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Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 5
Leo Libations

Wine and Pizza

Whether you favor thin crust cheesy pizza, white pizza with truffles or a traditional deep dish style with all the toppings, a perfect bottle of wine can elevate your pizza experience. The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jim Santangelo will show you how to select wine to perfectly compliment the aroma, flavors and texture of your favorite pizza and Executive Chef Zanetta Jones will share some of her favorite, most delicious creations

Mar 6
Municipal Ballet Co and Holy Water Buffalo

Salt Lake City's Municipal Ballet Co. and local rock band Holy Water Buffalo present "Oh Yeah," an evening of live music and ballet like you've never seen it before.

Mar 7
Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass

This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that - as Glass puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly funny storytellers without words."

Mar 6 - Mar 7
Andre Watts plays Beethoven 5

André Watts performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") with Utah Symphony.  Also on program are two Copland works, Fanfare for the Common Man and Symphony No. 3.  Hugh Wolff conducts.

Mar 7
Kongos

Check out the Kongos when their Lunatic Tour 2015 with special guests Sir Sly and Colony House hits the stage.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Limited VIP Packages Including Meet and Greet/Photo, Private Acoustic Performance, Exclusive Merchandise and More On-Sale Wednesday November 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets available at all Smith's Tix locations, charge by phone 801-467-TIXX or toll free at 1-800-888-TIXX, and online at smithstix.com

Tickets are also available at the Depot box office day of show starting at 5PM (excluding club nights and private events) and on Friday's between 2PM-6PM (excluding holidays)

Patrons 18 years of age and younger are welcome to our ALL AGES shows when accompanied by a parent or guardian that is over the age of 18. Age information will be specified for each show. Additionally, because of Utah’s curfew law any ALL AGES show has to be over by 11 o’clock P.M. on weekday's and by 12 o'clock P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays

*Alcoholic beverages for 21+ will only be available on the mezzanine (3rd floor)

(while supplies last - subject to change - plus applicable fees where applied - 8 ticket limit)

Mar 6 - Mar 8
Wasatch Powder Keg

The 13th annual Wasatch Powder Keg backcountry race will be held at Brighton Ski Resort. The Powder Keg is a test of speed, strength, and endurance for any backcountry skier. This year we will feature 3 races and racers have the option of doing any individual race or all 3 races.  
There will be a BBQ, awards ceremony, and raffle following the Saturday and Sunday races at the Milly Chalet. For 2015, the Powder Keg will also be part of Vertfest.

Mar 8 - Mar 12
Alta Women's Intermediate-Advanced Ski Camps

Just for women, the Alta Lodge Women's Ski Camp brings together the best of the Alf Engen Ski School's instructors for three days of instruction and four nights of lodging, breakfasts and dinners. You’ll be in a fun environment where you can challenge yourself, improve your technique and meet some new ski buddies. During the three-day camp, participants can expect to improve their skiing ability and skiing confidence so they can advance to exploring Alta’s legendary terrain.

"I thought the instruction was exceptional. All instructors were friendly, enthusiastic, supportive and fun to be around." - Martha F. 2008

The group camaraderie starts the first night when we meet for dinner the evening before the on-the-hill session begins. During that time, you’ll get the info on the newest women specific skis so we can help you pick the right skis for you. Off the hill, we'll meet for après ski, dinners and breakfasts. In your spare time, relax….you can take a sauna or hot tub, or schedule an in-room massage.

"I met many great women from all over who love to ski!" - Susan I. 2010

For women age 18 and older, this intensive clinic is designed for the intermediate through advanced level skier who is ready for new challenges in ski terrain and conditions, such as Alta’s famous powder snow.

Ability level: You should be comfortable on blue runs, ready to venture on to ungroomed or steeper terrain.

Arrival: March 8
Departure: March 12

Includes:

four nights lodging, breakfasts and dinner
three full days of ski instruction
three days of lift tickets: 2 Alta, 1 Alta/Snowbird
high end demo skis; boots available if needed
yoga class (optional)

Mar 14
Burton Party In Your Park

Party In Your Park – Three teams, creative features and a whole lot of good times. Smoothest style, hardest charger and working as a team could get you a prize!

Mar 3 - Mar 15
Mamma Mia!

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But, Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

 

Mar 5 - Mar 15
A/Version Of Events

Experience Matthew Ivan Bennett’s "A/Version Of Events" directed by Christy Summerhays – a claustrophobic road trip about healing at different speeds, getting trapped in the wrong memories, and finding out whether we can ever outrun ourselves.

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The Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013

Published: 12/03/2012

Forbes, by Christopher Steiner

Rankings have become so ubiquitous in our world – top colleges, top cities, top jobs, top sandwiches – that they’ve begun to lose value.  Everybody has a ranking about everything.  Making matters more confusing, most rankings get so granular that nearly every person, place and thing is ranked No. 1 for something.

Wear a helmet: The home to Corbet's Couloir retained it's No. 1 ranking for 2013.

In the ski world, there’s been a bit of this specialization ranking creeping in as well.  To be sure, some of it is fair.  Winter Park, for instance, can’t compare its terrain to that of Snowbird, but the Colorado resort does offer some of the greatest access to disabled and adaptive skiers in the world – and it deserves credit for that.  Other outlets rank snow, grooming, family friendliness, food, lodging, customer service and even the quality of the booze on mountain.

All of those things matter to somebody.  But here we only rank one thing: Awesomeness.  It’s the most important thing we can measure.  If you can know a place’s awesomeness, do you need to know anything else?

Answer: No.

We measure awesomeness with strict adherence to quantitative and scientific methods.  The rankings you see here are the product of the most honed algorithms ever unleashed on the ski world.  Being on this list means something.  It means awesomeness.  We don’t rank 50 resorts, we rank only ten — and we’ve included extended and 100% new material on the top six.

There’s nothing east of the Rockies on the list because no resort east of the Rockies has the snow or terrain to crack our awesomeness rankings–something that matters for both beginners and experts (soft western snow >> eastern ice).  Not that there isn’t fun to be had in the East or even the Midwest.  Ski wherever you can.  We plan to do a separate, eastern list next year.

Again, we rank awesomeness and awesomeness only.  If you want to find out what ski resort has the best hot chocolate and marshmallow bar, you’ll find that list elsewhere.  If you want the hard facts on what ski mountain gives you the best possibility of a soul-moving experience on and off the snow, then you need rankings based on our patented Pure Awesomeness Factor.  In the ski business, this is known as PAF.  It’s not something that resorts make public, but every mountain knows where it stands.  Most big resorts employ at least three data scientists who spend their days looking for methods to raise the resort’s PAF score.  Boost that score, and you get closer to excellence.

Awesomeness is the only proxy for awesomeness.  It’s the critical path to a vacation that becomes legendary.  So for the second time ever, here are the top ten resorts in the United States according to PAF...:

Snowbird: Best snow, epic terrain, epic lift.

2.   Alta and Snowbird, Utah (PAF = 97):

For most people, these two resorts that occupy a splendid apron of Little Cottonwood Canyon just 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake should be the default ski vacation. Direct flights to Salt Lake can be had from most cities and the trip from the airport to the snow here is a leisurely stroll compared with the white-knuckle pilgrimage between Denver and Colorado’s resorts.

We rank Snowbird and Alta together because they are together.  They share a boundary line and even, for those who choose to purchase it, a joint lift ticket.  If you go to one, you should go to the other.  Unless you’re a snowboarder, in which case Alta won’t allow you to plow through its chutes and trees—and what glorious chutes and trees they are.

The terrain at Alta and Snowbird is the terrain against which all others are measured.  Snowbird’s tram, which, like Jackson’s, also traverses from the base of the resort to the top, is the only lift that compares with the tram at Jackson Hole. The lift line for the Snowbird tram on a prime powder day can get ugly—one of the drawbacks of being on top of a greater metropolitan area of 2 million people.

The good news is that not all of those people ski and, even better, this place has a lot of powder days—it gets 600 inches a year—more than anywhere outside of Alaska.  The snow is dependable and comes in a density that’s user friendly, like a stiff dollop of whipped milk on a cappuccino.  If you’re going on a trip for three days or less, it’s hard to go anywhere but Utah. We can’t stress enough how awesome the skiing is here.  If you haven’t been, just go.

Not to be missed: Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge, a wonderful modern building whose raw, reinforced concrete edifice evokes the work of architect Paul Rudolph, a brilliant shaper of glass and poured stone.

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