Often overlooked because of the famous resorts in Park City and the Cottonwood Canyons, Snowbasin is a gem of a resort and has diverse terrain ranging from beginner to expert, with three terrain parks, wide-open bowls, trees and glades, groomers and an abundance of light, Utah powder. Downtown Ogden offers a great après scene for when it's time to retire from the slopes.
Snowbasin is located 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and 8 miles from Ogden Valley. It is a 50-minute drive from Park City. The Utah Transportation Authority (UTA) offers bus service to Snowbasin Resort from mid-December until the beginning of April. There are also shuttle services available.
Snowbasin Resort opened in 1939 and has grown into a ski resort for all levels of skiers. In fact, it hosted the downhill alpine skiing races for the 2002 Winter Olympics. There are 104 runs, breaking out as follows: 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced/expert. All are serviced by 11 lifts over its 3,000 skiable acres. The resort’s 350 inches of annual snowfall is bolstered by 600 acres of snowmaking.
Base elevation sits at 6,391 feet with a summit elevation of 9,350 feet, resulting in 2,959 of vertical drop – ensuring that all riders and skiers will be fully entertained by this varied terrain. Add to that three terrain parks, and freestylers will have plenty of room to play. The ratings of the terrain parks are The Crazy Kat (beginner), Coyote (intermediate) and Apex (advanced).
Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operated resorts in the U.S. There are 26 kilometers of Nordic trails. The Grizzly Center offers both retail sales and rentals. The Learn & Earn Program is offered to convert non-skiers and -boarders into lifelong enthusiasts. It’s a three-year program
There are frequent events throughout the summer, including Blues, Brews & BBQ free concert series, free movie nights, bike races and more. You can also take scenic gondola rides, and there are plenty of hiking trail systems as well as a Kid’s Adventure Course and mini golf.