Snowbird Resort has released their plans for a family friendly summer that is quickly approaching. It’s hard to come up with ways to spend quality time with those you care about and Snowbird is making it easy! Now offering stargazing on Hidden Peak in beautiful weather, a new highly-anticipated Mountain Coaster, and nine weekends of Oktoberfest.
“This year, we focused on creating events and activities that will delight the entire family,” stated Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations. “It’s the perfect place to beat the city heat.” For example, children can pan for gemstones in the Wasatch Mining Co waters on the Plaza Deck. Beginning June 8, more summer activities like this will be taking place daily. Some of the more fun and extreme ones include the Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampolines, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Air Jumper, and the Aerial Tram.
Different aged camp programs, led by counselors, have also been set in motion by Snowbird Resort. For youth ages 10-15, Snowbird Mountain Sports Camp will return for its second year and includes mountain biking, swimming, hiking and climbing with professional coaches. This year’s camp will be held July 8th-12th, 2013. Snowbird also offers Camp Snowbird for children ages 4-12, and Teen Camp for ages 13-17, Mondays through Fridays. For more information, please visit: http://www.snowbird.com/summer/summercamps
In addition, Snowbird also offers more active experiences for all ages, such as mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding in Mineral Basin, horseshoes, tennis, and fishing in Austin Pond. Just in time for Father’s Day, the fifth annual Brewfest will be held June 15th-16th, where several breweries will be selling 3-ounce samples of their brews accompanied by live music. A family BBQ for all dads will be grilled up on Sunday, June 16th.
To start the weekends off right, free admission is granted for Family Flicks, where featured films will be shown each Friday night at around sunset. Some classic films include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are and Groundhog Day. On Saturday nights, after a long week’s adventure of fun, everyone is welcome to attend the resort’s free Cool Air Concert series on the Plaza deck at 6 p.m. (June 22 – August 10). Live music will be played by bands such as the Chicago Afrobeat Project, the Jaden Carlson Band, Keller Williams, and many more. Small coolers are welcome.
Festivities are always the best way to end the summer, so this year Oktoberfest will return to the Snowbird village on August 17th and continue each weekend (including Labor Day) through October 13th. This event is culturally focused with traditional German music, dancing, and cuisine, such as bratwurst with sauerkraut and apfelstrudel. Children can enjoy face painting, inflatable rides, caricature artist, the world champion Yo-Yo Man, balloons and more. Admission is also free.
Other summer events include the Tour of Utah, Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race, Wasatch Wildflower Festival, Stargazers and Hidden Peak Challenge
27 Last day of skiing and snowboarding, conditions permitting.
7 Snowbird Family Flicks, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
8 Summer Activities Open
14 Snowbird Family Flicks, Groundhog Day
15-16 4th Annual Brewfest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
16 Father’s Day Brunch with live music, Atrium, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
16 Father’s Day BBQ Celebration, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
18 Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean-Up
21 Snowbird Family Flicks, Despicable Me
22 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Swamp Cabbage
28 Snowbird Family Flicks, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
29 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Jaden Carlson Band
4 4th of July Pancake Breakfast w/live music, 9 a.m.-noon, Dixieland Band
5 Snowbird Family Flicks, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone
6 26th Annual Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race – www.intermountaincup.com
6 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Girls, Guns & Glory
8-12 Mountain Sports Camp
12 Snowbird Family Flicks, Cool Runnings
13 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Chicago Afrobeat Project
19 Snowbird Family Flicks, Up
20 Black Diamond’s Hidden Peak Hustle 5K & 10K
20 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Whitewater Ramble
26 Snowbird Family Flicks, Mrs. Doubtfire
27 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Keller Williams
27 Speedgoat 50K
28 Wasatch Wildflower Festival
2 Snowbird Family Flicks, Where The Wild Things Are
3 35th Annual Bicycle Hill Climb / Ultra Widowmaker
3 16th Annual Survivors at the Summit Hike
3 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Holy Ghost Tent Revival
6 Mid-week MTB race series
8 Wasatch Trail Run Race Series – runontrails.com
9 Snowbird Family Flicks, How To Train Your Dragon
10 Tour of Utah Challenge (citizen race)
10 Tour of Utah
10 Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Mountain Standard Time
16 Snowbird Family Flicks, Ghostbusters
17 Snowbird Adventure Race
22 Wasatch Trail Run Race Series – runontrails.com
24 Sandy half marathon
17, 18 Oktoberfest
24, 25 Oktoberfest
31 Grand Oktoberfest
1 & 2 Grand Oktoberfest
7, 8 Oktoberfest
14, 15 Oktoberfest
21 Hidden Peak Challenge
21 Widow Maker
21, 22 Oktoberfest
28, 29 Oktoberfest
5, 6 Oktoberfest
12, 13 Oktoberfest
TBD Customer Appreciation Days
TBD Customer Appreciation Days