Snowbird Announces Summer Lineup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 15, 2012 4:36 pm

Snowbird released the following announcement today:

Free weekly concerts and movies, a new mountain bike race series and its annual Oktoberfest are all part of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s lively summer lineup.

“Snowbird is the perfect mountain getaway with something exciting for all ages, every day of the summer,” said Dave Fields, Snowbird’s Vice President of Resort Operations. “These events and activities help Snowbird to be just as entertaining in summer as it is in winter.”

Snowbird Summer Activities are now open daily, including Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, the Alpine Slide, Bungee Trampolines, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Air Jumper, Mechanical Bull and Kids’ Inflatables. The Aerial Tram will open following its summer maintenance.

Snowbird also offers mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding in Mineral Basin, fly fishing in Austin Pond, hiking, volleyball, horseshoe and tennis. Children can pan for gemstones in the Wasatch Mining Co. sluice daily on the Plaza Deck.

Mountain bikes, mountain scooters, volleyball and horseshoe equipment may be rented from the Activities Center on the Plaza Deck.

The Forever Young Zone Boundless Playground is now open, and several upgrades have been made to the equipment. The playground is for children 2 – 12 years old.

The resort is introducing the Snowbird Adventure Race Series with four mountain bike races beginning July 12 and ending Aug. 2.

New this year, Snowbird will be showing a movie on the Plaza Deck each Friday night at dusk (between 8 and 9 p.m.). Classic movies include The Goonies, The Karate Kid, Gremlins and The Princess Bride. Admission is free.

Snowbird will continue its Cool Air Concert series, with a live band playing on the Plaza Deck every Saturday night between June 23 and Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Chicago Afrobeat Project, Cash’d Out, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Natural Roots are a few of the bands playing in the series. Admission is free and small coolers are welcome.

Oktoberfest will return to Snowbird on Aug. 18 and continue each weekend, plus Labor Day, through Oct. 7 in the giant Snowbird Event Tent. This event is chock full of music, dancing and traditional German cuisine, such as bratwurst with sauerkraut and apfelstrudel. Children can enjoy face painting, caricature artist, inflatable rides, the world champion Yo-Yo Man, a zany clown, music, balloons and more. Admission is free.

Other summer events include Brewfest, the Tour of Utah, Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race, Wasatch Wildflower Festival, Stargazer and Hidden Peak Challenge.

Detailed press releases for major events will be sent throughout the summer. An online event calendar can be found at:

JUNE 2012

8                      Snowbird Summer Activities Open Daily

15                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., Back to the Future

16-17              4th Annual Brewfest, noon-7 p.m.

17                    Father’s Day Brunch w/live music, Atrium, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

17                    Father’s Day BBQ Celebration w/live music, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

20                    Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean-Up

22                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., The Goonies

23                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Chicago Afrobeat Project

29                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., ET

30                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Old Californio


JULY 2012

4                      4th of July Pancake Breakfast w/live music, 9 a.m.-noon, Dixieland Band

6                      Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., Beetlejuice

7                      25th Annual Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race –

7                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., JP Harris and Tough Choices

12                    Snowbird Adventure Race Series

13                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., The Sandlot

14                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Tinsley Ellis

19                    Snowbird Mtn. Bike Race Series #1

20                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., The Neverending Story

21                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., The Quick and Easy Boys

26                    Snowbird Mtn. Bike Race Series #2

27                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., Big

28                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

28                    Speedgoat 50K

29                    Wasatch Wildflower Festival



2                      Snowbird Mtn. Bike Race Series #3

3                      Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., Home Alone

4                      15th Annual Survivors at the Summit Hike

4                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Cash’d Out

6-10                Mountain Sports Camp, ages 10-15,

10                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., The Karate Kid

10                    Stargazer, 8:15 p.m. (sundown 8:30 p.m.)

11                    Tour of Utah Challenge (citizen race)

11                    Tour of Utah

11                    Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Natural Roots

16                    Snowbird Mtn. Bike Race Series #4

17                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., Gremlins

18                    34th Annual Bicycle Hill Climb / Ultra Widowmaker

24                    Snowbird Family Flicks, 8 p.m., The Princess Bride

25                    Stargazer, 8 p.m. (sundown 8:11 p.m.)

18, 19             Oktoberfest

25, 26             Oktoberfest



1, 2 & 3           Grand Oktoberfest

8, 9                  Oktoberfest

8                      Stargazer, 8 p.m. (or 7:45p.m., sundown 7:45 p.m.)

15                    Hidden Peak Challenge (foot race)

15                    Widowmaker Mountain Bike Race to Hidden Peak –

15, 16              Oktoberfest

15                    Stargazer, 7:30 p.m. (sundown at 7:37 p.m.)

22, 23              Oktoberfest

29, 30              Oktoberfest

28-30               Ski & Board Swap


6, 7                Oktoberfest

13, 14            Customer Appreciation Days

20, 21           Customer Appreciation Days


Atrium Brunch Music           Sundays            10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.       June 3-Sept. 23

LDS Worship Service           Sundays             9 a.m.                            year-round

Music at the Aerie                 Saturdays          8-11 p.m.                      June 30-Sept. 22

                                                  Wednesdays      7-10 p.m.                     June 27-Sept. 19

Snowbird Family Flicks       Fridays              8 p.m.                           June 15-Aug. 24