Weekend Express: Pond skimming, AutoRama, Snowflake Festival
7th Annual Spring Gruv » The pond skimming contest will be the first event of the 10-day Spring Gruv celebration. Contestants in costume attempt to cross a 100-foot pond on skis or a snowboard. A concert by Steel Pulse! follows. Information, www.canyonsresort.com/events.html%3Ftextid%3D169
When: Noon, Saturday, contest starts (registration for competitors is 9-10 a.m.)
Where: Canyons Resort, just outside Red Pine Lodge
Admission: $10-$50, must be 10 years of age or older to enter; spectators need a gondola ticket
Snowflake Festival » This four-day celebration runs through Sunday at Alta. Planned events include a field day, one-piece ski outfit day, ski with a ranger, Soul Poles sale that benefits the Alta Community Enrichment program, raffle and chili cook-off. Information, altaarts.org/events/snowflakefestival2014.
When: 4:45-7 p.m. Friday, field day with contests in flycasting, snowball throwing and biathlon; 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, ski with a ranger; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Soul Pole sale; 6 p.m. Sunday, chili cook-off.
Cost: Varies by event
Utah Healthy Lifestyle Expo » Seminars, demonstrations and exhibits on healthy living. Information, www.greenband.com/healthylifestyle/.
When: Noon-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday
Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy