Katchup – April 2005

Ski / Snowboard

Photo: Bob Plumb
Photo: Bob Plumb

It’s that time of year, the days are getting longer and the snow is melting…wait, it’s still puking snow when the rest of the country is shutting down production and pulling out golf clubs. There still might be more snow than in 20 years at this time, but resorts are still shutting down the party due to their lease agreement and people staying home to work on their summer tans. Alas, everything must come to an end. So here are the tentative closing dates for the resorts for the 2004-2005 season, it’s been one of the best in my memory, sorry if you have been working.

2005 Closing Dates for Utah Resorts (tentative)
Beaver Mountain…April 2
Sundance…April 2
Brian Head…April 10
The Canyons…April 10
Deer Valley…April 10
Park City…April 10
Snowbasin…April 10
Brighton…April 17
Solitude…April 17
Alta….. April 17
Snowbird…May 30
Powder Mountain…no set date

Last month SLUG hosted the first annual Cammy Potter Memorial Slopestyle competition at Park City Mountain Resort. The event was a huge success from all angels. The event, with help from PCMR and Crystal Mountain raised $2,000 toward the Cammy Potter fund, which will help the fund members of the Park City Snowboard Team attend camps and sponsor one kid a year to compete nationally. The winners of the contest are as follows:


Snowbird is open through out May 8 and then open weekends until Memorial Day that should not be a problem with the 180″ base they now have.


April 9 – Meltdown Slopestyle Contest – Brighton Ski Resort –
For five years, SLUG has been hosting the Meltdown contest at Brighton, which has grown in popularity and creativity since. This years sponsors include Nitro, Armada, Sessions, Dragon, Oakley, L1, RedBull and others. Register early since this contest will sell out, like the Junk Show.


April 23 – InSpring Slopestyle & Big Air Amateur Competition – Snowbird Ski Resort
Snowbird is hosting the InSpring Slopestyle & Big Air Amateur Competition on Saturday and Sunday hosting the InSpring Superpipe Amateur Competition. Details are yet to surface of registration time and price, but sure to be a hit.
Live music w/ FastBack and Naked April


April 23 – SLUG GAMES 2005 FINALS
SLUG will be hosting an invitational final for all OPEN finishers from this year’s contest that will be taking place at the Revolution warehouse in Orem, UT next to I-15. This invitational will be open to men and women with DJ, prize giveaways, awards and product toss. Fun starts at 5 pm, competition starts at 6 pm. For more information show up for the Meltdown competition on April 9.