Looking for something to do in the Alta community? You can always find interesting opportunities in Little Cottonwood Canyon through Alta Community Enrichment (ACE). Check out their website at altaarts.org. ACE is a nonprofit aimed to promote learning and create opportunities for individual and group participation in arts, cultural events and education.
This month they have put on live music every Sunday night at the Peruvian. They just finished a backcountry 101 Avalanche course for Alta business employees. On Friday January 20th, ACE presents Eric Foxman at Our Lady of the Snow at 6:30. He is a member of the Portland Storytellers Guild and will humor and inspire you with his true stories collected from around the world.
Also, don’t miss out on National Geographic’s explorer Mike Libecki. This is his 18th annual presentation on his adventures around the world to some of the most remote, exotic locations. This event is also a fund raiser for The Humane Society and Nepal Earthquake Fund/Human Outreach Project with a massive raffle of gear and clothing for the benefit. Hope to see you there!
Alta’s 2015-2016 season is coming to a close in the coming weeks but it’s not all bad news. A host of events is scheduled to take place starting tomorrow. Kicking things off is the “Alta in April Demo Day.” Held at the Wildcat Base, Alta and the Deep Powder House will be offering FREE next-year demos from the top ski manufactures. Companies participating include: Atomic, Blizzard, Dynastar, Rossignol, Völkl, DPS, Fischer, Line, Head, Nordica, K2, 4Frnt, ON3P, Elan and Sego.
Starting Saturday April 16th Alta will be hosting their annual Earth Day event. Featuring eco-friendly vendors, naturalist tours and birding at Alta. Alta Earth Day encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Come join Alta and support Mother Earth next weekend!
Concerning Alta’s closing day details, we still have one more week of weekday skiing. After that Alta closes it’s 7 day a week operations on Sunday, April 17. Alta will reopen for its final days of the 2015-2016 ski season on April 22, 23 & 24. It looks like the only lifts still in operation at that point will be Collins and Sunnyside. Fortunately lift tickets will only run you $52 with children 12 and under getting in for $26.
It’s been a great season so far. Come celebrate with Alta for their closing weekends!
Alta Community Enrichment will be hosting a wood carving class this Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30 pm. Held at Our Lady Of The Snows this class will teach students the basics of wood carving. Students will be carving a wooden cowboy boot and according to ACE will:
“Learn the basics of wood carving by one of the states best wood carvers! Our friend Marilyn Ure, President of the Great Salt Lake Wood Carvers will take time out of her busy schedule to teach us the secrets from her years of intense wood carving.”
A $5 pre-registration fee is required and spots are limited. You can contact ACE by calling 801-742-9712.