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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
+1 801-933-2222
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Great Family Reunion Trip

We met family here at Snowbird recently and enjoyed the day visiting the few remaining shops and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Great place to relax plus many family activities

Snowbird has tradionally had the typical outdoor summer activities such as hiking, plus teh tram... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jack A
Sacramento, California
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Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a variety of lodging, dining and most especially year-round sporting activities. In the winter, the resort is known world-wide for it's skiing and snowboarding terrain. In the summer, they have a number of amusement park attractions, along with a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. The Bird is also known for their large Oktoberfest celebrations, that run each weekend from Mid-August through Mid-October. Location: Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta. Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and two conveyer lifts. Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour. Runs: 169 Acreage: 2,500 acres. Terrain: Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35% Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes. Longest Run: Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles. Longest Descent: Gad Valley, 3.5 miles. Terrain Park: The Snowbird Terrain Park is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. It is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts. Snowfall: Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of low-density, “dry” Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called the Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide. Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting). Mountain School: Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps. Accessibility: Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality. Lodging: Four slopeside lodges – The Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam – offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms. Restaurants:15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers. Bars: Five. Spa: The luxurious Cliff Spa on the top two floors of The Cliff Lodge offers massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub. Winter Mountain Tours: Every morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 the Snowbird Mountain Hosts lead a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck. Depending on the weather conditions the tour will show all three drainages of Snowbird, how to easily get around the mountain, where all the important facilities are located, and the notable landmarks. The tours are aimed at the lower level intermediate through advanced skiers and riders. Meeting Space: Snowbird’s mountain village includes 50,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space that includes contemporary A/V equipment, conference services and catering and an outdoor tent with a 1,000-person capacity.
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“mineral basin” (36 reviews)
“tram ride” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
+1 801-933-2222
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We met family here at Snowbird recently and enjoyed the day visiting the few remaining shops and a trip up the Tram. It was a very busy summer Saturday at the Bird. There was a wait for the Tram. Once at the top a few...More

Thank Beasley33
Reviewed 4 days ago

Snowbird has tradionally had the typical outdoor summer activities such as hiking, plus teh tram ride to the top of the mountain. Over the past ten years the resort has developed a range of outdoor "adventure" including a zipline, mountain slide, rope climb, and rock...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family reunion group of 36 recently stayed at the Lodge at Snowbird and all agree it was a great experience overall. We participated in many of the available nearby activities and appreciated the exceptional accomodations that worked for our families with toddlers and babies,...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps my experience should be weighed against the fact that it was slack season just at the start of the summer crowds. Spa was being renovated with limited service. wait time on the summer rides, alpine slide, bobsled etc. was way too long. The only...More

Thank ViceSkip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mountain and lift workers were great. However, if you are disabled you cannot enjoy the area as selfish ski bums take handicapped parking spaces. If you manage to get to the lift ticket office you will be surprised to find that old disabled people...More

Thank Gerardus S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Tram in Snowbird, it keeps you warm going up and it is so fast, while the line moves fast.The price of the tickets are reasonable and you can always get deals, if you bundle with more days or with other mountains, look...More

Thank CrisWilki
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Congrats snowbird! Great job grooming and preparing the slopes! Super spring skiing! Lifts were open 8 am to 2 pm, not too many crowds. Enjoyed my 2 days of Paradise

Thank Ted P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Best on slope food of the four canyon resorts. The quarter chicken, potatoes and pasta were fantastic

Thank 547BDG
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Second time skiing at Snowbird, first with the kids. My husband and I are strong intermediates, comfortable on groomed blues. Kids are advanced beginners but did great in the ski school with excellent instructors. My older child could get all around the mountain on Blues...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One of the iconic ski resorts in the world and for a good reason. The best skiing anywhere and a super friendly, low key vibe to boot. Great spring skiing especially in the afternoon. Nice variety of runs. And the views off the tram are...More

Thank jonadoc
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2 September 2016|
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Response from ScottNReston | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the day pass is worth it. However being a Holiday weekend it is going to be crowded and the lines long for the rides and such so plan for that. Plus time to eat some of the best German Food too. I would arrive as... More
12 October 2015|
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Response from Doug W | Reviewed this property |
Some good advise above. Having had the Epic Pass for the past 4 yeas and spent over 1,000,000 vertical feet on at Vail, BC, Breck and others, I can tell you Alta will give you more varied terrain from groomers to steeps. I... More
Bobbyg P
3 September 2015|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of but the day pass is a big savings and many times you receive a coupon book at check in.