Snowbird's 40th birthday is being celebrating this month with music and more. The Birthday Bash will take place on the same day Snowbird opened in 1971, Friday, Dec. 23, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the Plaza Deck.
Snowbird will offer $40 lift tickets for the day, as well as food and beverage specials. The celebration will include a hula hoop contest and prizes for the best 70s costume contest and for the Snowbird guest with the most Snowbird season passes. DJ Knucklz will be spinning 70s music, and guests may enter a raffle drawing. The Summit Gala will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Snowbird's founders, Ted Johnson and Dick Bass, will speak during dinner, and live music will be provided by Imagine: The Beatles Tribute Band. Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of a new video called "Hatching the Bird," documenting the opening of Snowbird. Tickets to the Gala cost $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10. Proceeds will benefit the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Snowbird Sports Education Foundation and Wasatch Adaptive Sports. Tickets may be purchased at https://store.snowbird.com/gala/.