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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
Phone Number: 1 8019332222
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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Oktoberfest and plenty of summer activities

We came for Oktoberfest and took the tram to Hidden Peak at 11,000ft elevation. Because we purchased food below we got $10 off the lift ticket and one military rare so it was $31... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Helotes, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to other summer activities, such as Park City and the Olympic Park. I prefer the Olympic Park. At Snowbirds the rides were short, the lines did not move very fast. This may be a good option for younger children, but for 12 and older I recommend the Olympic Park for similar activities or Lagoon as different option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for Oktoberfest and took the tram to Hidden Peak at 11,000ft elevation. Because we purchased food below we got $10 off the lift ticket and one military rare so it was $31 for 2 adults. The top looks recently remodeled. Several people came up with mountain bikes to cruise down the trail. Others hiked around or relaxed in... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We needed a break from the summer heat and this hit the spot perfectly! The ski lift offers beautiul views and a nice long leisurly ride to the top. Walk through the tunnel for a major cool off and more views on the other side! Everything is fun and seems well maintained and safe.

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have owned a timeshare here for about 40 years. We went every summer when our kids were young. For us it was only about an hour from home but felt far away. Now our kids take their kids there, and even grandkids taking their families there. Nobody ever tires of it and over the years they have added things... More 

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Powell, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

UP UP to the height of 8000 ft. Beautiful views every morning with sunshine.A very nice spa with pool for 18 and over. Ce 90 dool temps. A chance to get away from the heat and humity of Tennessee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a locals deal for a room at the cliff, 24-hour activities and breakfast. We had a really fun time as a family! We all enjoyed the unlimited alpine slide & coaster. The "zip line" isn't really a zip line and it's kind of lame, but our kids made us ride it twice. The kids loved the trampolines and we... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked it , it is not too far from Sandy , Ut . A lot of summer activities and fun for all family member .. It worth the price of the ticket .. If you are around this area you must visit it.

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Provo, UT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is touted as a "summer resort", but was highly lacking in amenities. The lodge has no AC in the individual rooms, so we were finding shade in the trees to cool off. The pool was far too crowded, and there was not access to other resort pools. They are about 30-45 minutes from other restaurants and activities, and in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got here after a day long visit to Hogle Zoo (read my review). We had purchased the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass and decided to do the tram the same day. The ride to the tram station is curvy, but easy, and definitely cooler than at SLC. The ride up the tram is slow, calm, and the views beautiful.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This review is only for the summer tram ride up to the summit of Hidden Peak. After dinner at the Aerie where we watched the tram go up the mountain, we decided to take a trip ourselves. Wow! What a view! You can literally see 360 degrees from atop one of the highest peaks in Utah. From the Salt Lake... More 

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