The hike runs along a groomed snowmobile trail in hilly terrain for about three miles, with an elevation gain of less than 300 feet. If weather is inclement, the hike will be rescheduled.
Participants will meet at the Main Street Park Pavilion in Cedar City at 9 a.m. for carpooling during the 45-minute, 38-mile drive to the monument. Bring your own equipment or rent in advance from Southern Utah University Outdoors by calling 435-865-8704.
Call 435-586-9451 and select "3: park road information and special events" and then select "2: park special events" for a recorded message to ensure the event is not canceled due to weather.
Lucky 13 ski promo
SnowSports Industries America has declared January as "Learn-A-Snowsport" month. Ski Utah and the 13 state resorts it represents are responding with the "Lucky 13" promotion.
The options include special deals at all of the resorts.
Alta will offer a learn-to-ski class for first-time skiers, with four two-hour lessons, equipment rentals and lift tickets for $149. Alta also continues its popular ski-free-after-3 p.m. special.
Beaver Mountain is offering a T-shirt and $5 coupon for skiers who rent the high-performance package Jan. 19-31.
Brian Head will have its all-inclusive learn-to-ski or snowboard package for just $79.
Brighton is offering a $13 discount on a lift ticket when a lesson is purchased between Jan. 19 and 31.
First-timers can hit the slopes at The Canyons with a day lift ticket, rentals and a group lesson for $99.90.
First-timers and locals are invited to Deer Valley on Jan. 26 or 27 for a free clinic, lift ticket and rental. The event is open to skiers 13 and older and is limited to 55 people each day. Call 888-754-8477 or 435-645-6648 and mention "Ski Utah Lucky 13" to register for the event.
Park City Mountain Resort is offering night skiing and boarding for $20 Jan. 19-31. A learn-to-telemark clinic is Jan. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. for $25, which includes a lift ticket. Gear will be provided from White Pine Touring.
Powder Mountain is offering evening beginner's lessons throughout January for $28, which includes a two-hour lesson, rental and a lift pass.
Snowbasin is offering a $39 learn-to-ski or ride package that includes a lift pass, rental and lesson.
Snowbird will offer a discounted lesson program for $130, which includes two two-hour lessons, lift pass for Chickadee and rentals Jan. 22-31.
True-beginner group lessons will be offered for $32.50 at Solitude each day to the first 13 participants to pre-register for a morning or afternoon lesson. A beginner lift ticket and two-hour group lesson are included.
Sundance will have a $13 pass for twilight midweek skiing Jan. 19-31.
Wolf Mountain is holding a First Timers special for one two-hour beginner group lesson Jan. 19-31.
For more information, contact the individual ski resort or visit http://www.skiutah.com.
The fourth annual Cache Valley K9 Challenge dog sled race is Jan. 18-19, featuring six-dog teams that will run 14 miles each day and eight-dog teams that will run 24 miles each day. The races start at 9 a.m. each day, weather allowing, at the Sinks trailhead at the top of Logan Canyon. Visit k9challenge.squarespace.com for more information.
Steve Schmidt of Western Rivers Flyfisher will present a talk on steelhead fishing in British Columbia on Jan. 17 during the Stonefly Society's monthly program meeting. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Fish and Game Association meeting at 1177 W. Bullion (5700 South), Murray.
Native Plant Society
The Utah Native Plant Society is hosting Fred Montague's speech on "The Global Importance of Local Conservation" during its monthly meeting Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake REI store, 3285 E. 3300 South, East Millcreek. Montague is the student adviser in the biology department at the University of Utah, where he focuses on ecology and environmental studies. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.
Powder Mountain ski resort is holding Grom Fest, a skiing and snowboarding competition for youth 10 and younger, Saturday. Events include mini-downhill races and mini-slopestyle competition. A separate age class will be held for youth 5 and younger. The $5 registration fee includes lunch and a prize. Registration begins at the Sundown Lodge at 9:30 a.m.
The Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., holds Wildlife Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. for all ages. Members are free, adults are $3 and children are $1.25. Meet a different animal each week. No registration is required. Visit http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org for more information.
Great Salt Lake Audubon is holding a trip to the Weber River and Rockport and Echo reservoirs Jan. 19. Meet for an 8 a.m. departure in the ShopKo parking lot in Sugar House. Species of interest include bald eagles and American dippers. Call Nathan at 801-755-4480 to confirm.
* To get your event listed, e-mail the information to brettp@ sltrib.com or by mail to Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 90 S. 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
Free REI clinics
The Salt Lake REI store, 3285 E. 3300 South, in East Millcreek is holding the following free clinics.
The Alta Historical Society and The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation are presenting members of Alta's Ski Patrol talking about avalanche safety and the role of dogs in the program. The meeting is being held Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The popular GPS 101 clinic is Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. Learn the basis of GPS from the navigation experts at REI.