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www.skieaglepoint.comUtah’s newest ski and snowboard resort declares itself “Your Second Home” with $25 lift tickets for the 2013/2014 season

October 1, 2013 Eagle – Point Resort in Beaver, Utah today announced key promotions and resort improvements for the 2013/2014 season highlighted by $25 lift tickets all season long.

Following its successful “Free Days” campaign last season, Utah’s newest ski and snowboard resort once again makes it affordable for everyone to enjoy Utah’s greatest snow on earth. Eagle Point’s new campaign “ Your Second Home” offers flat rate $25 lift tickets all season based on the eligibility factors below:

● all skiers and snowboarders every Thursday and Sunday (excluding holidays)
● children (7 – 17) and college students (must show ID or proof of enrollment)
● military, police, and firefighters (must be active duty and show ID)
● casino industry employees (must show ID)
● anyone with a 2013/2014 season pass to any other ski or snowboard resort in the U.S.
● all skiers and snowboarders with 2night minimum stay lodging packages (excluding holidays)
● with eligible tour bus operators

“Skiing and snowboarding would be so much more popular if they weren’t so expensive.” Shane Gadbaw, CEO of the resort, explained. “When we smashed our single day attendance record on the first free Thursday last year, we learned immediately how critical price is when trying out a new resort. We already knew from experience that after one visit, most guests love what they experience here and look forward to coming back.”

Since opening in 2010, this ‘boutique’ all seasons mountain resort located in Beaver, Utah (just 3.5 hours north of Las Vegas) has pursued a path to become the skiing and snowboarding destination of choice in the southwest. Eagle Point offers a balance of family friendly terrain, the steepest slopes in southern Utah and a high quality dining and entertainment experience.

“The Second Home concept also relates directly to our dynamic new development phase we’re adding homesites, new condos and a hotel so that we can accommodate more guests during the peak times,” adds Gadbaw.

Notable improvements for the upcoming season include a surface lift to transport guests to a popular cluster of Eagle Point’s steepest runs, which previously had been accessed by a snowcat. Guests also will enjoy a variety of new delicious hot food options on an expedited basis from a newly renovated kitchen in the Skyline Cafe. Finally, the resort will reveal an expanded terrain park and introduce terrainbased
instruction in its snow sports school.

The $25 lift ticket promotion will run all season long from the resort’s anticipated opening day of December 20 through its closing day in early April.

Eagle Point Resort located 18 miles east of historic Beaver, UT and a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, is an all seasons destination resort offering snow sports, lodging, high quality dining and entertainment, mountain biking, summer activities and day excursions to nearby attractions like Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. The resort features over 600 skiable acres, 40 named runs, 1500 vertical feet, 5 lifts and endless adjacent backcountry terrain.

(September 23, 2013), Teton Village, WY – On the heels of #1 Resort Award by SKI Magazine readers, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) announced a free ski day on Friday, November 29th, 2013. “We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this #1 ranking, and free skiing seemed the perfect gift,” stated JHMR President Jerry Blann. “In the spirit of giving back to our amazing community, a suggested donation of $1 will be matched by JHMR,” Blann added.

SKI Magazine’s survey, now in its 26th year, provides an annual snapshot of the Top 50 resorts in North America. Readers rank resorts in 20 different categories from snow and lifts, to dining and service. Jackson Hole earned the top spot this year, as well as Top 10 rankings in a wide range of areas, from Challenge and Character (both # 1’s) to Lodging (# 3) and Service (# 7). For a mountain never known for extensive grooming until the recent “All New All Blue” initiatives, Jackson Hole ranked #19 in grooming this year. “Jackson Hole has done as good of a job as any resort in recent memory of expanding its appeal to a wider audience, now offering a remarkable experience to skiers of all talents and tastes,” Greg Ditrinco, Editor of SKI Magazine says.

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2013 Zermatt Resort Scarecrow Walk

Posted: September 5, 2013 in Newsroom

It’s that time again…….get ready for the Zermatt Resort Scarecrow Walk. This year’s walk will take place on the beautiful walkway behind the Zermatt resort and we want you to join the fun!

Gain exposure for your group or organization today. We are looking for area businesses, clubs or groups of any kind to join us and build their very own scarecrow. Scarecrows will be on public display throughout the month of October for voting and great prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place scarecrows!

• Deadline for sign-up is September 13th
• Scarecrow Construction/Set-up at Zermatt 9/23 – 9/27
• Scarecrow Walk Open to Public 9/30 – 10/31

What’s Included:
• FREE Fall fun for you and/or your family, group or organization (there is no fee to enter your scarecrow)!
• Zermatt Resort will provide a stake, armature and straw for stuffing your scarecrow as well as identification signage.
• Zermatt Resort will promote the walk to the community throughout the month of October.
• Zermatt Resort will provide the voting ballots and first, second and third place prizes to the winning scarecrows.

Let your creativity soar and don’t miss out on this great community celebration and fun Fall activity!

Sign-Up Deadline is September 13th
Call MJ Baresh 435-709-9532

DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH (August 20, 2013) – Amid the summer heat, Deer Valley Resort already has snow in mind and is preparing for the winter 2013/2014 ski season by once again offering Utah residents access to exclusive reduced lift ticket rates. The resort’s Locals Only Pass program offers savings of up to 45 percent on Deer Valley Resort lift tickets. Additionally, participants in the Locals Only Pass program receive Buddy Passes with each purchase of a Five Pass or Ten Pass, as well as the ability to join the resort’s Snow Park Restaurant Lunch Card program, offering savings of 20 percent on lunch. Available for purchase immediately, the deadline for participation for those new to the program is November 30, 2013.

Products featured in the Locals Only Pass program include Locals Only Ten and Five Passes (with the Ten Pass having the option to share with a partner) and Buddy Pass offerings. Those who participated in the program last season have the option this season to purchase their 2013/2014 Locals Only Pass online at or by phone at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6626. Pass holders can have any available credit from the previous season applied to this season’s purchase. The Locals Only Passes will be activated upon receipt of current Utah residency documentation. To participate in the Locals Only program, current documentation of one of the following is required: Utah driver’s license; Utah property tax bill; Utah utility bill; or Utah business paycheck stub with a photo ID.

2013/2014 Season Passes: Season Passes permit unlimited skiing without restrictions, even during holiday periods. Full Season Passes are non-transferable. Options include: Super Senior (72+); Senior (65-71); Adult (24-64); Young Adult (18-23); Teen (13-17); Child (4-12); and Tot (1-3). A Tot Pass is free with the purchase of an Adult Season Pass. Pre-season discounts apply if purchased by October 31, 2013. Additional Season Pass options include the Midweek Season Pass, Military Season Pass and Hospitality Pass. Full descriptions of each pass, as well as rate schedules and restrictions, are available at New this year, those who purchase a full season pass (Hospitality, Midweek and Tot passes excluded) will receive three free days of lift access at Alta, Park City Mountain Resort and Snowbird. This lift ticket benefit will be honored seven days a week, including weekends, throughout the season – with holiday blackout dates applying December 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014 and February 15 – 17, 2014. Other restrictions apply. Please visit for more information on the shared lift privileges program.

Locals Only Passes: Passes can be purchased in Ten and Five Pass increments and are available for either seven days a week or valid Monday through Friday only. Utah residents in the same age category may share one Ten Pass. Each person will have a card which will draw from the same Ten Pass and applicable Buddy Passes. The Five Pass option may not be shared. Locals Only Passes have two Buddy Passes in each Ten Pass and one in each Five Pass (age and day restrictions apply).

As an added value, a one-year subscription to SKI Magazine (six issues) is included with each Season or Locals Only Pass purchase. The offer is refundable. Magazine and refund information will follow via postcard. Limit one per household; valid in the U.S. only.

Buddy Pass: Buddy companions joining guests with the Locals Only Pass pay the same low daily rate guests enjoyed when they purchased their Locals Only Pass. A Locals Only Pass holder must be present to make the purchase. Season Pass holders will receive four Buddy Passes for each full-rate Season Pass purchased. Season Pass holders must present their Season Pass at the window in order to receive the discounted rate. Buddy Ticket Rates for Season Pass holders are as follows: Adult and Senior ($68); Midweek ($59); Teen ($59); and Child ($41). Restriction dates apply.

After taking advantage of the Buddy promotion, guests can sign up for the Locals Only program any time during the season simply by bringing their buddy lift ticket with proof of current Utah residency to the Snow Park Ticket Office to make their purchase.

Snow Park Restaurant Lunch Card: A discount Lunch Card is available exclusively to Deer Valley Locals Only Pass and Season Pass holders. Lunch Cards may be used during the ski season at the Snow Park Restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Providing a 20 percent discount, the Lunch Card works like a debit card, where guests may purchase food until the value of the card is used up. The card may be purchased in $100 increments at the 20 percent discount, so a $100 card sells for only $80. The Lunch Card can be purchased online at and then picked up at the Snow Park Ticket Office when Locals Only or Season Passes are issued. During the ski season, Lunch Cards can be reloaded at the Information Desk located across from the Snow Park Restaurant in the lobby on the main level of Snow Park Lodge.

Information and order forms are available throughout the summer at any Deer Valley Mountain Bike office and Signatures stores. Locals Only and Season Pass orders will be processed at the Snow Park Mountain Bike office daily through Labor Day, September 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning September 3, the Snow Park Ticket Office will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Deer Valley’s scheduled opening day, Saturday December 7, 2013 (conditions permitting) and throughout the season, the Snow Park Ticket Office will be open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For all information on rates, age categories, purchasing deadlines and restrictions for the exclusive Locals Only program at Deer Valley Resort, visit the Locals Only website at or contact Resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522.

SUNDANCE, UTAH —Sundance Mountain Resort celebrates the beauty of the season and the rich cultural heritage of the region with its 17th Annual Harvest Market, held on Ray’s Lawn on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Keeping with Sundance’s commitment to the arts and nature, the Harvest Market will feature a myriad of artistic creations, musical entertainment and amazing food.

Approximately 30 local artists and craftsmen as well as several of our Sundance outlets will be featured this year. An array of vendors selling hand made goods including: jewelry, pottery, art, leather, furniture, photography, soaps and lotions, clothing, and accessories and more will be assembled on Ray’s Lawn. In addition, there will be live music and an array of delicious foods to choose from.

A barbecue will be served from 11 am until 4 pm and will include a variety of delightful food. The menu will include Grilled Painted Hills Tri Trip Beef, Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Pierre Country Bakery Rolls, Mango Barbecue Sauce, Wild Arugula and Pear Salad, with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Zoe’s Garden Tomato Salad with Basil, Cucumber and Croutons, and Farro and Raw Garden Vegetable Salad with Utah Goat Cheese with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette. This sumptuous buffet is only $14 for adults and $8 for children under 12 years old.

For more information on the Harvest Market, please call 801.223.4067 or Toll Free 866.734.4428.

While at Sundance, take the opportunity to experience the beauty of Mt. Timpanogos in the bright hues of autumn with a fall foliage hike. Then relax in the rustic comfort of Sundance’s luxurious cottages. Check out our hot deals along with information on this and other Sundance events and activities, at and subscribe to the Sundance online newsletter.

Deer Valley Resort announces two special Sunday music events with Steve Schuffert, acclaimed musician/singer/songwriter, at its Deer Valley Grocery~Café. Schuffert began his musical career in Pittsburgh, Pa., playing with talented rock bands in large-scale arenas. He then spent 20 years in Nashville, Tenn., working in the music industry as a songwriter, performer, session guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer/producer. Schuffert’s work has been featured on tours and/or CDs by award-winning artists T. Graham Brown, B.E. Taylor, Glen Burtnik, John Crispino and more. He is experienced and adept with many styles of music, including blues, rock, country, rock-a-billy and new age. Shuffert’s own band (Steve Schuffert Band) has been together for 20 years, releasing nine CDs. He has delivered thousands of electrifying performances on tours throughout the United States and Europe and he now resides in Park City.

Steve will perform on the scenic Deer Valley Grocery~Café deck overlooking the Deer Valley Snow Park ponds, which are often visited by wildlife and stand-up paddleboarders. The deck is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer evening in Park City.

Deer Valley Grocery~Café offers a daily menu of soups, creative appetizers, salads and panini, pizzas and enchiladas. In addition, the Café features nightly specials highlighting locally inspired dishes such as pan-seared Heber Valley Halloumi, cast-iron baked Mediterranean meatballs and Cedar Plank Salmon with rhubarb rosemary compote. Join us for an outdoor BBQ every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer season, featuring Niman Ranch all-natural beef burgers, housemade bratwurst and veggie burgers. Imported beers, fine wines and seasonal cocktails are also available to accompany your meal.

A selection of gourmet grocery items, house prepared take-away entrées, as well as wine, beer and liquor are available for purchase. Deer Valley Grocery~Café is open daily from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and until 6:30 p.m. after September 2, 2013.

WHEN: Sunday August 18 and September 1, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Deer Valley Grocery~Café / Deer Valley Plaza Building, 1375 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, Utah 84060

COST: Deer Valley Grocery~Café’s live music events are free to the public and all ages are welcome. Additional information can be found at

SNOWBIRD, UT — Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is hosting a public forum to present its general plan to build mountain biking trails in Gad Valley, and to receive comments and suggestions from the public.

“Public input is an important part of our decision-making process,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird. “We understand we’ll develop the best projects for our community by listening to all our stakeholders.”

Snowbird hopes to have an initial mountain biking trail from Hidden Peak, down through Gad Valley to the base of the mountain and the Snowbird Center, completed and ready to open in summer 2014. The new trails will be accessed via Snowbird’s Aerial Tram. A map will be provided at the public forum.

Renowned mountain bike trail builder Troy Duffin from Alpine Trails, will help design and construct the new trails. Duffin will be in attendance to help answer questions at the forum.

Bonar will present the plans and lead the discussion. A representative from the Forest Service will be in attendance.

“We support opportunities for the public to engage in planning recreation opportunities on public lands. We encourage the community and our visitors to participate in this opportunity to provide comments”, stated Dave Whittekiend, Forest Supervisor for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The public forum will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. room Alpine B at the Snowbird Center, Snowbird Entry 2.