Meet the Real Yeti and Enter to Win Ski and Snowboard Passes to Every Utah Ski Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 3, 2009 2:16 pm

Big Foot does exist—in Utah, at least. And no, we’re not talking about Kyle Korver or Ronnie Brewer (NBA Jazz athletes, if you don’t know). Ski Utah is celebrating the fact that winter is nigh with a seven-foot Yeti sculpture at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Apparently, Utah saw snow last year on August 30!

Ski Utah is kicking off their 90-day countdown to snow with a “Melting Yeti Contest” at the zoo on Saturday, August 8 in conjunction with Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Participants will have the opportunity to guess how long the frozen yeti can withstand the sizzling summer heat before melting. The person who guesses the melting time will win two ski and snowboard passes to every Utah ski resort, worthy nearly $2,000. Children are also invited to bring their teddy bears to the Ski Utah booth and receive a free season pass for their furry friends.

Ski Utah will have information on preseason pass sales and discounts enabling local families to enjoy the Greatest Snow on Earth at the most affordable prices possible.

“Now is the time to take advantage of these very hot deals,” said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “Resorts offer the best ski discounts from August through October. The key to keeping the sport affordable is thinking ahead. Don’t let the heat fool you, winter is on its way.”


What: Ski Utah Melting Yeti Contest

Where: Utah’s Hogle Zoo (2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT)

When: Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.


photo: Ski Utah