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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
Phone Number:
+1 801-933-2222
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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

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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Great ski resort! There's a lot for everyone from beginners all the way to experts. Some points on the mountain provide you with a spectacular view through the canyon into the SLC... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ski resort! There's a lot for everyone from beginners all the way to experts. Some points on the mountain provide you with a spectacular view through the canyon into the SLC valley. The Summit might provide you with that view, but when we were up there, there was a snowstorm in progress with barely 100ft visibility. I highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Leans a little to more difficult terrain. Beautiful area. Great snow. Convenient to Salt Lake City airport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ski resort, the staff was wonderful. The snow amazing and the steeps amazing. Cirques traverse and the steeps off their are a must, you may even see a porcupine

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a challenging mtn for all levels. Love the Mineral Bowl and be sure to ski it in the am. You must do the tunnel at least once. The restaurant at the top is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I broke my leg skiing. Shout out to the team at the medic clinic. They were super friendly. Thanks for the help

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snowbird is a big area. There are lots of cat tracks and getting around isn't always the easiest. But we had a great day and lots of good runs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While we were getting our tickets the Resort employee told us that Blue runs in Snowbird are like Black runs at other ski resorts. I would agree that the terrain is more challenging. I also noticed that with more hard core skiers they are not as courteous as other resorts. They cut very close to you and don't tell you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Snowbird because it is classic Utah skiing - powder, challenging slopes, not as expensive as Park City. Also a nice place to go in the Fall and sit in the hot up, feel the cool air, and take in the Fall colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Snowbird is large enough to have fun for 3 days or so, assuming an expert skier. The runs are stepp and diverse, good lifts and tons of snow. No crowds during the week, weekends are full, as it is a favorite for locals. The only criticism I have is the lax attitude towards opening and grooming runs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

So the first couple of days were a little scratchy on the old snowboarding. Still lots of fun and some lovely pistes both on the near side and mineral basin. Good food options around. AND THEN THE SNOW CAME. Roughly 2 feet one night and another foot over the next 24 hrs. Made for lots of fun. Plenty of fresh... More 

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