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“Last Ski Day”

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
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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
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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, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great time! It's wonderful that Snowbird stays open long after all the other resorts close. Six weeks, to be exact! All weekend was beautiful, with buttery corn snow and crazy costumes! It is so nice to end the season on warm sunny days!

Thank Marlynne P
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have visited snowbird many times. It is my favorite place to ski in the US. The terrain, the staff and the mountain school are great. Little Cottonwood Canyon almost always gets more snow than any other resort in the US. While snowbird is a challenging mountain, there's terrain for beginners, and enough challenge for the most advanced skiers. I wouldn't recommended Little Cottonwood Canyon if you are looking for nightlife, but you need to get up early anyway, especially on a powder day!

Thank woodzey
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

What can I say? My family and I have some of the best memories, and ski pictures from this resort! The snow is great and the service is impeccable,

Thank SkigirlSteph
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were impressed by the level of service from the employees of the resort. We particularly appreciated the "mountain host" service which allowed us to ahve a guided tour of the area for free.
We missed a real "village" feeling like in Europe. This is really a place for people looking to ski only!

Thank jaquoze
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

When skiing or snowboarding in Utah skip the Park City resorts and head for the Cottonwood Canyons. In my opinion the crown jewel of the cottonwoods is Snowbird. As far as the best snow, the best terrain and really best value this is the resort. I have skied here many times in my life and been to all the resorts in Utah and am always impressed with the great staff and facilities this resort has to offer. Last time I went I lost my helmet on the lift. I filled out a lost helmet report. They called that same day when it was turned in and shipped it to me free of charge. Talk about outstanding service. Also the terrain is really well suited for skiers who want to challenge themselves, and you can't beat the experience of the tunnel and the tram. If you are a beginner the terrain is limited, but there still is enough to ski on and learn on. Also no resort opens sooner or stays open later in the state of Utah. Skip Park City and head to the Cottonwoods!

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