Canyons gets into the Grüv
March 25, 2011
The fourth annual Spring Grüv, which includes events, concerts and contests, will present pond skipping at Canyons Resort today.
That means wild and crazy costumed contestants will attempt to ski or snowboard across a 100-foot pond beginning at noon.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. at One Sweet Ride.
Awards for best costume and best trick will be given to those who make it across. Cheers and laughs will be distributed freely to those who don’t.
Following the award ceremony, the Grammy Award-winning band Los Lobos will play a free concert at the Resort Village. Santana cover band Abraxas will start the music at 3 p.m.
For more than 30 years, Los Lobos musicians including keyboardist Steve Berlin, guitarist vocalist Cesar Rosas, bassist Conrad Lozano, guitarist/vocalist Dave Hidalgo and drummer Louie Perez have toured the world, playing their unique blend of rock and roll, Tex Mex, blues and soul.
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Best known for its 1984 hit "Will the Wolf Survive" and providing the soundtrack to the 1987 Ritchie Valens’ biopic "La Bamba," the East Los Angeles band recently recorded the theme song for this year’s animated Johnny Depp film "Rango."
Last August, Los Lobos released "Tin Can Trust," its first album of original material since 2006’s "The Town and the City."
The new CD received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Americana Album.
On Sunday, March 27, Spring Grüv continues with a free concert featuring Blues Traveler front man John Popper and his solo band the Duskray Troubadours at the Resort Village at 3 p.m.
Another Spring Grüv highlight is the Red Bull Schlittentag on Saturday, April 2.
Schlittentag is the German word for "sledding day," and for Spring Grüv, the term translates as "daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and over a jump on a sled they built themselves."
Teams of three, a pilot and two assistants, will stretch their imagination to build the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps.
Daredevils can register for schlittentage by visiting http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127194774018988 or by emailing Jack Stauss at email@example.com.
Immediately following the event, a free concert of the Tosh Meets Marley Celebration Tour will be held in the Resort Center.
On April 3, the final day of Spring Grüv. Grete Eliassen, who in April, 2010, set a women’s world record by launching 31 feet in the air off a hip feature at Canyons Resort, will present a free screening her new film, "Say My Name."
The screening will begin at 6 p.m. in the Grand Summit Hotel.
In 2009, Eliassen and ski/snowboard photographer Stan Evans, began filming "Say My Name,"which documents her record-breaking jump at Canyons Resort in April 2010.
For a full schedule, visit http://www.springgruv.com.