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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092
Phone Number: 1 8019332222
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that...

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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1st time ski

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The mountain is huge, the resort is functional and compact. We stayed at the condos and enjoyed our stay very much. We came to ski, and that is what we did. There was not much else to do at the resort. Snowbird just wasn't very busy. Snow conditions were good, but not the deep powder everyone dreams about because it... More 

Thank Glen W
Roy, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We have stayed at the Cliff lodge several times in the past and have always enjoyed ourselves but something has changed in recent years. Renovations are currently underway which may be a reason we were placed in a hole of a room with a view of dirt. I suggest when checking in you specifically request a view room or a... More 

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Rode the tram yesterday during Customer Appreciation Days. The "cost" was a donation of 3 canned food items to the Utah Food Bank, or a $6.00 donation. The regular cost of a summer single ride is $17.00. The views from the top are amazing. These Customer Appreciation Days were during the state's UEA weekend when most of the kids are... More 

Thank David L
Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We rode the tram to the top of the mountain where we enjoyed spectacular views. The tram was roomy and an enjoyable ride. The staff was extremely friendly. Lots of other activities to do which we plan to do the next time.

Thank Nicole W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First off, this is an all season resort. I have skied here before, first time visitng in Fall. Lots of activities and food available. Now they are ramping up for ski season and lots of activity. Winter skiing is very good, becareful lots of Asians who have o regard for keeping resort clean, they leave used food and never clean... More 

Thank mrichardm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

So much to do, so little time. Ski? Check. Mountain bike? Check. Hike from the tram? Check. Observe wildlife? Check. Just breathe clear, clean air? YES! It really is there. Go.

Thank Haplo1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Come for Oktoberfest, ride the tram, (Get a studio with the wall bed, it is more walking but I loved this) also October 15th-18th is Cusomer appreciation day, free tram rides with 3 cans of food for food drive -or $6 donation.) A great get away. This is my favorite place in fall (some $99-250 a night, look at the... More 

Thank Kim W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We took the kids up to ride the tram...... Very enjoyable experience. We'd done it before but it had been a few years ago.. We walked part of the way down and rode the chair lift..Great family adventure..

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