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Category: Events

The 4th 2nd Annual Frank Ski Competition

By , April 23, 2014 11:29 AM

The 4th 2nd Annual Frank Ski Competition had all the elements of the rock n’ roll lifestyle that was hot-dog skiing in the 80s.  Tight pants, mule kicks, inverted debauchery and sunny skies made for an epic competition.  We saw 2 skiers cruise the course in tandem, crotch to crotch and it was fabulous.  

McConkey style switch fronts were thrown.  Naked skiers took zipper bump lines.  Ski ballet was even performed on the upper bowl.  The skiers who participated truly killed it this year.  Several huge kickers were built, with a tall quarter pipe and a tunnel. Twas quite the sight to see.  Don’t miss it next year!

Alta Demo Day

By , April 11, 2014 8:00 PM

1899483_624371344285239_897206580_oStarting tomorrow at the Wildcat Base, Alta and the Deep Powder House will be hosting their yearly demo day.  Offering FREE next-year demos from over 33 of the industries top ski manufactures this is an event you won’t want to miss.  According to Alta,

Join us at the Wildcat Base on April 6th, for Alta in April’s Free Demo Day! Leave your old skis at home and get an early look at what some of the biggest ski companies are going to offer next season! Last year 33 companies brought skis to test and we are hoping for even more options this year! In association with the Alta Ski Shop and the Powder House Ski Shops and as a part of the 2 weeklong “Alta in April” celebration of the end of another great winter at Alta Ski Area, we invite you to enjoy sales on apparel, as well as live music at the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge.

Some of the ski companies attending include: Rossignol, Salomon, VÖLKL, Armada Skis, Tecnica, Blizzard, Dynastar, 7Mile, Fischer, Faction, Meier, Head, Big Wood, Atomic, Line, K2, Deviation, ON3P, DPS, H2O Outdoor, Gear, Moment, Soul Poles, 4Frnt, and Ramp.

Don’t miss your chance to try out those skis you’ve been dreaming about!  See you tomorrow!

Snowflake Festival 2014

By , March 15, 2014 1:31 PM

19638_1319440914548_1486533807_30865959_585704_nStarting this Thursday (3/20) Alta Community Enrichment will be hosting it’s yearly Snowflake Festival.  This four day festival will  help Alta raise money for Friends of AltaAlta Community Enrichment (ACE), and the Alta Historical Society.

Kicking things off will be a Gnome Hunt followed by live music and a yoga class with Stacy Peterson.  Friday there will be a Grease themed dance party with DJ Velvet and a number of field activities including a biathlon and a snowball throwing contest.  Saturday is One Piece Ski Outfit Day and your chance to ski with a ranger for free on the Cecret Lift.  Wrapping things up on Sunday is the Chili Cookoff and the Snowflake Festival raffle drawing.

For a full list of activities and times check out ACE’s website here.  You can donate to the cause online here.  Come celebrate Alta next weekend and help raise money for the mountain you love!

Alta Performance Ski Camp

By , February 8, 2014 1:11 PM

Alta’s second performance ski camp session starts this Monday, February 10th.  In conjunction with the Alta Lodge, participants will be instructed for 3 days of skiing at both Alta and Snowbird.  Instructors include Stephen Helfenbein and Dr. Collin Bywaters who will coach skiers on everything from technique to assessing terrain to off-season dry land training.  Campers will soak up the mountain air for 4 nights at the Alta Lodge (meals included) and will be instructed for two days at Alta and one day at Snowbird.  According to Alta,

Coaching will be in a 2:8 group ratio. We will emphasize all-mountain ski tactics and techniques. Also included is alignment and functional physical evaluation by a biomechanics expert, video analysis of your skiing, plus two indoor evening presentations designed to compliment what we practice on the snow each day.

The camp will also be offered in March, running from the 30th to April 3rd.  If you would like to sign up for either session please fill out the form here.  Take your skiing to a new level and sign up today!

 

Mission Steeps

By , January 8, 2014 7:58 PM

Starting tomorrow TimeLine Missions will be releasing part two of their Mission series for free.  According to their website you will be able to stream Mission Steeps for the next few days when it will then become available for download on itunes.  The movie will be available for streaming from the following media partners:

You can download Timeline Missions first part of their series, Mission Antartica, in itunes for $9.99.  Mission Steeps takes Xavier de Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Andreas Fransson to Zermatt, Chamonix and Haines to film some of the steepest lines out there.  If part two is anything like part one you will be pleasantly blown away.

 

MISSION STEEPS – trailer from TimeLine Missions on Vimeo.

Alta’s Torchlight Parade

By , December 29, 2013 3:27 PM

torchlightAlta’s New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade has grown significantly over the years and for good reason, it’s a blast!  This year Alta will be hosting another great event and will be asking participants to donate a minimum of $5 to raise money for the Utah Food Bank.  According to Alta,

we now stage a more free-flowing event with no formal start time. Hopefully this minimizes the cold waiting time once skiers get off the lift and allows families to participate and to be at the base to watch fireworks and enjoy time by the fire.

Participants can begin loading the Collins lift at 5:15 pm and will ski down from the angle station to the Wildcat base.  Adults will be given a torch but children will need to carry their own headlamp or flashlight as well as be accompanied by an adult.  No open containers will be allowed on the lift and skiers should be at least an intermediate level.  Come celebrate the end of 2013 and ring in the beginning of another great season at Alta!

 

 

Christmas At The Keyboard

By , December 21, 2013 1:33 PM

411238_3233606958994_440389901_oAlta shredder and liftie, Shannon Corey, will be performing this Monday, December 23 at Our Lady Of The Snows.  Alta Community Enrichment invites you to come “brighten your holiday season this year and show your support for the amazing local talent in Little Cottonwood Canyon!”  Starting at 7:00 pm Shannon will put on a FREE performance that will surely get you in the Christmas spirit.  According to Shannon,

I will be playing lots of holiday favorites for you. Everything from Renaissance carols, Winter Wonderland, Santa and baby Jesus too! If you’re lucky I might even throw in a sing-a-long.

So come support a very talented Alta local and help her spread some holiday cheer!  Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Alta Gear Swap

By , November 30, 2013 6:15 PM

1-2This year’s Alta gear swap begins Saturday, December 7th at 8am and runs until 6pm. Held at Our Lady Of The Snows this will be an event you won’t want to miss if your still looking for any last minute ski gear. You’ll find everything you’re looking for and at a great price!

For those of you who want to sell gear please drop it off anytime on Friday December 6th between 3-7pm or Saturday morning between 8-9:30am. There will also be a $1 charge for each piece of gear you enter and you can pick up your unsold gear or money anytime Saturday between 4-7pm. The swap is free to enter for anyone looking to buy so come up next weekend and grab those new pow boards you’ve been drooling over all summer!

ACE Welcome To Winter 2013 Celebration

By , November 19, 2013 2:03 PM

This Friday, November 22nd, Alta Community Enrichment will be hosting a welcome to winter dance party and slide show. Doors open at 6:30pm and the free slide show begins at 7:00. Immediately following the slide show DJ Velvet will be hosting a dance party for a cover charge of $5. The dance party costume theme is snow camo so dress to impress.

There will also be a big drawing with prizes from multiple sponsors. Raffle tickets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. The photographers that will be featured include Steve Lloyd, Re Wikstorm, Philip Potter, Brett Korpela, Steven Gelb, Mike Scirf, DubSatch Collective, Leo Ahrens & Matt Crawley. Come celebrate Alta’s opening day and get ready for an epic season!

Alta Ski Area Tree Planting

By , August 31, 2013 9:21 AM

images-21Next Saturday, September 7th, Alta Ski Area will be hosting a tree planting event.  Meeting at the Albion Base picnic tables outside the Albion Grill at 8 am participants will help TreeUtah plant 1,500 Limber Pines.  Volunteers must be 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult if not over the age of 18.  Please bring protective clothing, sturdy close-toed footwear and a pack to carry a water bottle, gloves, sunscreen, and snacks.  Lunch will be provided by Whole Foods.

If you have children (ages 8+) that want to participate there is a second session starting at 9:30 am.  This session is sponsored by Whole Foods and will be planting Engelmann Spruces.  To register for either group please sign up here.  A great event that will help keep Alta beautiful for generations to come.  Sign up now!