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“Family fun in the summer and winter”

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
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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 young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed July 5, 2012

We live here so we have our pick of the liter when it comes to ski resorts. We love them all for different reasons but Snowbird seems to keep us coming back more than the others. Their ski school is wonderful. Great instructors, a lot of bang for your buck, and they take 3 year olds as long as they are potty trained. More info about their ski school and amazing early bird discounts here http://www.onourbeatenpath.com/2012/06/down-road-snowbird-ski-school.html

The summer is jam packed with activities. Special events, everyday events and the beautiful mountain is reason enough to go any day this summer. They have free family flicks almost every Friday night, and some cool summer concerts. There is biking and hiking and bouncing and ropes courses and kids activities and even a mechanical bull. Tram rides, fishing and an alpine slide. Activities for the whole family galore.

They have great stay and play packages. We've only stayed on the mountain during the winter but I'm sure the summer is just as great. That might have been a good idea when we went to watch ET http://www.onourbeatenpath.com/2012/07/snowbird-family-flicks.html

Winter spring summer fall - Snowbird has it all!

Thank HavKidsWilTravel
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great setting... hotel services were somewhat lacking

Thank Bonnieberk
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Snowbird has spoiled me rotten. This resort definitely has the best snow on earth, even on low snow years. The mere expanse and variety of terrain never bores me even when we ski here most winters. The staff here are cool and I've learned more about skiing here than anywhere else. They have good instructors.

I recommend Snowbird to all competent skiers and do NOT recommend it for beginners. The beginner area is built more for advanced beginners (green/blue runs). Besides, just driving up the Canyon Road will intimidate any non-skier just looking at the mountain on the way to Snowbird.

Their dining areas have improved this past year and they really did a good job with The Aerie.

Snowbird has an excellent spa at The Cliff Lodge for those aches and pains (best part of the stay, in my opinion)

Note that Snowbird is a skier's mountain. If you want the shopping/bar scene, go elsewhere.

Thank sunNsnow
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Best Snow in the country. The tram accesses almost everything in 7 minutes. Amazing expert terrain. A skiers mountain

Thank Albotdisc
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This resort is really for upper intermediate and experts, but the slopes are terrific for them. The Cliff hotel is very comfortable and the desk personnel are courteous. It would be nice to have a workout room available as part of the package. Also, the wireless was a constant problem, which is difficult for professionals. The Arrie restaurant is very nice and the Mexican restaurant is quite good. The ski lockers are convenient and have plenty of room. Hope to come back next year.

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