Resort Report – Late Winter 2016

Enjoy ski days in new ways at these upcoming skiing and snowboarding events and workshops at Utah’s resorts.


Coed Steep Skiing Camp with Kim Reichhelm
(February 29–March 3)
Work on your technique in steep terrain, powder, and other challenging conditions in a safe, controlled environment. Alta’s large variety of slopes allow for terrain progressions suitable to different comfort levels. Includes four days of lift tickets, training, daily lunch, and après ski parties. Visit the website for details and pricing.

Alta’s 3 Day Off Trail Workshop at the Snowpine Lodge
(March 6–9)
For advanced and expert skiers looking to improve their off-trail skiing. Participants stay at the Snowpine Lodge. Package includes lift tickets, some meals, hotel, taxes, and fees. Call 801-742-2000 to book.


Beaver Bash
(March TBA)
Send ski season off in style at this party featuring boxcar racing, pond skimming, live music, costumes, and plenty of sunshine.


Winter Star Party
(February 13 and March 19)
Join Cedar Breaks National Monument’s “Dark Ranger Dave” for a star gazing party at Brian Head’s Navajo Lodge. Star parties kick off with a laser tour of the constellations, followed by telescope viewing of deep-space objects. Telescopes provided by rangers, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own as well! Free hot chocolate too!


Night Party and Fireworks
(February 12)
Join us for our annual Night Party and Fireworks display! Visit website for further details.

32 Day
(March 2)
Hang out with the Thritytwo Pro Team, crush the banked slalom course, and rip in the rail jam! Visit the website for more details.


FIS Freestyle World Cup Event
(February 3–6)
Watch as competitors race on runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Aerial, mogul, and dual mogul finals in the evenings are free to the public and followed by fireworks. FREE concert on Wednesday, February 3 on Main Street at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Bunny Visits Deer Valley
(March 27)
See the Easter Bunny and take pictures at Snow Park Lodge from 9:00–11:00 a.m.


Sprint U.S. Grand Prix
(February 3–6)
See the world’s best ski and snowboard athletes compete on the Eagle Superpipe and King’s Crown Slopestyle courses. FREE admission.

Spring Gruv (March 19–28)
This wild spring bash begins with a rowdy Pond Skimming Contest on Saturday, March 19 outside Red Pine Lodge. Contestants sport a costume as they attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. FREE après-ski concert in the Canyons Village after pond skimming.


Full Moon Cross Country Skiing
(February 20)
Cross-country ski or snowshoe by the light of the full moon from 5:00–9:00 p.m. Grab the family or a date and independently explore their wooded trails at night. Unguided so you can explore for as long as you like. Bring a headlamp!

Night Owling
(March 9 and 25)
Take a professionally guided snowshoe tour at night with Sundance’s expeirenced staff where call for owls on the trail and wildlife experts will use live owls in teaching about wildlife in winter.


Subaru Winterfest
(March 12–13)
Come celebrate your passion for winter at the 2016 Subaru WinterFest, coming to Snowbird. Visitors can demo the latest equipment from Nordica and LibTech, gfe great giveaways and hot chocolate, support Wasatch Adaptive Sports and participate in Subaru scavenger hunt.

Easter at Snowbird
(March 27)
Sunrise service on Hidden Peak, pancake breakfast, and FREE Easter Egg Hunt for kids 11 and under.


Nordic Center’s Annual Spring Fling
(March 12)
Enjoy a Nordic ski racing, live music, and food. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Event begins at 9:00 a.m. Dress in a funny outfit for a chance to win great prizes! Other contests and a schedule of events will be released in February. If you’d like to volunteer, need more information, or pre-register for a discount, call the Nordic Center at 801-536-5774.

26th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Tour
(March 19)
Taste chocolate on this tour where you’ll follow a map on your Chocolate Lover’s Passport to different stations on and off the mountain, where complimentary goodies are given beginning at 9:00 a.m. Receive a stamp from each station and you’re entered to win great prizes! Completed passports due by noon; prize drawing at 1:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt and Skiing with Easter Bunny
(March 27)
Children ages 2–10 are welcome at this FREE Easter Egg Hunt at the Snowsports Academy in the Moonbeam Base Area at 9:30 a.m.


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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