Once-secret Snowbasin is only 40 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport and word's getting out! Nearby Ogden has attracted more than seven major ski manufacturers (including Atomic and Salomon) to relocate and skiers are now making the drive to experience the 2,959 vertical feet of bowls, chutes and groomers covering more than 2,800 acres. Earl Holding’s (owner of Sun Valley Resort, Sinclair Oil and Little America Hotels) Snowbasin is truly a gem. What was once a small local hill is a full-blown rider's paradise. A victim to warmer temperatures, Snowbasin's powder is often 'heavier' than over in the Cottonwood Canyons but it's still more plentiful and lighter than just about anywhere outside of Utah.
Avoid the Strawberry area on foggy days; instead, play in the trees under the John Paul lift. This resort is so much more than "that place that hosted the 2002 Olympic Downhill". And don't get me started on the food. The stirfry rocks!