Enjoying the signature black beer.
Seriously overworked with a case of sleep deprivation, I drove up Little Cottonwood Canyon for a needed break at Snowbird Ski Resort. My plan...meet with fellow blogger Joshua Riggins for an afternoon of Oktoberfest fun, connect with the Ski Utah crew for dinner on Hidden Peak, enjoy drinks at Aerie, and spend the night in the Cliff Lodge.

My hair in pigtails and my eyes bloodshot from days in front of a computer, I must have looked like I'd already had a few steins of Oktoberfest brew before I even showed up.

Oktoberfest at Snowbird has a long history. Here is a little about the festival from their website:

"Snowbird's Oktoberfest began in 1973 when two men costumed in leather lederhosen, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue.

"Attracting over 60,000 visitors, Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers."

Joshua and I grabbed big glass stains of black beer and contemplated which rich German treats to indulge in for lunch. By no means is Oktoberfest an event for the waistline conscious. I'd tossed any thought of light-and-lean out the window and enjoyed the gluttony. Full story, photos and details...


Hidden Peak View