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Overview

Snowbird’s 2,500 skiable acres are accessed via 1 tram and 10 chairlifts, including 6 high-speed detachable quads and 4 doubles. The Utah ski resort has a summit of 11,000 feet and a base elevation of 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 to have Utah’s longest ski and ride season, and is usually open from mid-November through May. Snowbird is home to many slopeside lodging options, restaurants and 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 ski resort provides multiple summer activities, including a mountain coaster, alpine slide, summer tubing, ropes course and climbing wall. Snowbird also offers lift-served mountain biking during the summer months.

Where Is Snowbird Ski Resort Located?

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 (SLC). It is six miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. This scenic 45-minute drive from SLC is extremely beautiful, but you might need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get into the canyon if there’s been a lot snow.

Inside Scoop

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.

If you’re bringing the family, kids 6 and under ski free, and there’s a discount for seniors 65 and older. Be sure to take advantage of these to save some money.

Restaurants

Breakfast

You have a couple of options for breakfast on the mountain, including:

  • The Atrium , which is known for its artisan coffee and breakfast buffet. 9320 Cliff Lodge Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092
  • The Forklift , providing outdoor seating and beautiful mountain views while you eat a hearty breakfast. You should also stop by after the day is done to take advantage of their après scene. 9385 South # 094, Snowbird Center Trail, Snowbird, UT 84092

Lunch

  • The Summit at Snowbird is located at the top and is accessible via the tram. For lunch or dinner, you’ll get some amazing food while partaking of breathtaking views. 9385 S, Snowbird Center Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092
  • The Alta Lodge Restaurant provides ski-in and ski-out dining to ensure that you can grab some lunch and then quickly get back to the slopes. 10230 E Hwy 210, Alta, UT 84092

Dinner

  • With amazing views – you should definitely get here to watch the sunset - Shallow Shaft Restaurant specializes in “casual fine dining”. With everything from fresh fish to steak to crispy chicken, you’re bound to find something on the menu. Then, pair it with an amazing glass of wine. 10199 East Hwy 210, Sandy, UT 84092
  • Alta’s Rustler Lodge is a TripAdvisor recommended restaurant, offering a high-end dinner experience and even has a special menu for those with food allergies. 10380 East Hwy 210, Alta, UT 84092

Apres/Nightlife

  • While not particularly known for its nightlife because of its location, you can find some post-ski options to relax and grab a drink.
  • At The Tram Club, you can run into everyone from some ski pros to a celebrity or two. With 14 TVs and a wide selection of beer, cocktails and wine, you’re sure to enjoy the local atmosphere. 9385 South #C01, Snowbird Center Trail, Snowbird, UT 84092
  • If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, head to The Lodge Bistro. With a great patio and weekly restaurant and bar specials, you’ll love the vibe here – as well as the fully stocked bar. 9260 Lodge Drive, Snowbird, UT 84092

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

116"
72"
48"
24"
0"
30"
Nov
86"
Dec
96"
Jan
86"
Feb
77"
Mar
66"
Apr
18"
May
0"
Jun
Beginners Runs
8%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
43%
Expert Runs
24%
Runs in Total
140
Longest Run
2.5 mi
Skiable Terrain
2500 ac

Total Lifts: 12

Gondolas & Trams
1
High Speed Quads
6
Double Chairs
4
Surface Lifts
1

Elevation

Base
7760'
Summit
11000'
Vertical Drop
3240'

Important Dates

November 29, 20242024/11/29
Projected Opening
May 26, 20252025/05/26
Projected Closing
205
Projected Days Open
184
Days Open Last Year
53
Years Open
500"
Average Snowfall
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