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The North American Alphorn Retreat


Established in 2008, The North American Alphorn Retreat is the oldest and longest running alphorn workshop in North America.  This event is immersive, and provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the alphorn in an idyllic alpine setting. In addition to our top notch instruction, the North American Alphorn Retreat provides group dinners where you will get the opportunity to speak with our instructors outside of the group rehearsal setting.


2023 marks the 16th annual retreat, and we are excited for this to be the best one yet. This year the retreat will take place Wednesday August 16th - Satuday August 19th at the Snowbird Ski Resort in the beautiful Wasatch mountains just minutes from Salt Lake City, UT. The final concert will take place as part of Snowbird's Oktoberfest, which is one of the largest in the United States.

The North American Alphorn Retreat is taught using alphorns in the key of F. Alphorns will be available to rent if you do not have an alphorn of your own, do not wish to travel with your horn, or your alphorn does not play in the key of F.

The price for the North American Alphorn Retreat is $700. This fee includes all group lessons, as well as 5 meals during the four day retreat. There is a discounted rate of $600 for students enrolled in elementary school- post graduate. The fee for non-playing guests is $350, this rate includes all of the meals during the retreat. The price to rent a horn for the duration of the retreat is $50.

To register for the 1th Annual North American Alphorn Retreat, click on the button below and fill out the form. After we have received your registration, we will forward the schedule for this year's retreat and information on how to book lodging at snowbird using our group rate.

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