Free Tram Rides With Food Donation Benefits Utah Food Bank 

SNOWBIRD, UTAH - With fall foliage in peak form in Little Cottonwood, guests can take advantage of two weekends of free Aerial Tram rides at Snowbird with a donation to the Utah Food Bank. Snowbird Customer Appreciation Days will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17 and 23-24, weather permitting.

One can of food equals one free Tram ride during Customer Appreciation Days. Requested donations include non-perishable items include canned food like peanut butter and soups, boxed dinners such as macaroni and cheese, and dry foods including rice and pasta. In lieu of food, a $2 donation may be made for a Tram ride. All food donations benefit the Utah Food Bank and monetary donations benefit the Wasatch Adaptive Sports program.

The Tram will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both weekends. Bring food to the front entrance of the Snowbird Center, accessed by Snowbird Entry 2. Cash donations will be accepted at the Snowbird Center ticket office.

Offering the longest season in Utah, Snowbird is scheduled to open for the 2010-11 season Saturday, Nov. 20. Last winter Snowbird received more than 600 inches of snow for the third year in a row and offered skiing and riding until Father's Day, June 20.

For more information on Snowbird Customer Appreciation Days call the Snowbird Events Hotline at (801) 933-2110 or go to

Guests can enjoy a Halloween getaway at Snowbird with the Scary Aerie lodging package, featuring a room at the Cliff Lodge and a four course dinner at the Aerie Restaurant with festive-themed cuisine. Packages start at $89 per person/double occupancy and can be booked by calling (800) 232-9542.