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Related Regions: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, North America

Overview

Snowbird ski resort is nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forrest, approximately 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Snowbird’s 2,500 skiable acres are accessed via one tram and 10 chairlifts, including six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles. The Utah ski resort has a summit and base elevation of 11,000 feet and 7,760 feet, with a vertical drop of 3,240 feet. Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of snowfall per year. For skiers and riders looking to develop their skills, Snowbird’s Mountain School is the perfect place to learn, offering everything from private instruction and class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps.

Snowbird claims Utah’s longest ski and ride season, and is usually open from mid-November through May. Snowbird is home to four slopeside lodging options, 15 restaurants and five bars. The Cliff Spa is located on the top two floors of the Cliff Lodge, providing a variety of services for skiers looking to relax.  

Snowbird provides multiple summer activities, including a mountain coaster, alpine slide, summer tubing, ropes course and climbing wall. Snowbird offers lift-served mountain biking during the summer months.

 

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Elevation

  • 11000ft
    Summit
  • 3240ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 7760ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 4
  • 3
  • 14
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    8%

  • Intermediate Runs

    22%

  • Advanced Runs

    41%

  • Expert Runs

    29%

  • Runs

    170

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Night Skiing

    2 ac

  • Longest Run

    2.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2500 ac

More Info

Described by skiers and riders as an intermediate to advanced mountain, Snowbird contains a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. The resort contains steep bowls and chutes, tree glades, long groomed trails and night skiing.

The resort is serviced by an aerial tram that grants access to an abundance of challenging diverse terrain. Powder days are a common occurrence at Snowbird and the snow is some of the lightest and driest snow you will find anywhere in the world. Advanced and expert skiers will find a myriad of possible lines and descents.

 

 

Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort offer the Alta-Snowbird Pass which enables skiers to access both resorts' terrain. A connection gate at the saddle separating Alta's Albion Basin and Snowbird's Mineral Basin is used to move between the two resorts.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/30/201805/12/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    188
  • Projected Days Open
    180
  • Years Open
    47
  • Average Snowfall
    500"

Best Snowbird Hotels

At the peak on one side
Hwy 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon Snowbird, 84092
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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Recreational Facilities
Little Cottonwood Canyon Road Snowbird, 84092
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
The Iron Blosam Lodge from the Peruvian Chairlift
Resort Entry #2 Snowbird, 84092-9000
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Snowbird Reviews

Jim
4th October 20185
Best ski area in the world if you are an expert. Too difficult for the average skier. The combination of snow and...Full review
Lisa Coburn
17th May 20185
We have been going there for years. Summer, Spring. Winter. Fall. Beautiful hiking in summer. Great skiing. Long season. Snow!Full review
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