Salt Lake’s Ski Affair Turns 21

Salt Lake City, UT – The J. Willard Marriott Library’s Ski Archives annual fundraiser, the Ski Affair, turns 21 this year. And you know what happens when that magical year comes around? It means the onset of anticipation, an inevitable change or two and lots of excitement.

So it will be with the 2011 edition of the Ski Affair on October 27 at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. The festivities begin with a popular reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. that will mesh with a new dining format that will offer delicious morsels served up at a variety of food stations.

The embellishments will complement the annual highlights of the event – ushering in the upcoming ski season and generating support (a.k.a. funds and friends) for the library’s world renowned Ski Archives. New this year is a lower $60 admission price, an opportunity drawing ticket for a Yeti pass to ski all of Utah’s 14 resorts, open seating for dinner, self-serve food stations, a high-value live auction and a video flashback celebrating the 10th anniversary of Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

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And at the core the Ski Affair will continue its social hour with over 500 ski enthusiasts mixing and mingling and a high-value silent auction, no-host cash bars and historic photo exhibits. Women’s Ski Jumping USA will be recognized for its history-making acceptance as an Olympic Winter Games event.

Register for the Ski Affair no later than this Friday, October 21 at www.lib.utah.edu or by calling (801) 581-3421.

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