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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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Great spring skiing memorial day weekend

Congrats snowbird! Great job grooming and preparing the slopes! Super spring skiing! Lifts were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ted P
via mobile
Spring skiing with the family

Best on slope food of the four canyon resorts. The quarter chicken, potatoes and pasta were... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
+1 801-933-2222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Congrats snowbird! Great job grooming and preparing the slopes! Super spring skiing! Lifts were open 8 am to 2 pm, not too many crowds. Enjoyed my 2 days of Paradise

Thank Ted P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Best on slope food of the four canyon resorts. The quarter chicken, potatoes and pasta were fantastic

Thank 547BDG
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Second time skiing at Snowbird, first with the kids. My husband and I are strong intermediates, comfortable on groomed blues. Kids are advanced beginners but did great in the ski school with excellent instructors. My older child could get all around the mountain on Blues...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One of the iconic ski resorts in the world and for a good reason. The best skiing anywhere and a super friendly, low key vibe to boot. Great spring skiing especially in the afternoon. Nice variety of runs. And the views off the tram are...More

Thank jonadoc
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hard to beat 57 degrees in mid-April after 21 inches of fresh powder. This was my first time skiing in Utah. Wow! Colorado is very nice but this is better. Not often I find runs I hesitate to take but they have many here. Tough...More

Thank mn_teefo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to Snowbird at the March 28th and April 1st for my kids' spring break. Snowbird is on the west side of the mountain and Park City is on the East side. The weather changes quickly during spring time, I found out that when...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I would probably not recommend this mountain as a first choice for beginner skiers but our family with two teenagers had a great time. Lots of steep slopes and plenty of snow even in April. This Mountain is NOT Deer Valley. Don't expect fresh corduroy...More

Thank Stumbalina23
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our first visit to Snowbird. We experienced a relaxing family ski resort with great snow. Easy to get to from the SLC airport. Charming and well thought out. Great value. Welcoming and capable staff. Wide variety of ski runs. Definitely recommend investing in private coach...More

Thank Codatrek
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Snowbird is not for the faint of heart. Over 3000 feet of vertical. 500+ inches of snow. Skiing into the 3rd week of April. Base at almost 8,000 feet summit over 11,000 feet. The best views in Utah. Lots of double blacks, awesome blue groomers....More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Since my son started living in Salt Lake city we have visited many times and tried most of the local ski resorts, and I must say that Snowbird is my favorite by far. Last week we were blessed by a blue bird day and that...More

Thank MMFoucher
Nearby Restaurants
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.70 km away
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.37 km away
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.09 km away
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.15 km away
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Going to Snowbird on Saturday for Oktoberfest and am also interest in the tram and other summer activities. Is it worth it to buy the day pass? Would I have enough time to do all activities and enjoy Oktoberfest in one day? Thank you!
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
Hi! My husband and I, both in our 50s, and our 16 and 18 year old sons are planning a trip out west to ski right before Christmas. We are all strong intermediate skiers. We have skied Beaver Creek, Vail, Park City and Deer Valley before, all on the green and blue and some groomed black trails. My question is if Alta and Snowbird are much more challenging than those mountains? We want to make sure there is enough groomed intermediate terrain to keep us busy for 4-5 hours/day on the mountain. Thanks for any advice!!
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
Bobbyg P
Would like to know if there are any pkg. deals for seniors at Snowbird during October fest?
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.