Utah

Snowbasin Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Where Is Snowbasin Ski Resort Located?

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.

Lodging located in Ogden Valley, 8 miles away, and Ogden, 17 miles away from ski area.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Known for its all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch, Needles Lodge is great for both breakfast and lunch. 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville, UT 84317

Lunch

  • John Paul Lodge is consistently ranked as one of the best places to eat on the mountain. Grab a spot in front of the fireplace. 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville, UT 84317

Dinner

  • Gray Cliff Lodge specializes in prime rib, local trout and homemade cinnamon rolls. You won’t be disappointed with your meal. 508 Ogden Canyon, Ogden, UT 84401

Apres/Nightlife

  • Shooting Star Saloon is a signature watering hole with interesting décor and a full bar. 7350 East 200 S, Huntsville, UT 84317

Terrain

Terrain

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).

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Snowbasin Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

80"
50"
33"
17"
0"
12"
Nov
66"
Dec
60"
Jan
64"
Feb
42"
Mar
13"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

7%
Beginners Runs
37%
Intermediate Runs
47%
Advanced Runs
9%
Expert Runs
107
Runs in Total
41.8 mi
Runs in Total
3.5 mi
Longest Run
3000 ac
Skiable Terrain
625 ac
Snow Making
24.9 mi
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

3
Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
3
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

9350'
Summit
2900'
Vertical Drop
6450'
Base

Important Dates

December 10, 20212021/12/10
Projected Opening
April 10, 20222022/04/10
Projected Closing
135
Projected Days Open
143
Days Open Last Year
82
Years Open
300"
Average Snowfall
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