Salt Lake Area Adventure Tours
proceeds benefit this year's Community Connection
During the 2016 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City will be providing unique opportunities for you to explore the ins-and-outs and behind-the-scenes of this year's host city. Get to know Salt Lake City or rediscover it in a whole new way.
$40 per tour
Tours depart from Salt Palace Convention Center.
Saturday, August 13
Snowbird – Choose Your Passion
Begin by experiencing breathtaking mountain views via Snowbird's iconic aerial tramway to a new mountain venue atop 11,000 foot Hidden Peak. Then, choose your passion! Learn about Snowbird's environmental stewardship—take a short tour of their unique water treatment facility or co-gen power plant. Other options would include a 1.2 mile round-trip nature walk along Snowbird’s Barrier Free Trail and a leisurely stroll through Snowbird’s 44th Annual Oktoberfest celebration, the largest authentic Oktoberfest offering west of the Mississippi. Take a ride on Snowbird’s Mountain Coaster, Alpine slide, or the Mountain Flyer!
Big Cottonwood Canyon Tour
Summer or winter, this spectacular canyon offers plenty of outdoor activities and breathtaking views. Your destination will be Solitude Mountain Resort where you'll enjoy a chairlift ride, alpine entertainment, avalanche rescue dog demonstration, and a stop to sample some locally-brewed libations while you watch a live bird presentation featuring native raptors.
High West Distillery Tour
Each group will go on a full tour of the brand new distillery with a High West tour guide, enjoying tastings of this award-winning whiskey and, for a small additional fee, an optional ‘Whiskey 101” flight course. Relax and enjoy the rustic High West Distillery surroundings high in the mountains outside Park City with horseshoes, conversation, and an amazing view.
Olympic Sports Park
Tour the facility that was constructed for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The 389-acre Utah Olympic Park features six Nordic ski jumps, a sliding track (for luge, bobsled, and skeleton races), a freestyle aerials winter training and competition hill, and 750,000-gallon training pool. It is also home to the Winter Sports Center, which houses two museums. You'll even see athletes in action!
Park City’s Kimball Arts Festival
Park City’s historic Main Street has been transformed into an art lovers’ mecca every summer for the past 47 years. Over 200 artists from across the country put on a dazzling display of jewelry, glass, painting, fiber arts and more at the Kimball Arts Festival. There are live musical performances and incredible cuisine. You’ll have time to explore the festival on your own, but will meet up for a special event before heading back to Salt Lake City.
Tuesday, August 16
Cultural Tour of the City
On this walking tour, you'll visit three spectacular — and very different — performing arts venues: the multi-use Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center; the recently-renovated 1913 Capitol Theatre, home to Ballet West and the Utah Opera; and the soon-to-be-open Eccles Theater, which will bring Broadway to Salt Lake City. You'll be treated to live performances, behind-the-scenes access, and a special reception.
DNA Detectives/Family History
Learn how researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Center are using genetics (family history) to help identify certain cancer risks in families, which could help lead to early detection and treatment. The presentation will then be followed by a visit to the LDS Family History Center for a guided tour and demonstrations of basic genealogy research methods.
Pub Crawl History Tour
History, architecture, and libations walk hand-in-hand on Utah Heritage Foundation's Historic Pub Crawl. Hear how LDS Church President Brigham Young started Salt Lake’s first “buy local” movement while you enjoy locally-produced “goods in a glass” in your complimentary tour mug at some of the city’s finest watering holes. (Beverage fees apply.)
Tour of the Bishops' Warehouse
This experience focuses on the one of the most efficient disaster relief and humanitarian aid agencies in the world. The Bishops' Storehouse tour and educational sessions will take attendees on the same tour and sessions that US Presidents and other dignitaries have taken to grasp the breadth and depth of the LDS humanitarian aid efforts.
Natural History Museum of Utah
You will first be amazed at the architecture of this stunning building, nestled in the foothills above Salt Lake City. Upon entering, you'll see breathtaking collections in nine special galleries that showcase the unique natural history of this area. From dinosaur bones to delicate artwork of Native peoples, you'll experience first-hand why Utah is a natural wonder.
NOTE: The Classic, Salt Lake Area Adventure Tours, Community Connections, ASAE Foundation's Golf/Tennis, and the 5K Fun Run/Walk are fundraising activities to support the Utah Food Bank, because of this, we are unable to refund tickets. However, these tickets are fully transferrable.