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Snowbasin

Snowbasin   |  Scott Markewitz
  • Status: Open
  • Weather: Mostly Clear, 35F

Snowbasin Resort is a perennial top ten for SKI magazine in categories like dining, service, lifts and grooming. Here's how that translates: Snowbasin takes care of everything it can control — including a new high-speed, six-person chairlift for the 2021-22 season — and Mother Nature does the rest. Snowbasin Resort is under an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, but is also about 20 minutes from the historic and vibrant Ogden metropolitan area. This is a city with farm-to-table dining, great performing arts and museums, as well as a fervent love for outdoor recreation. It’s stunning to realize Ogden’s backyard includes Snowbasin's 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 skiable acres.

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Snowbasin Trail Map

111 Runs

3,000 Feet of Vert

3,000 Skiable Acres

45 Minutes From Salt Lake City

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Passes and Tickets

Snowbasin honors the Epic Pass (as the second Utah resort to join after Park City), the Sun and Snow Pass (alongside Sun Valley, Idaho) and their own season offerings, the Premier Pass and Value Pass. As for single or multi-day visits, Snowbasin guests collect the most discounts when they buy lift tickets online at least one week in advance.

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Lessons and Ski School

Snowbasin’s Snow Sports Program presents skiers and snowboarders of all levels and ages with impactful — and fun — instruction to meet your goals. Group lessons provide adults and children full-day education for first-timers and those who want to upgrade their turns or take on steeper terrain. All youth lessons abide by Snowbasin's Mantra of "Safety, Fun and Learning" to keep kids laughing, smiling and skiing or snowboarding better than ever before. (Read: "Learn to Ski and Ride Better")

Private, multi-day and multi-week programs offer the best bang for your buck. Private lessons allow VIP access to Snowbasin’s best terrain: ride up the lifts an hour before the public and skip lift lines the rest of the day. Snow Divas workshops customize coaching for women of all abilities in a relaxed environment.

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Resort Information

Who is Snowbasin for?

Snowbasin appeals to all skiers and snowboarders. There’s always an easy way down for beginners and intermediate guests. Meanwhile, untracked terrain — oftentimes days after a storm — in steep bowls, narrow chutes and tricky forests challenge more advanced skiers and riders. And for those seeking big air, three terrain parks provide a strong rail game.

Olympic Legacy

Speed down the same slopes Olympians did at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Snowbasin’s Olympic legacy lives on the steep pitches of Grizzly Downhill and Wildflower Downhill, the black diamond runs that hosted the women’s and men’s downhill, super G and combined races.

Parking and Transportation

Snowbasin offers complimentary parking in five locations: Earl's Lot, Maples Lot, Canyon Rim Lot, Wildcat Lot and Overflow parking. Once parked, walk to a designated pick-up site to be transported to the base area. Snowbasin encourages carpools, so if you’re a car of three or more people, you can access priority parking in Lot A of Earl's Lot on a first-come, first-served basis.

Night Skiing

Snowbasin does not offer night skiing.

Nordic Skiing

Nordic skiers get a boost at Snowbasin, where they have more than 16 miles of trails they can access for free. Suitable for both skating and classic style Nordic skiing, the trails wind through snowy glades and meadows under towering mountain peaks.

Restaurants and Places to Relax

Earl’s Lodge Servery: Consider Earl’s Lodge a hub for ski-day food and apres-ski festivities. Fresh-baked pastries and espresso sweeten up any morning. Fuel the rest of your day with hearty burgers, homestyle turkey pot pie, or homemade pizza and pair it off with a cold local craft beer. Head to Cinnabar inside Earl’s Lodge for gastro-pub style cuisine, specialty cocktails, apps, lunch or apres-ski.

Needles Lodge: Until 3 p.m., Needles Lodge opens to those seeking a luxury dining experience. Relax while taking in awe-inspiring views of the Ogden Valley from 8,700 feet. Award-winning chefs prepare and present gourmet cuisine with the freshest ingredients right before your eyes.

John Paul Lodge: A 12-minute lift ride takes Snowbasin skiers and riders to the John Paul Lodge for gourmet sandwiches, hearty soups and fresh salads. Sit by a crackling fire to warm up or head outside on the patio to soak up the sun. 

The Overlook: Snowbasin's newest restaurant, The Overlook waits 8,700' high with views of the resort and the Ogden Valley below. Stop by for a specialty meal and a drink. Ages 21+ during winter operations. 

Strawberry Slopeside: The go-to spot for a bite to eat and a beer at the base of Strawberry Gondola. Drop in for a quick refresh during lunch hours, between 11:00am and 2:30pm. 

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 86″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: 11/24/2021

    Closing: 04/24/2022

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 60″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: 12/22/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 52″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: 11/24/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 88″

    Open Runs: 0/66

    Opening: 11/23/2021

    Closing: 04/24/2022

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/20

    Opening: 12/21/2021

    Closing: 04/02/2022

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 56″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: 12/04/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 45″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/17/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 32″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 03/27/2022

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 46″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: 11/28/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: 12/17/2021

    Closing: 04/10/2022

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 04/17/2022

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 89″

    Open Runs: 0/141

    Opening: 12/01/2021

    Closing: 05/15/2022

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: 11/23/2021

    Closing: 05/01/2022

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 43″

    Open Runs: 0/50

    Opening: 12/18/2021

    Closing: 04/03/2022

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 18″

    Open Runs: 0/11

    Opening: 12/11/2021

    Closing: 05/01/2022

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