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New Mountain Coaster Highlights Family Summer at Snowbird

Published: 05/20/2013

SNOWBIRD, UT (MAY 2013) – Free outdoor movies and concerts, stargazing on Hidden Peak, a new Mountain Coaster and nine weekends of Oktoberfest make Snowbird the ideal family getaway this summer.
“This year, we focused on creating events and activities that will delight the entire family,” said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations. “It’s the perfect place to beat the city heat.”
Snowbird summer activities will be open daily beginning June 8, including the Aerial Tram, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampolines, Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Air Jumper, and Kids’ Inflatables. The Mountain Coaster and Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel will open in July.
Snowbird also offers mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding in Mineral Basin, fishing in Austin Pond, hiking, 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 Activity Center on the Plaza Deck.
Snowbird will continue Family Flicks this summer beginning June 7, featuring a movie on the Plaza Deck each Friday night at dusk (between 8 and 9 p.m.). Classic movies include Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are. Admission is free.
The resort will also continue its Cool Air Concert series, with a live band playing on the Plaza Deck every Saturday night between June 22 and Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Chicago Afrobeat Project, Jaden Carlson Band and Keller Williams 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.17 and continue each weekend, plus Labor Day, through Oct 13 throughout the Snowbird village. 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, music, balloons and more. Admission is free.

The fifth annual Brewfest will be held June 15-16, with a Father’s Day Barbecue on Sunday, June 16. Several breweries will be selling 3-ounce samples of their brews, complemented by live music on the Plaza Deck.

Other summer events include the Tour of Utah, Mountain Bout Mountain Bike Race, Wasatch Wildflower Festival, Stargazers and Hidden Peak Challenge.
Snowbird Mountain Sports Camp, designed for youth ages 10-15, 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 8-12, 2013.
Snowbird also offers Camp Snowbird for children ages 4-12, and Teen Camp for ages 13-17, Mondays through Fridays. Kids will meet their camp counselors at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and take the bus to and from the resort.  Kids swim every day, go for hikes, do science projects and arts and crafts. For more information, please visit
Detailed press releases for major events will be sent throughout the summer. An online event calendar can be found at:
MAY 2013
27                    Last day of skiing and snowboarding, conditions permitting.
JUNE 2013
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
JULY 2013
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 –
6                      Cool Air Concert, 6 p.m., Girls, Guns & Glory
8-12                 Mountain Sports Camp
11-14               Bowcast
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 –
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 –
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


For more information, please contact:

Emily Moench, Communications Manager, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort (801) 891-3496