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Snowbird Oktoberfest 2019!

Friday, October 4th, 2019

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Activities, foods, and brews for days at this community focused event with German roots on every Saturday & Sunday at Snowbird until October 20th! The event is free to attend, though parking in Snowbird lots costs $10. No pets allowed at this event either in cars at Snowbird’s lot or at the event itself. Also open on Labor Day, Oktoberfest at Snowbird is biggest and best beer festival Utah has to offer!

  • Dates: 10/5-7/2019,  10/12-14/2019, 10/19-20/2019
  • Location: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (Highway 210, Snowbird, UT 84092)
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM (on days listed above)

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Interested in what snowbird has to offer during the ski season in case you’re interested in heading up after Oktoberfest? Call the team at Utahstate.com (801)544-1800 or visit our website at www.Utahstate.com today & save big on your ski vacations!

Utah Gets First Snowfall of the Ski Season

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

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On Tuesday, September 10th, Utah mountains enjoyed receiving their first snowfall of the 2019-2020 skiing season! UTA cameras were able to capture snowfall in the Bald Mountain Pass high on the Uinta mountains around 8 AM. While the majority of snow was melted by 11 AM, the light snowfall is a good sign of potential heavy snowfall should a storm find itself on the slopes of Utah’s finest ski resorts.

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To reap the benefits of the potential snowfall on the slopes of Utah’s finest ski resorts, call the team at Utahstate.com (801)544-1800 to book a trip to the slopes at the lowest prices possible!

Ski Utah 5th & 6th Grader Passport is Back!

Friday, September 20th, 2019
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The Ski Utah 5th & 6th Grade Passport is back. Thanks Ski Utah!
Access to 15 Utah Resort  for only $45! An affordable way to enjoy “The Greatest Snow on Earth”.
5th Graders can ski or ride 3 times at each of Utah’s resorts. That’s 45 days on the mountain for only $45!

6th Graders can ski or ride 1 time at each of Utah’s resorts. That’s 15 days on the mountain for only $45!

For details and information, call the ski desk at UtahState.com 801-544-1800. We are #1 for Utah Ski vacations!

Call NOW for 2019 /2020 ski season deals or visit www.UtahState.com

July 4th: The Final Day of Skiing for Snowbird

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

While snow on the lower portion of the mountains was unfortunately rapidly melting, skiers and boarders alike weren’t stopped from enjoying the final day of Snowbird’s 2018-2019 ski season when they took to the slopes to celebrate the birth of their country.

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However, with each end comes a new beginning–and the end of Snowbird’s skiing/boarding season has brought about their new summer activities–including wall climbing, bungee trampoline, alpine slide and more from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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Interested in checking out some of these summertime activities for yourself? Feel free to call the Utahstate.com team at (801)544-1800 or visiting our website today for more information on how to do it!

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Snowbird Resort On Cusps of Breaking All-Time Snowfall Record

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

“688 inches”, Brian Brown, the Communications Manager for Snowbird Ski Resort claimed. “It continues to snow, so that number keeps going up”.

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While the resort stopped keeping official measurements on April 30th, May has been a rather stormy month for the state of Utah with the mountains predicted to get up to a foot in snowfall this week. Such an amount would put a milestone of 700 inches of snowfall within one year in reach–a rather drastic improvement over the previous record of 690 inches.

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To celebrate the crazy amount of snowfall received this year, Snowbird is planning to open during memorial weekend and stay open until mid-June, around father’s day. And–if conditions allow–perhaps even a ski special on July 4th!

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Excited for the extended ski season to roll around as a result of this phenomenal snowfall? Feel free to call the Utahstate.com team (801) 544-1800 or visit our website at www.Utahstate.com today & save BIG!

Freeride Skiing

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

image4Freeriding is the idea of a competitive skiing/snowboarding event in which there is nothing but the skier and an open mountain face. Competitors must carefully plan, execute, and style on real-life terrain. There are but 3 unnatural elements to a freeride course: The starting line, Finish line, and a panel of judges.

Competitive freeriding has slowly become more and more popular due to its open, free, and natural elements. In the US and Canada alone there are more than 100 professional teams and 2,000 junior participants during the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association’s ‘Junior Freeride Series’.

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Amongst the most popular Freeriding destinations is Utah’s own Snowbird Ski Resort! If you wish to see what a freeride resort is like for yourself, feel free to contact the team at Utahstate.com to get you the most affordable deals on ski and snowboard resorts today!

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Snowbasin Joins Multi-Resort ‘Epic Pass’

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Run by Park City’s own Vail Resorts, the ‘Epic Pass’ is a multi-resort ski & snowboarding pass viable at several resorts nation-wide. And now, the Utah-based Snowbasin resort is joining up with them as a partnered resort–joining Vail’s own Park City Mountain as the only other Utah-based resort.

While the ‘Epic Pass’ may be run by Vail Resorts, you can rest assured knowing that Snowbasin will still operate independently as their own resort. “This will [...] greatly benefit Snowbasin’s longtime clientele with expanded access to resorts across the globe.” stated Davy Ratchford, general manager of Snowbasin Resort, explaining the resort’s reasoning for teaming up with Vail Resorts and their ‘Epic Pass’ deal.

Interested in checking out this new version of the ‘Epic Pass’ deal launching on March 5th along with its various resorts in Utah, Colorado, and even Japan? Feel free to call one of our agents at (801)544-1800. We live Ski–We are the Utah Ski experts!

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Utah Hit With Snowstorm–More On The Way!

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Over the course of the past few days, Utah has been hit with large waves of snowstorms throughout both the valley and the mountains. With estimates of up to six inches within the Greater Salt Lake area, things are looking great for the ski industry!

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According to recent reports from Ski Utah, several ski resorts have eclipsed a 100-inch base on top of up to 15 inches during the last 48 hours alone! With even more, larger snowstorms along the way it looks like the ski industry is going to close out the 2019 season with a bang! Huge amounts of snow coming in, just towards the end of February and the beginning of march with the majority of the resorts avoiding closing until at least late April–there’s still plenty of time to get in some time on the slopes!

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Utah doesn’t just have a lot of snow, either–Utah is home of the finest snow on Earth! Down here the snow’s formed with low amounts of humidity, allowing it to take on the powdery texture that allows a smooth ski down some of the greatest slopes you’ll ever meet down in our various ski resorts such as Alta, Snowbird, Park City, and more!

Interested in booking a ski vacation yourself or with some friends/family? Then feel free to call the team at Utahstate.com (801)544-1800–We’re #1 for all your Utah ski needs! Or, visit our website by traveling to www.Utahstate.com today & SAVE!

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Ski Resorts Shut Down After Major MLK Jr. Day Snowstorm

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

While the snow on MLK Jr. Day was plentiful in the cities–causing it cancel several parades including ones in Sugar House and at Utah State University–it was even greater up in the mountains and, specifically, at the Snowbird and Alta Ski Resort area. At roughly 1:30 p.m., a natural avalanche hit Little Cottonwood Canyon–which, thankfully, had already been closed. However, those trying to drive down the canyon near the ski resorts were instructed to return to Snowbird and Alta and stay inside.

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Thankfully, Utah Ski Resorts are well aware of the potential issues presented by the large snowstorms the state often gets, and how severe they can be up in the mountains. “The intensity of this storm was stronger than forecasted, but we’re prepared for situations like this.” Brian Brown, the resort communications manager for Snowbird  stated. “In a situation like this when the roads are impassable, Snowbird has the means to accommodate people.”

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The restrictions were loosely lifted that evening at around 6:00 PM, allowing individuals owning cars with either four-wheel drive or chains to safely make their way down the canyon and back to their housing. The avalanche was so severe, however, that any other individuals weren’t able to safely take themselves home until 8 AM the following tuesday morning. And, on top of that, an avalanche warning has persisted in mountainous areas until 6:30 AM Wednesday morning.

While these natural disasters can be devastating, it’s amazing that we now possess the technology and means to effectively and precisely determine the risk of something as severe as an avalanche; and take the necessary precautions to prevent any major damage. And–with social media and radio–we’re now capable of communicating that information to nearby individuals efficiently and effectively.

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Utah Claims 2 of Top 10 Ski Resorts in Recent Polling

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

During a recent Ski Resort ranking done by USA Today, Utah’s Alta Ski Area and Park City’s Deer Valley resort claimed two of the top-ten spots. Deer Valley by Park City was ranked 7th overall, and Alta Ski Area would up landing in 4th place.

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These rankings were determined by taking a standard list of 20 Ski Resorts, which were then wilted down into a list of the top 10 resorts by a ‘panel of experts’. From then on, it was up to popular vote to decide the ordering. We here at Utah State are of the position that the rankings are not entirely accurate, since we believe Utah is #1. After all… it’s the home of the Greatest Snow on Earth.

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If you’re interested in skiing any of the Utah Resorts–including the acclaimed Deer Valley and Alta resorts–feel free to call the team at UtahState.com at (801)544-1800 today & SAVE on your vacation!

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