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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
Phone Number:
+1 801-933-2222
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a...

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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Ski Salt Lake City Super Pass: Discounted Lift Passes, Rental and Free Transport

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Love the mountain and snow. The skiing here is challenging though. A blue run here is harder than a blue run at Alta. If your an expert skier this is your place. I wish they... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Love the mountain and snow. The skiing here is challenging though. A blue run here is harder than a blue run at Alta. If your an expert skier this is your place. I wish they had more green runs for my daughter. People are friendly and unpretentious.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Easy in and out drive from SLC. Great lifts, fast tram and access to Alta (skiers only). The staff is always up beat and helpful. Our group took an expert less with Carl. So worth the price as he showed us a few secret powder spots and gave us some great tips and advice on how to refine our skiing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Snowbird is one of the best ski areas I have been to. It tends to get very large amounts of snow given its proximity to the Salt Lake and its Canyon location. They are also very active in making snow. Overall the snow is very light and Snowbird has a very high altitude relative to other ski areas in North... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Some of the best views in the area and many lifts to p,ease you. Gets very crowded early and parking is a mess. Be prepared to walk half a mile if you get there late, but skiing is good

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

It was awesome! Even though it was early season and a lot of lifts/runs weren't open, I still had a great time. The staff was awesomely helpful and accommodating, too. Mountain hosts were super helpful and really fun to talk to, as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Snowbird is our favorite ski resort. There is great variation of terrain, great lifts and beautiful facilities. Their accommodations appeal to all price ranges and they have a variety of food choices. The skiing is second to none and offers very challenging terrain to the intermediate and expert. This is a more difficult area for beginners and there is not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

I live in Utah when not traveling all over the world and this is the first time in four decades of skiing at Snowbird where improvements to the mountain and services are noteworthy and exciting - even to locals. There is a new summit day lodge at the top of 11,000 foot Hidden Peak where the tram from the base... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I love this place. Deep snow, relatively uncrowded on weekdays, good lodging, good food. Close to an international airport. What's not to like?

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We stayed at the lodge in a loft room for the Speedgoat race. The views here are breathtaking! (literally when you get up over 11,000ft) The room was average, but we were told they were about to begin a total renovation. But honestly, you look out from your balcony and it doesn't matter what the room it like. Having a... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This was my first time skiing, went there in the start of summer, but the slopes were pretty good and lots of people skiing. enjoyed it thoroughly.

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