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Apr 8 - May 3
Mr Perfect

Mr. Perfect tells the tale of four sort-of love stories and asks, “What are the chances?” This romantic comedy centers on Zooey, a quirky flight attendant and romance novel junkie who is on the search for Mr. Perfect. When Zooey happens to meet Jeffery, the narrator of her favorite romance audio books, they end up in the airplane bathroom 32,000 feet over Dayton, Ohio. This sets Zooey on a quest to connect the random events that make up life, hoping to find the meaning of it all.

Apr 10 - May 9
2015 Tulip Festival

Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips displayed in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Also, garden tours and demonstrations are held every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show. Regular Garden admission fees apply. Free admission for Thanksgiving Point Members.

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Brutus Storms Utah

Published: 11/13/2012

Olivia Dwyer, MountainOnline.com 

Wasatch picks up 50 inches of powder over the weekend; Western resorts open early.

When Snowbird VP of Operations Dave Fields rode his bike to work last Thursday, he noticed the mountain looked a little dry. By Friday, the first flakes fell. When the storm cleared on Sunday, 50 inches of snow buried Snowbird. The resort moved its opening day to Thursday, November 15.

The Weather Channel dubbed the winter storm Brutus (stay tuned for more mythology lessons and winter storm alerts). And in its wake ski areas in Utah and other Western states are rolling out the white carpet early thanks to the bounty of natural snow.

"We could not script it any better," says Fields. "It gives us a foundation to get a lot of terrain open and make pass holders happy, and this kind of snow resonates with people around the country." Yesterday, Snowbird's operations team worked to prepare the mountain: Ski patrollers threw bombs and ski cut avalanche-prone slopes. Snow cats maneuvered through drifts for track packing, where the machines churn up fresh snow and compact it for a stable surface. As opening day inches closer, Snowbird staff rolls out more of the familiar hallmarks of ski season—pads wrapped around lift towers, orange and black rope strung between bamboo poles marking hazards. "We're off to the races," Fields says.

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