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.
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.
You have a couple of options for breakfast on the mountain, including:
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.
With a total of 168 runs, the breakout is 27% beginner, 38% intermediate and 35% advanced.
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.