Happy Wednesday/Powder Day everyone! Hope you all have been able to enjoy the recent snowfall we’ve had this week. I know I have! Get ready for an awesome weekend here at Canyons Resort, as well as around town, as there are a ton of things going on. The weather is looking to be warm and sunny, so head to the slopes and get your goggle tan on!
In the old days, it was called The Natural (natural halfpipe) and the James Bond Trail (for resembling a banked bobsled run). Call it what you will, Canis Lupus is a 1/4 mile-long gulley that serves up gated, banked slalom berms off the start, steep walls, whoops and break-overs the rest of the way down. Sounds like a crazy ride, am I right? Imagine a group of insane skiers and riders flying down this run at top speed during the annual Canis Lupis Race! This Saturday, show us your skill and enter to take home the glory. Event starts at 11am, and check-in is between 8-9am. Checkout our Events page for more information.
Who doesn’t feel the need for speed every once in awhile? On Sunday, Canyons is hosting The Audi Ski Challenge, which is a ski racing competition that brings together local ski racing fans in support of Audi and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. This event is open to the public (skiers only, please), and the top two winners will win an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime trip to race with the U.S. Ski Team at the U.S. Alpine Championships. More information on registration and prizes can be found here: http://www.canyonsresort.com/content/audi-ski-challenge
Ravens fans and 49ers fans have been waiting for this day all season! After you get your Sunday turns in, head to the nearest restaurant to catch the game while you enjoy some après drinks and good food. Red Tail Grill, Drafts, Murdock’s, Umbrella Bar, and The Farm lounge will all be showing the game. Kick-off is at 4:30pm MST.
TONIGHT – Head to Lower Main Street to celebrate the kick off of the 2013 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cut Event with a free Cold War Kids concert from 7 – 9 p.m! The celebration is free to the public and winter attire is recommended, and fireworks will follow the show. http://www.coldwarkids.com/site/dmlh2012-splash
What better way to spend a weekend night than watching some of the worlds best athletes compete in the FIS World Cup? Head out to Deer Valley on Friday night to catch the Aerial Finals, starting at 6:45pm. On Saturday, you can catch the amazing athletes competing in the Dual Mogul finals starting at 6:30pm. Fireworks follow both shows!! Full competition schedule for each day can be found here: http://www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Winter/FISWorldCup#Band
On Friday and Saturday, Park City Mountain Resort is home to the USSA Grand Prix Halfpipe events, featuring some of the strongest athletes in the world! Some of the athletes competing will be coming off of the X-Games this past weekend. Catch the snowboarding Halfpipe finals on Friday from 11am-1pm, and the Halfpipe Skiing finals on Saturday from 11:30am-1:30pm. More information can be found here: http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/events/event24
This weekend at the film series, it’s Made in Utah weekend! They are highlighting films made in Utah, with a different feature film each night.
Friday, 2/1 at 8 PM: Nitro Circus: The Movie – Features Travis Pastrana and friends dreaming up the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports. Q&A with Director Gregg Godfrey and cast members following screening.
Saturday, 2/2 at 8 PM: Saints & Soldiers: Airborne Creed – Ryan Little’s 2012 feature about WWII. Q&A with Producer & Director Ryan Little, Producer Adam Abel and principal cast members following screening.
Sunday, 2/3 at 6 PM: The World’s Fastest Indian – A 2005 biopic about New Zealander Burt Munro, who set the land-speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats on a 1920 Indian motorcycle in 1967.
As always, enjoy the sun and have a safe and happy weekend.