Alta Snowbird Events

Attend an Exciting Mountain Event at Alta Snowbird! 

Alta Snowbird hosts many exciting mountain events throughout the year. Depending on the season, you can meet world-famous mountaineers, attend live concerts, and participate in on-mountain ski and snowboard events. Alta Snowbird is a special place for concerts and events. The crowds are tight and you get to be a part of the action. Events at Alta Snowbird give you a great sense of our vibrant mountain community.

Oktoberfest 2019 at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Visit Snowbird for America’s Best Oktoberfest

Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is one on the biggest festivals in Utah. Every fall, for the past 45 years, people travel to Snowbird for fun weekends full of live music, family entertainment, and classic Oktoberfest Alps Horn blowing. Rated as one of America’s top 10 Oktoberfests by Men’s Journal, Snowbird Oktoberfest lasts three months and includes a famous Strongman Hammer Contest.

Parking is $10/car, shuttle service to surrounding condos based on demand, as determined by Cliff Lodge.

Celebrate German Culture at Snowbird
This family-friendly festival not only offers great beer, it’s also a celebration of German culture with dancing, music, vendors and much more! It’s a great way to spend the weekend or just a day in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

German flag graphic with beer mugs. Text: Oktoberfest.

Snowbird’s 47th Annual Oktoberfest
Since its founding, Snowbird Oktoberfest has grown immensely. This year, over 60,000 people will attend. Festival Dates are every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 18 through Oct. 21, 2019.

Discrete Cirque Series – Snowbird 2019

09/07/2019 – 9:00AM

The cirque series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous Ski resort, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be–beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes, or enjoy the views and let the challenge be it’s own reward.

The 8.7 mile course with 3,566 ft of climbing starts at Creekside base area, running up towards Mid-Gad, then east onto Rothman Way, connecting you to steep Peruvian service road on Peruvian Gulch Trail. From there, the course turns onto the Ridge trail, end up on Hidden Peak with expansive views of the entire Wasatch Range. Catch your breath and loop around the backside of Hidden Peak and make your way down to Gorilla Pass before heading up to the Summit of Mt. Baldy, the highest point in the race. Make your way down a steep and technical section of trail, being sure to save enough energy for one more uphill section to the cool refreshing shade and air of Snowbird’s Ski through Tunnel. Now a final mix of dirt roads and single track for the final 3 mile stretch down Peruvian Gulch, single track and roads, passing by Oktoberfest plaza & the Mountain coaster, then into the Finish Line back in Creekside.  The race course is located on the Salt Lake Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.