use with a refill discount. Furthermore, Snowbasin will be accepting the commemorative Blues, Brews & BBQ 2019 mugs to use for a refill discount. 

Throughout the day Snowbasin will be hosting Oktoberfest themed events for adults to win great prizes. Guests can test their arm strength during the Masskrugstemmen, stein holding competitions starting at 2:30 pm in men’s and women’s leagues for a chance to win a day ticket for this winter. Entry fee includes the commemorative stein filled with beer. Guests can also test their hand/eye coordination during the free Hammerschlager, when guests drive nails into a stump. Plus Snowbasin is encouraging all guests to dress in their best German attire for a weekly costume contest at 4:00 pm for all ages. 

In conjunction with SnowWiesn, Snowbasin will be hosting their inaugural Corn Hole Tournament. Teams of two can sign up for $20 and play in a fall frenzy bracket challenge to be deemed the best each day. Registration opens at 2:30 pm and the competition starts at 3:30 pm. 

The Kids Zone and Wildflower Mini Golf Course will be open from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Needles Gondola will offer lift-served hiking, mountain biking and scenic rides on September 14th and September 15th. Then on September 21st and September 22nd Needles will be open for scenic gondola rides only. Mountain-Top Brunch will also be available on both Sundays. 

To learn more visit www.snowbasin.com or call 801-620-1000. 

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About Snowbasin Resort: Snowbasin Resort, located in Utah, is one of the most accessible ski resorts in North America, less than 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and only 50 minutes from Park City. It was the host venue for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic alpine events, including downhill, combined (downhill and slalom) and super-G with men's and women's downhill courses still in place for guests to experience. Snowbasin is regularly top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Accessibility, Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts and Grooming. It offers families and outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities and features championship-level skiing and riding, with nearly 3,000 skiable acres, an average snowfall of over 300 inches, and 3,000 vertical feet. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. In the summer Snowbasin offers scenic gondola rides, hiking, biking, free Blues, Brews & BBQ concerts, and more, making Snowbasin the perfect year around destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Snowbasin Resort is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo. www.snowbasin.com | 801.620.1000 | @snowbasinresort | #snowbasinresort 

Media Contact: Megan Collins (801)-706-5037 mcollins@snowbasin.com 


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