Looking for some fun activities this month up at Alta? Look no further than ACE (Alta Community Enrichment). They have some great happenings this month from the WEXL Ping Pong Invitational tomorrow night, Feb 8th (can someone say Balls of Fury?) to Flamenco dancing on February 20th. ACE never disappoints when it comes to music, either. Stonefed, local jam band, will be playing at the Peruvian Bar on Sunday February 19th. Whatever your pleasure, ACE has got you covered.
February has brought more than just snow, activities and music. Nate (The Daily Pow extraordinaire) and his wife Katie just welcomed their first little shredder on February 2nd. We apologize for the not as frequent daily conditions reports, but Nate will be back before you know it. The storm outlook seems promising, forecasting to start snowing again Thursday night. Last weekend was a nice break in weather, giving skiers their blue bird days before more weather rolled in. This week’s storm didn’t hit as hard as we all wanted, but skiing has still been smooth and creamy. Our hopes are high for this coming weekend.
This 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!
This year’s Wasatch Wildflower Festival takes place next weekend (July 26-28) at four different mountain locations – Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude. What started years ago as an excuse for a few Alta locals to throw a block party during the summer flower season has now turned into a full blown festival across two Wasatch canyons. According to the festival’s website:
The Festival’s goal and mission is to provide a fun and encouraging environment for people to learn about the wide diversity of wildflowers that are found in the Wasatch Mountains and to not only celebrate the wildflowers, but show people how to take care of them.
Alta’s Day is Saturday July 27th and hikes for beginners, intermediates, and advanced hikers begin at 9:00 am. Kid’s hikes start at 9:30 am. Live acoustic music by Lerraine and the Soul Vibrations will run from 8:30 am-12:30pm. For a full list of events at each resort be sure to check the festivals website.
Alta Community Enrichment (ACE) is hosting another great yoga event tomorrow morning (12/22) at Our Lady Of The Snows starting at 6:00am. Stacy Peterson will be instructing a Yoga class from 6-7am and then a meditation circle from 7-8am. A $10 donation is appreciated.
According to the information on ACE’s website,
“December 21, 2012 marks the end of a 5,125 year planetary cycle. For many ancient cultures and communities around the globe, this date marks an opportunity for huge positive global change. Millions are uniting across the globe in sacred circle to tap into the greater collective and offer their support to usher in this new cycle. Join Earthflow Yoga and Birth2012 in a sunrise yoga practice and meditation circle to honor the Sun’s path across the sky and offer your vision and intention for this new beginning. This is one of millions of events happening over three days to unite conscious practitioners and collective intentions. Please join us in sacred breath, movement and space to help raise the collective vibration!”
So come welcome in a new planetary cycle in one of earth’s most beautiful places, Alta, Utah!
If you’re feeling a little sore from slaying pow today then be sure to check out Stacy Peterson’s first yoga class of the season starting tomorrow morning at 6:45am. This hour long class will get your muscles firing and ready to tackle another day on the slopes. Classes will be held at the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge and will continue throughout the season every Tuesday morning at 6:45am and Thursday nights at 5:30-7:00pm. Alta Community Enrichment will host the classes on the first Thursday of every month (browse all ACE events!) for free, but are $10 for every other scheduled class. So come check out why Stacy Peterson never has a sore back. Your body will thank you.
For those of you who are still adding to that gear closet make sure you don’t miss this Saturday’s gear swap held at Our Lady Of The Snows at Alta. You’ll find everything you’re looking for and at a great price! The swap starts this Saturday, December 1st, at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in selling gear please drop it off this Friday, November 30, anytime from 3:00-7:00 p.m. or on Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30 a.m. 15% of proceeds go to the Alta Community Enrichment organization so come up to Alta this weekend and support a great cause.