Play Forever Presentation: Restoring the Health of the Great Salt Lake

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Mar 13 2024

The Great Salt Lake is necessary to Utah and the surrounding environment, from being a harbor for migrating birds to playing a critical role in keeping Snowbird's snowpack light, fluffy and plentiful. However, according to "Decline of the world's saline lakes," there has been a persistent reduction in water supply to Utah's Great Salt Lake since the arrival of 19th century pioneers, leading to a decrease in both elevation and volume.

Join The Nature Conservancy and Snowbird for a presentation titled "Restoring the Health of the Great Salt Lake," followed by a streaming of Mike Fleischner's documentary "The Last Resort," and learn how skiers can do their part in saving this important natural landmark. 


  • March 13, 11 am - 1:30 pm
  • Location: The Cliff Lodge, Ballroom
  • Pastries & coffee will be provided
  • FREE and open to the public


  • 11 am - Noon | The Nature Conservancy presents Brian Steed, Great Salt Lake Commissioner and Executive Director of the Janet Quinney Lawson Institute for Land, Water and Air at Utah State University, discussing "Restoring the Great Salt Lake"
  • Noon - 1 pm | Snowbird presents a screening of "The Last Resort," a new documentary by filmmaker Mike Fleischner 
  • 1 - 1:30 pm | Panel discussion following the film featuring Michael Fleischner, Max Malmquist, Kevin Perry, Lynn De Freitas, and Snowbird President and General Manager, Dave Fields

Learn more about saving The Great Salt Lake by watching Snowbird and The Nature Conservancy's 2023 presentation, featuring Dr. Bonnie Baxter with the Great Salt Lake Institute and Dr. McKenzie Skiles from the University of Utah. 

Read About the 2023 Presentation

Dust on Powder: Saving the Great Salt Lake and the Greatest Snow on Earth








The Cliff Lodge
Date & Time
Mar 13 2024
11 am - 12 pm