Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Alta in April!


 
April fun for everyone in Alta!  April 3-19 is Alta in April!

Lodging specials, apres ski events, live music, on-mountain Easter egg hunt, demo day, sunshine, great skiing, great friends and more! Help celebrate another great year of skiing in Alta!

Events:

Friday, April 3: Alta Gala (La Caille Restaurant 7:30-11:00 PM)

Saturday, April 4: $10 Beer & Brats at Alf’s Restaurant

Sunday, April 5: Easter Egg Hunt at 11am SHARP! Meet in front of Alta Java at the Albion Base. Meet the Easter Bunny and find some hidden treasures in the snow! Three age groups: 4 & under, 5-8 years, 9-12 years.

Thursday, April 9: FREE Yoga sponsored by Alta Community Enrichment. Enjoy the last class of the Winter Yoga Series! Thursday, April 9th at 5:45pm at Our Lady of the Snows Center.

Friday, April 10: Friends of Alta Social. Join Friends of Alta for an evening of wine, appetizers, socializing and short discussion on their efforts to protect and preserve the unique environment and character of Alta. The evening will begin with a presentation by Bryan Olsen of Tracy Aviary at 5:30pm at Our Lady of the Snows to learn more about Alta’s Bird Survey Program.

Saturday, April 11

  • Powder House Ski Shops and Alta Ski Shop Spring Demo Day. Test out next year’s skis for FREE.
  • Enjoy live music on the deck of Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge from 10:30am – 4:00pm.
  • Patsy Marley Day at the Albion Grill, $12 Chuck Wagon Lunch: BBQ Ribs, Corn, Chili, Baked Beans, $4 Draughts of 801 Pilsner (supports Utah Avalanche Center) and Wasatch Rescue Dog Ale (supports Wasatch Backcountry Rescue)

Goldminer’s Daughter Deck Live Music Lineup:

10:30-11:30 Eric Anderton

12:00-1:00 Real Sly

1:30-2:30 Tim Jindra and Friends

3:00-4:00 Michael Gofik

Friday, April 17:
Alta Earth Day. All Day FREE event! Join Alta for its 6th annual community Alta Earth Day. This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day’s event will feature: Eco-Friendly Vendors, Naturalist Tours, Birding in Alta, Ski Gear Recycle Drop-Off  and Apr├Ęs Earth Day & Film.

Sunday, April 19
: Alta Ski Area first closing day

Sunday, April 26: Alta Ski Area final closing day

*Alta Ski Area will be closed from April 20-April 23, re-opening April 24-26.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's Time for Spring Skiing at Alta!

The days of spring have been upon us early this year and the skiing has been great. With the Daylight Saving Time change on March 8, we've been enjoying the longer daylight hours and lovely canyon sunsets.  Next month we'll be on the deck for apres ski and lunch, host a mountain picnic and some fun receptions.  Alta in April is a fun time of year--with free demo skis to try all day on April 11 and lots of other things will be happening, including the Alta Gala on April 3. Need a family vacation? Kids Free makes is easy for a four-day family ski trip. It's a great break for mom--no grocery shopping or cooking or cleaning up since breakfast and dinner's included! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March: On Time Snow Delivery

As we said in our last post, March could be a snowy month and so far, March is delivering!  Skiers couldn't be happier with 25 inches of new snow since March 1.  An exciting photo of the storm coming up the canyon was posted on Twitter and no doubt powder videos will be coming soon from the Daily Pow. Alta now has base of 90-inches which means good coverage all over the mountain. Some great descriptions of the storm from weather observers told the tale that many of us were feeling or experiencing with the abundance of snow. Our friend Professor Powder (Jim Steenburgh) said on his blog that this week is "Official Call in Sick Week" and from the amount of traffic trying to get to Little Cottonwood Canyon this morning, I think everyone in Salt Lake City who skis took his advice!