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“One of Utah’s best”

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Snowbird
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I’be skied most of Utah and really enjoyed my time at Snowbird (even with a light year of snow). The mountain is easy to navigate, the staff is very friendly, and the scenery is gorgeous. I was really impressed with the terrain and the overall condition of the resort. Highly recommend this resort for anyone wanting a more authentic skiing experience over the big box hills.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

One of the strangest ski areas.... the ticket window is up 3 floors of stairs.... there is a very slow elevator available. The gondola is cool... the tunnel with a magic carpet is a little different. Concrete construction is the bird!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Snowbird is such an awesome resort. The mountain is amazing and the powder is awesome. You just can’t beat this place.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We loved our experience at Snowbird. It snowed the day before, so the ski conditions were excellent. We were staying downtown Salt Lake City; we took the 953 bus ($9.00 round trip). Very easy and efficient. There is not much to do at Snowbird besides skiing or snowboarding. If you are looking for a small village with restaurants and stores, Park City might be the best option for you. We got there at 10 am and used the tram. We waited 30 minutes just to get in. However, after that, we waited max 15 minutes for the tram or the ski lifts. The backside of the mountain was my favorite. Let it snow !

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The constant sound of Avalanche Control Bombs being launched is an Unnerving Experience!
Never knowing whether the road is open is anxiety provoking!
On a snow day they start at 7 am and may go on all day.

Would stay away when it snows heavily!

Thank WillSkiforFood
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