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“Good time skiing and snowboarding!”

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
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$276.00*
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Ski Salt Lake City Super Pass: Discounted Lift Passes, Rental and Free Transport
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Snowbird
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Great place with a good deal for learners. Was able to take a class and get half price off lift tickets for myself. The green runs seemed a little steep to me, but the others in my group were fine with the blue/black runs. The beginner area is a little overly easy and I didn't really like the "obstacles" in the middle. Couple trees.. Not really good for a new snowboarder! ;)

Thank Onesmallrat
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

I've stayed here every year with our business outing for about 3 years now and I love the Atrium, and Oktoberfest is fun, but the customer service always leaves me wanting more... more helpful people, and less people who act like answering a question is tortuous!

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Snowbird and Alta usually have the best snow in the country and even in a lean year like this (2011/12) the snow was adequate when we arrived, even without new snow for 2 weeks. But then a nice little storm hit and 3 days and 50" later if was epic!! Both mountains are for the most part "skiers mountains" meaning not for the timid, but Alta especially has some great beginner terrain and getting around both mountains is easy. There's a REAL mountain feel when you hear avalanche cannons going off in the mornings, and great value to a ski trip too. MUCH cheaper than Colorado!!

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Loved my trip to Snowbird! Though I will admit after cruising all over the day prior at Alta, I was overconfident & got myself in a bit over my head at Snowbird ... The narrow, icy catwalks with 40mph wind gusts were no help (oh, that & this was my first time skiing outside of the Midwest). But after relaxing & heading down at my own pace I felt an amazing rush making it all they way down!

I definitely plan to go back the next few years!

Thank Meluap
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Amazing snow and skiing! Fantastic ski school - my kids advanced much more in one week of ski school at Snowbird than at any other resort. I look forward to a return visit.

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