The Festival boasts food, live music, children's activities, free ski demos, a ski competition, and artists' market during the weekend of April 4, 5, & 6. The three-day fest begins Friday and features a seafood barbeque at the Albion Grill, and volleyball courts at the Rustler Lodge. Reps from ski manufacturers will have 2008-2009 skis available to try free with a credit card deposit Saturday at the base of Collins chair lift. A Kid's Fair tent will be set up and the Goldminer's Daughter will feature live music and outdoor grilling on the patio. The Alta Historical Society will feature a slide show that evening at Our Lady of the Snows chapel. Local artists will have items for sale all three days at the Goldminer's Daughter Galley. Alta Ski Area is hosting a ski competition on High Rustler from 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. Sunday. The Alta Lodge will have a barbeque on the deck for spectators to watch the event, followed by après ski. Winners will be announced from the base of Collins chair at 4 p.m. The community, in addition to all the other activities, is hosting a charity event to raise funds for three non-profit agencies: the Alta Public School; Stand Strong Again (assists athletes with spinal cord injuries); and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Tickets will be available at Alta area lodges and Spring Festival venues for $2 per ticket or 6 for $10. Prizes include a pair of skis, overnight lodging, dining, and more. Visit the Alta Visitors Bureau at altaresortassociation.com for a complete schedule.
- Snow Reports