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Reviews for Snowbird

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Snowbird that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Snowbird stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Snowbird review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience.

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Bob Schnitzler
Have a timeshare at the mountain, so traffic problem does not impact us. Great setting within the canyon affords fantastic views, particularly sunsets. Wide variety of challenging terrain and great snow conditions. Crowds can be an issue on POW days, but we have been skiing here for over 10 years and can find hidden powder stashes and lift lines do settle down a few hours after the opening bell.... Full Review
Great variety of terrain and s...
Crowded on POW days and weeke...
2 months ago
Monica
Great mountain and it's really spacious. Many places to drop in, really customizable runs. Hard for beginners and beginner-intermediate skiiers to keep up with at times.... Full Review
Large mountain
Hard for beginners
3 months ago
Joe Smith
Great Mountain with Great Terrain. Got Dumped feet of snow in April... Full Review
Best Extreme Terrain in Countr...
Not Enough Versatility if Skii...
5 months ago
oliver Sczesny
Spent 350$ for two tickets Dec. 30th. Completely under stuffed, fraction of the terrain open despite best snow conditions. Spent 90% of my day waiting in long lines. Snowbird was great once, now it just sucks. Stay away. ... Full Review
Great terrain
Mountain operations suck
5 months ago
Sam West
Our family has skied snowbird for over 20 yrs, but considering buying passes to Alta from now on. Snowbird has been soooo lazy to get even the lower lifts open on time most days. It's becoming embarassing as a local to have a pass at snowbird. Get it together Snowbird... Full Review
Great terrain
They don't get the lifts open ...
6 months ago
Susan Kuo
Incredible terrain, a bit dated lodge but just a classic experience.... Full Review
great terrain
low # of restaurants
9 months ago
Michael Calderobe
GO SOMEWHERE ELSE !!! Poor staff , poor snow control , poor line management. Never again returning and I’m an expert skier with a group of friends who enjoy other mountains besides snowbird. WHAT A MASSIVE LET DOWN !! ... Full Review
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1 year ago
Bill Baggins
For a world class resort - with some of the deepest and most frequently refreshed powder - combined with epic terrain - it is remarkable how backward their attitude is toward customer service. Lets call Snowbird's Customer Service Bassakwards, like one of their runs. We visited Deer Valley twice and Snowbird twice. At Deer Valley they treat each customer like a special guest. Each employee acts like they have a vested interest in the outcome of the customer experience. At Deer Valley when you pull up to drop your ski gear next to the lodge, there are attendants that greet you pleasantly, welcome you to Deer Valley and offer to help you unload your skis and carry them to the ski rack. There is ample parking and skiers are quickly and efficiently transported from Parking to the slopes in multiple open transport vehicles. At Snowbird, we had to jump through hoops to get a parking pass, then wait in a long poorly run line to scan our pass and get into the parking lot. We found open parking spots and parked - only to find out when we got back that our vehicle in the afternoon, it had been booted and a big annoying warning sticker put on the driver’s window blocking the driver's ability to see through the driver's side window. We later found out Snowbird had placed a sign about 10 parking spaces away from where we parked saying that this area was designated as preferred parking requiring another special pass which we did not have. No welcoming attendant that helps with your skis and offers direction on parking, just poorly marked parking designations - a dangerous warning sticker mashed onto the driver's side window and a boot cleverly placed on our car, so we have to go visit their most unpleasant and rude public safety office in the bowels of the Snowbird Plaza. The Public Safety Officials were rude and unapologetic for the misunderstanding, the inconvenience and the lack of signage informing the uninitiated public of Snowbird's "Preferred Parking" arrangements. It seems odd that an organization that claims to cater to world class skiers is so backward in the art of "Customer Service." Dave Fields ought to visit Deer Valley and force his Managers and employees to learn from Deer Valley what world class customer service look like. They are worlds apart. No doubt Snowbird has better Powder Skiing Terrain and Snow - but is it really that hard to deliver your ski offering with good information, a friendly smile and basic manners. Leave the arrogance to lessor locations. A place like Snowbird that caters to wealthy skiers from all over the world should delivery in the same world class manner that other world class resorts operate. 5 Stars for Powder and Terrain - 1 Star for Customer Service "Negative 10 Stars" for Parking and "Negative 20 Stars" for "Public Safety" This partly for making my car unsafe to drive and partly for being so rude and arrogant about what you do. Snowbird likes to brag about their 1 star reviews. I dare you to publish this one on your advertising bill board. I hope this serves its purpose and you learn and hire a Public Safety leader that gets customer service and safety instead of the Neanderthals you currently employ at Snowbird. ... Full Review
Amazing Powder and Epic Terrai...
Customer Service and Parking S...
1 year ago
Douglas Smith
Has been my resort since 9th grade (34 years). It’s just perfection. When young I lived for the Peruvian bumps and cliffs off Gad Valley. Now I love steep, fast and long bombs from tram to tram. Alta is ok and a good Utah runner up (my main resort from 8-12 yo) but it ain’t the Bird! ... Full Review
Best mountain in Utah and in m...
If your learning go to bunny h...
2 years ago
Jim
I live in the Seattle area. I have been skiing for about 50 years, and I have skied at most of the major western US ski areas. Once I discovered Snowbird about 40 years ago I was all in. I still occasionally ski another area, and I am always disappointed because I could have been skiing Snowbird instead. Last year I had an IKON pass, but this year I am only getting a Snowbird season pass. Snowbird is the greatest ski area in the world if you are an expert. Nothing can match its snow and steep terrain. The Tram is fabulous in a storm. If you are an intermediate or beginner, you should probably go somewhere else. Many locals prefer Alta, but I find that I am often traversing are hiking at Alta. At Snowbird you can just point your skis downhill and go.... Full Review
terrain, snow, lifts, the Tram
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