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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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Travellers talk about
“mineral basin” (36 reviews)
“tram ride” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
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Reviewed yesterday

Conveniently close to SLC, will satisfy a diverse mix of skier abiliites, and can really challenge those seeking complexity. With numerous lifts starting at varying levels of the mountain, lift line lengths were very tolerable and the lift speed was appropriate for the distance. Staffing...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In all of the years skiing at wonderful places, snowbird is still my favorite. Great snow and amazing terrain. Our kids (6 and 8) also had a wonderful time at the mountain school and really improved their technique. If you haven’t been to snowbird, I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Snowbird - the first was several years ago - went on a weekday and enjoyed short lift lines and great terrain and snow conditions. Love the bowls. Buy tickets ahead of time online to save !!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in snowbird at the beginning of the ski season with my family with 6 children from 8 to 19 years . We really loved the place, very personalize and charming . However we were not that lucky with the snow and most of...More

Thank guerreroguarello
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious accommodations in the Cliff Lodge. Excellent experience for the family. Loved the skiing and tram. Loved the pilates and yoga classes. Loved the gym and spa. Enjoyed the restaurants and shopping options. Recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Utah ski areas have raised the bar for US skiers and Snowbird and Alta are my favorites. What makes them unique is the extraordinary range of trails catering to different levels and abilities. I skied Snowbird over a six hour period and never skied the...More

Thank jonathb5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were concerned when we heard a small child below the lift yell "I'm gonna die!" as she tumbled into a pile of snow. ;-)

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

By far my favorite ski resort. Love all the Trammell take it at 11,000 feet in five minutes with a 3 1/2 mile run down

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Outstanding! Excellent! Yeah, so for early January, the base, at 42 +/- inches, is only half of what it usually is this time of year. So what? Then it snowed 3" during the day, 2" at night, then 4" and 5" during the next two...More

Thank differentname
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Snowbird to go skiing with a friend of mine who has a season pass. Both of us would be classified as "beginner+" skiers and on the day we went many of the green runs were closed, including one entire lift. The snow was great...More

Thank Jillane H
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Loza121
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
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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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