Spring Gruv: 10 days of concerts, events and contests at the Canyons

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 17, 2011 2:18 pm

The Canyons Resort in Utah plays host to the fourth annual Spring Grüv starting Saturday, March 26th though Sunday, April 3rd.  10 days of events, concerts, and contests starting with the ever hilarious Pond Skimming. Contestants dress up in costumes and attempt to ski or snowboard across a 100 foot pond, there are prizes for people who make it across the pond, best costume and best trick. A free concert by Los Lobos will follow in the Resort Village. Registration can be found online and is open to the first 100 applicants.

Sunday, March 27, Canyons will host John Popper and The Duskray Troubadours for a free concert in the Resort Village. Come check out Blue’s Traveler front man and the musician known as “the greatest harmonica player in the world”, John Popper in his solo endeavor.

Also on the schedule is the Red Bull Schlittentag. Join us at Canyons on Saturday April 2nd for another crazy fun race. Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day.” Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and over a jump on a sled they built themselves.” This will be the most winter fun you’ve had sitting down. Three person teams will stretch their imagination to build the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps. One will be the pilot and the two others will help give their sled the push it needs to win the race and the fame and fortune that follows. Registration can be found online at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127194774018988 and by emailing Jack Stauss at jackstauss@redbullu.com. A free concert of the Tosh Meets Marley Celebration Tour will be held in the resort center following the event.

On Sunday, April 3rd, the final day of Spring Grüv, Grete Eliassen, who in 2010 set a women’s world record by launching 31′ in the air off a hip feature at Canyons Resort, will be showing her new film, “Say My Name.” The movie will be shown for FREE at 6:00pm in the Grand Summit hotel.The ski movie, “Say My Name,” was a two-year venture Eliassen embarked upon with longtime ski/snowboard photographer Stan Evans and is highlighted by her record-breaking hip jump at Canyons Resort in April 2010.

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