2016 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence
Snowbird, Utah, March 3 - 5

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Snow Recreation

If you a regular attendee of our conference and are familiar with the ski resorts, then ski on!

If you are a new attendee, or want more information, please continue to read.

  • Ski Resorts
    The participants can enjoy snow-sport of their choice at Alta or Snowbird in the Little Cottonwood Canyon during the conference.
    • The Alta Resort has been highly rated for its high annual snowfall. It is a local favourite for both the gentle and wide beginner runs and the challenging double diamond runs. Beginner skiers or skiers who like to practice on beginner runs can purchase lift tickets for the beginner area that includes mostly green runs except for two blues and one black run.

      Alta is a skiing only resort – no snowboarding.

      Snow report on 2/27: 86” mid mountain depth

      Access – From the Cliff Lodge, you will need to take a shuttle to get further up to the Alta resort (Wildcat base services intermediate to expert area, and the Albion base services beginner to expert areas)

    • The Snowbird resort is popular for its high-speed tram and lifts that maximize your time on the 90 different runs covered by great snow throughout the season. Snowbird ranks among one of the most challenging mountains in North America (SKI magazine), and is surely an exhilarating experience.

      Snowbird allows for skiing and snowboarding.

      Snow report on 2/27: 86” base depth

      Access - The Snowbird mountain is directly accessible from the Cliff Lodge.

  • Lift Tickets

    The regular adult tickets for Snowbird are as follows:

    • $98.00: All Day
    • $73.00: Half Day (12:30 to 4:30pm)
    • $40.00: Late Afternoon (2:30-4:30pm)
    • $26.00: Beginner Area (Chickadee)

    The following discount tickets for Snowbird can be ordered at https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/soba/product.php?product=17

    • $79.00: All Day Ski Pass
    • $71.00: Half Day Ski Pass (starts at 12:30pm)

    Please pick up the tickets from Robin Lynch at the conference registration desk in Ballroom 1, Level B. The registration desk hours are: (3/2) 4:30 – 8:30 pm, (3/3) 7 – 11 am and 7 – 9 pm, (3/4) 7 – 11 am.

    The following Alta adult tickets have to be purchased at Alta itself

    • $89.00: All Day
    • $73.00: Half Day (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
    • $40.00: Late Afternoon (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
    • $42.00: Alta Beginner Area Lifts Only(Albion, Sunnyside & Cecret)
    • $10.00: After 3pm Beginner Lifts
  • Climate/clothing
    The temperature at the base of the lifts is likely to be from 25 to 35 Fahrenheit without considering the wind chill effect, and you can expect drops by 10 degrees or more as you reach the top of the lifts, unless it is sunny! It is essential to wear right snow-sport clothing. Wear a lot of layers so that you can adjust as appropriate.
  • Weather report/ mountain condition
    You can find more detailed weather forecast at http://www.onthesnow.com/utah/skireport.html or http://www.snowbird.com/mountain-report/
  • Ski/ Board Rentals
    Cliff Sports Rentals & Repairs (http://www.snowbird.com/winter/rentals/cliffsports/)
    This rental shop is right inside the Cliff Lodge, Level 1
    Hours: 8 am – 8 pm Mon – Sun
    Phone: (801) 933-2291, in-house ext. 5800

    The rental rates can be found here - Cliff Sports Rental Rates

    For slightly lower rental rates, consider Christy Sports Skis and Snowboards in the Snowbird Center (https://plus.google.com/101041814769990467187/about?gl=US&hl=en-US) . However, you will need to be shuttled between the Cliff Lodge and the Snowbird Center. Online rental reservation is available here - http://rental.christysports.com/store_locations.php?Store=Christy-Sports-Snowbird

    If you ski at Alta, there is a rental shop each at the Albion and Wildcat basin areas. (http://www.alta.com/visit/rentals-and-retail)

  • Snowsport lessons
    Please visit websites of the ski resorts - www.alta.com and www.snowbird.com for information on lessons. Please coordinate your ski rentals based on whether your lessons include rentals.
  • Snowshoeing
    Gear Rentals: Snowbird Activity Center at Snowbird Center provides snowshoe rental - $18 per day. More information: http://www.snowbird.com/winter/activities/snowshoe/ and (801) 933-2147, in-house ext. 4147. Two hours tours are available with advance notice
  • Winter Tram Rides
    Scenic Aerial Tram rides provide an unforgettable sightseeing experience up to 11,000-foot Hidden Peak. The 10 minute trip (along a 1.6 mile cable and up 2,900 vertical feet) provides views of snow-capped slopes, Alta and the Salt Lake Valley - $17. More information: http://www.snowbird.com/winter/activities/tram/ and (801) 933-2147 or (801) 933-2200
  • Snowmobile Tours: Snowbird Activity Center at Snowbird Center
    Guided tours are available as well as two or three hours rentals.
    Ticket prices: for 2 hour, $159 (driver) and $40 (passenger); for 3 hour, $189 (driver) and $50 (passenger). More information: http://www.snowbird.com/winter/activities/snowmobile/ and 1-385-239-8196 or in-house ext. 4147.

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