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Snowbasin’s Inaugural Bavarian Fall Festival, SnowWiesn, Starts This Sunday

The festival encompasses activities from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. SnowWiesn, presented by Roosters Brewing, will be held in the base area of Snowbasin on Sunday, September 15, 22, and 29 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

SNOWBASIN, Utah (September 10, 2019) — Snowbasin Resort is thrilled to kick off the inaugural SnowWiesn fall festival this Sunday. The festival encompasses activities from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. SnowWiesn, presented by Roosters Brewing, will be held in the base area Sundays September 15, 22, and 29 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Keeping with the Oktoberfest theme Snowbasin will be selling commemorative ceramic Keferholer mugs for guests to use. 

The event is free and family friendly. SnowWiesn will have delicious German-themed food, specialty craft German Chocolates from local provider, Deziria, activities, and entertainment—including live music, alphornists, competitions, and more. Come celebrate fall in the mountains during SnowWiesn. The Live Music includes tunes from local favorites - Tony Oros Trio on September 15, The B & B Allstars on September 22, and The Park City Polka Players on September 29. 

Throughout the day Snowbasin will host Oktoberfest-themed events for adults to win great prizes including winter lift tickets and Snowbasin swag. Guests can test their arm strength during the Masskrugstemmen, stein holding competitions that run at 2:30 pm, 3:50 pm, and 5:20 pm. There are only 10 spots each time, so guests are encouraged to sign up day of for the slot they want as soon as possible. Entry fee includes the commemorative stein filled with beer. Guests can also test their hand/eye coordination during the free Hammerschlagen, 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 p.m. for all ages. 

In conjunction with SnowWiesn, Snowbasin will host 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 closes at 2:20 and games start in the Wildflower Meadow at 2:30 pm. 

The Kids Zone and Wildflower Mini Golf Course will be open from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.; Needles Gondola will offer lift-served hiking, mountain biking and scenic rides this Sunday, Sept. 15 and on Sept. 22. Mountain-top brunch will also be available on both Sundays. 

“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.” 

To learn more visit 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.

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