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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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Beautiful during Oktoberfest

My husband and I had a weekend away up at Snowbird for Oktoberfest. The ambience of the festival... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mice in Hotel Room

I stayed in the Cliff Lodge from Sept 9-14 room C364 as part of a conference. As I was packing my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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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” (10 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 yesterday

My husband and I had a weekend away up at Snowbird for Oktoberfest. The ambience of the festival was so fun. Beautiful location, the mountains are breathtaking. We enjoyed riding the tram and the mountain coaster. The food was ok, the beer was good. Family...More

Thank FrenchAtHeart07
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed in the Cliff Lodge from Sept 9-14 room C364 as part of a conference. As I was packing my bags on the last day I noticed a very large mouse staring at me from across the room. After a few seconds it ran...More

Thank gelms2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent was here during Oktoberfest. This is an overall summer winter Resort lots of places to go lots of restaurants hiking skiing they even do trout fishing guide service it's a very very nice place

Thank Bodie L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a good convention in august at this ski resort. Happy time. Family fun. Outdoors nice. Pool was warm and nice.

Thank Jaydoc70
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week at the Snowbird Resort recently -- on business -- and thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Cliff Lodge. My room was large, well appointed, and very clean. Indeed, the daily room service was excellent. There are a number of dining opportunities...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Salt Lake City for business, I drove up to Snowbird after getting some unexpected free time one afternoon. It's less than 40 minutes from downtown SLC, and the drive up the canyon is beautiful. The resort was quiet, with very few people around,...More

Thank ERFSU82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended Oktoberfest at Snowbird during August on a Sunday evening. We purchased the all day activity pass for 3 over 43 inches. We were able to do all of the rides including the tram, the lift, roller coaster, rope course, and zip line. We...More

Thank K P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years we get season passes or 10 packs to various resorts in the area and we keep finding ourselves coming back to snowbird. Great terrain for skiing for advanced riders but there is a step change in ability between green circle runs on...More

Thank loppermopper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday options included tram and/or lift passes, other activities such as zip lines, mountain coaster, and a plethora of eating and drinking options for Oktoberfest. Outdoor band and cool air (due to the altitude)

Thank Denny R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

So here we are first weekend for the annual Snowbird Octoberfest. Honestly the place to me was dead. Some of the vendors were good and German oriented, but many were not, jewelry, clothing, toys. Beer was excellent as any true German beer is, priced accordingly...More

Thank WWF4G
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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
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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.