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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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Ski Salt Lake City Super Pass: Discounted Lift Passes, Rental and Free Transport
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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
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9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
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"mineral basin"
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Any skier who has not been to Alta / Snowbird must go there at least once. Alta might be a bit more suitable for kids needing lessons with a little more kid friendly, less crowded terrain. Snowbird instructors are great but the learners area (Big...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Visited Snowbird at the end of March, it was a bluebird day and conditions were spectacular. As far as pure skiing is concerned, out of the 5 resorts we visited in Utah, this was the best. Stunning new lodge up at the summit, so much...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Snowbird is fun for ski lovers, lots of run with excitement and wide range to pick and choose. With many restaurants to choose, you can relax at the top or ski.

Thank Annie C
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I visited April 30th - that late in the season, Snowbird is the only resort in the area still open. Amazingly, even with no artificial snowmaking the resort was absolutely covered! No brown patches or green foliage to the side of the piste here -...More

Thank Moti_Granovsky
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

WOW what a place. Awesome views of the canyon and high mountains. Six restaurants on property. We did the Steak House- good food & service. Long drive up the hill from Salt Lake City but well worth it. Watch for people parking at the many...More

Thank Ronald P
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Snowbird is a gem. The new building and restaurant at Hidden Peak are not to be missed. Have lunch, and enjoy the amazing views from the peak. This mountain is known for offering advanced terrain, and it does not disappoint. I always enjoy my mountain...More

Thank tmoss2016
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I am not a skier, however, Snowbird is beautiful for it's nature and amazing views. We enjoyed dinner and watched all the activity. A memorable experience.

1  Thank fiamma11
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We go here every year in the summer and the kids love the alpine slide, alpine coaster, mountain flyer, climbing walls, bungy tramps, gondola and lift rides, and rope course. We especially like to ride the gondola up, make a short hike part way down,...More

Thank kimekstrom
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Nothing to do here but ski in the 70s style glory. Great mountain easy access tons of incredible terrain and amazing snow late into the spring! Fun concrete accommodations. Food not great and not much to do Apres ski but make your own fun. If...More

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular. Doesn't matter which direction you look. Ski conditions are impressive. We got a few inches of fresh powder just the night before.

1  Thank Benigno G
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Loza121
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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
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DebraW225
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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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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.
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