Wolf Mountain Announces Howl Fest & Chili Cook-off
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(Eden, UT) – Wolf Mountain has announced that the 2nd Annual Howl Fest will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This community event, which is designed as a “Welcome to Winter,” offers fun for the whole family, and is a great time for families to purchase discounted season passes.

“This year, we’re thrilled to be able to add two new twists; we’ll host the Utah State Chili Cook-off and a Gear Swap.” Commented General Manager Bill Cox.  The Chili Cook-Off is a sanctioned event where the Official Judging is done by 10-12 well qualified judges.  The Utah State Chili Cook-Off winner will receive $500 in cash and move on to the national competition. The public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to sample the chili and there will be a People’s Choice competition for those willing to compete but not at the sanctioned level. “We expect some very serious competitors from all over the mountain west region'' commented Jeff Ray, organizer of past state competitions held in St. George. Jeff will be partnering with the event staff at Wolf Creek Resort to bring the state competition to northern Utah. The schedule for the Chili Cook-Off is as follows:

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Chili preparation
Noon - 4 p.m. - "Flew the Coop" music
1 p.m. -3 p.m. - Official Chili Judging
2 p.m. - Pumpkin Roll Competition
3 p.m. - Ski Boot Toss
3:30 p.m. - Pumpkin Carving Awards Ceremony
4 p.m. - Chili Cook-off Awards Ceremony
Fri. eve and all day Sat. - Gear Swap

“In addition to the Chili Cook-Off, we’ve added some challenging on mountain competitions such as the Pumpkin Roll at 1 p.m. a Pumpkin Launch at 2:30 p.m. and Pumpkin Bowling from the top of the Howling Wolf chairlift throughout the afternoon.” commented Cox. Diamond Peak Mountain Sports will organize the Ski Boot Toss at 3 p.m., which is a challenging competition where a heavy ski boot is tossed uphill.  Popular regional band “Flew the Coop” will perform from Noon until 4 p.m.  Fun for the kids will include face painting, a pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin carving demonstration, a Bounce House and more!  Spunky, the Wolf Mountain Mascot, will be present and will be up to his usual antics,” said Bill.  Patrons can drop off their pumpkins for the carving contest anytime between 10 a.m. and 3:30 when the official judging will take place. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 20 tickets for $15.00. Tickets will be required for lift rides, face painting, the climbing wall, Chili tasting, the Bounce House and Food and Beverages.

And what would a Howl Fest be without a Howling Contest? In this officially judged event, anyone from the crowd can step up on stage at 2 p.m. and howl away. The winner will receive a Family Value Season Pass, with day passes for 2nd and 3rd place contestants. The Howl Fest is also an opportunity for anyone considering working at the resort to learn about available positions and pick up an application.

Gear Swap

The Gear Swap, which is being sponsored by Diamond Peak Mountain Sports, will take place on Friday October 20 & Saturday October 21 at the ski shop at Wolf Mountain from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be both new and used skiing and riding equipment available, and anyone wanting to sell gear must drop their items off at Diamond Peak at Wolf Mountain on Thursday October 19 from 4 p.m – 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  
Jeff Summers, Mountain Operations Manager, announced the on mountain improvements for the upcoming season:

  • Addition of 4 new trails
  • The addition of 16 new snow guns which increases snowmaking capacity by 50%.
  • Expansion of the Wolf’s Lair Terrain Park by 30%, with 12 new features.
  • A new Bombardier Terrain Master Snowcat to keep Wolf’s Lair Terrain Park in totally “sick” shape.
  • Addition of a Yurt as an expansion of the Mountain Learning Center with new programs such as Children’s Drop-Off School, Women on Fridays (WOOF) and a Youth Freeride Race Team. 
  • Introduction of Wolf Creek Adventures to provide additional alpine activities for families including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing & snowmobiling.
  • Acquisition of a triple chairlift scheduled for installation for the 2007 – 2008 season

Wolf Mountain offers the most affordable skiing and riding in the Rocky Mountain West. It’s all about family, fun and affordability.    More information and season pass sales are available at www.wolfmountaineden.com  or call (801) 745-3511.


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